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Side Show - 2014 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

Based on the legendary Hilton twins, Daisy and Violet, SIDE SHOW follows their heartwarming search for first love and acceptance amidst the spectacle of fame and scrutiny under the spotlight. The world of SIDE SHOW is set against the backdrop of 1920's and '30s show business that seamlessly blend the worlds of carnival, vaudeville, and Hollywood glamour.

Directed by Academy Award-winner Bill Condon (Chicago, Dreamgirls, Twilight: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 and 2, Gods and Monsters) making his Broadway debut, this exciting new staging of SIDE SHOW has "the flash and velocity of a Hollywood motion picture" and "puts gripping emotion in the main tent" (Los Angeles Times).

Don't miss this remarkable true story of two sisters. The very thing that makes them different... makes them extraordinary.

Schedule

Running Time: Two hours and 20 minutes

St. James Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
246 West 44th St. Seating Chart
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Featured Reviews For Side Show


'Side Show' review: Stellar revisions make revival worthy of Broadway - Newsday
The musical about the real-life conjoined Hilton sisters, which crashed and burned in its 1997 premiere, has risen in a revision so radical and deeply satisfying that arguments could be made for calling it new...And with composer Henry Krieger ("Dreamgirls") and author Bill Russell, Condon created a big, old-fashioned, shamelessly entertaining musical that tells its human story while embracing, without forcing, issues beyond the showbiz saga of the sisters' sensational and sad freak show/vaudeville/Hollywood lives...Emily Padgett and Erin Davie are beautifully matched as the twins...While their predecessors in the roles were soaring pop belters, these women blend and contrast with sophisticated delicacy...the staging is so smart that we hardly notice such schlocky remaining lyrics as "You should be cherished like the first bird of springtime." The sisters may sing "goodbye to the side show," but Broadway is saying hello.

'Side Show': Theater Review - Hollywood Reporter
Bill Condon's fabulous "revisal" maximizes the material's strengths and minimizes its weaknesses, serving up mesmerizing entertainment veined throughout with haunting poignancy...Condon puts the sideshow exhibits on lurid display, starting with the intoxicating opening number, "Come Look at the Freaks." This has the unexpected effect, however, not of vulgarizing but humanizing not only Daisy and Violet, but their entire "odditorium" family...Davie and Padgett simply couldn't be better...the synchronization of their movements is as remarkable as their exquisite vocal harmonization. Their performances are both symbiotic and beautifully individualized...Irrespective of any awkwardness that creeps into the plot-heavy storytelling, the flaws are never enough to take us out of the show's enveloping world or to compromise our investment in the fates of Violet and Daisy...even when it borders on kitsch, the music pulls you in. It's not a top-tier score but it's a very good one, melodic and memorable despite lyrics that can be a tad literal and emphatic...Side Show may never be a classic musical, but in this superb production it's a hypnotic spectacle that packs an emotional wallop. Step right up.


 



 

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by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2015
Broadway Unplugged, the critically acclaimed annual concert event at The Town Hall, will make history once again when, tonight, January 26th, the stars of the recent revival of SIDE SHOW, ERIN DAVIE & EMILY PADGETT, sing their famous two duets for the first time in a major concert hall without the aid of any amplification. Performing 'Unplugged,' audiences will hear these two iconic songs soar with a purity they have never heard before.
by Stage Tube - January 5, 2015
At the final closing curtain, the cast gave a touching encore performance of 'Say Goodbye to the Side Show' - check it out below!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - January 5, 2015
Broadway's Side Show just ended its run at the St. James Theatre yesterday, January 4, 2015. The completely reimagined revival began previews on October 28 and officially opened on November 17, 2014. Directed by Bill Condon, the musical includes new music by multiple Grammy Award winner and Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Tony Award nominee Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls), with book and lyrics by Tony Award nomineeBill Russell and additional book material by Bill Condon, and choreography by Tony and Olivier Award nominee Anthony Van Laast (Mamma Mia). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the final curtain call!
by Sally Henry Fuller - January 4, 2015
Broadway Unplugged, the critically acclaimed annual concert event at The Town Hall, will make history once again when, on Monday, January 26th, the stars of the recent revival of SIDE SHOW, Erin Davie and Emily Padgett sing their two famous duets, 'Who Will Love Me as I Am?' and 'I Will Never Leave You' for the first time in a major concert hall without the aid of any amplification.
by BWW Special Coverage - January 4, 2015
Broadway's Side Show will end its run at the St. James Theatre today, January 4, 2015. The completely reimagined revival began previews on October 28 and officially opened on November 17, 2014. Below, BroadwayWorld salutes the revival with a special flashback of the show's road to Broadway!
by TV News Desk - December 17, 2014
Broadway's Side Show will end its run at the St. James Theatre on Sunday, January 4, 2015. Discussions are currently underway for Side Show to make its London debut. The completely reimagined revival began previews on October 28 and officially opened on November 17, 2014. Below, watch SIDE SHOW leading ladies Erin Davie and Emily Padgett perform on THE VIEW!
by Tyler Peterson - December 17, 2014
The critically-lauded, dazzling new production of Side Show will be recorded for posterity on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 for the Lincoln Center Library was announced today. It was previously announced that Side Show will play its final performance on January 4th, 2014.
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 15, 2014
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Broadway's Side Show will end its run at the St. James Theatre on Sunday, January 4, 2015, the show's producers announced today. Discussions are currently underway for Side Show to make its London debut. The completely reimagined revival began previews on October 28 and officially opened on November 17, 2014. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive video featuring reactions from the musical's Broadway audiences, as well as clips from the show!
by Caryn Robbins - December 12, 2014
Below, watch SIDE SHOW's Erin Davie and Emily Padgett perform the number 'I Will Never Leave You,' from this morning's appearance.
by BWW News Desk - December 12, 2014
Broadway's Side Show will end its run at the St. James Theatre on Sunday, January 4, 2015, the show's producers announced today. Discussions are currently underway for Side Show to make its London debut.
by TV News Desk - December 12, 2014
NBC previously announced that the cast of Broadway's SIDE SHOW would perform live on TODAY today, December 12.
by Tyler Peterson - December 11, 2014
NBC has announced that the cast of Broadway's SIDE SHOW will perform live on TODAY tomorrow, December 12. Erin Davie and Emily Padgett will perform the show's beloved song 'I Will Never Leave You' during the 8 AM hour.
by Caryn Robbins - December 5, 2014
NBC has announced that the cast of Broadway's SIDE SHOW will perform live on TODAY on Friday, December 12.