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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.

History:

Revival
Run Type: Open Run
Market: Broadway
Previews: October 28, 2014
Closing: January 04, 2015

Running Time:

Two hours and 20 minutes

St. James Theatre (Broadway)

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Featured Reviews For Side Show


United by Life, Divided by Dreams - New York Times
This beautiful and wrenching musical, lovingly directed by Bill Condon, asks us to step inside their skins and feel what it's like to be celebrated one moment, rejected the next, and to have the strange consolation of a companion who shares it all: the pain, the joy, the hope, the frustration...As portrayed with layered complexity -- and pin-you-to-your-seat vocal chops -- by Erin Davie and Emily Padgett, the Hilton twins embody an essential truth about the human condition: On some level we are forever divided in our desires and, life being what it is, thwarted in at least some of them. Also: It's just a wonderful musical. Imperfect, yes, but most shows are. And in this engrossing showbiz saga, story and song are knit together with liquid finesse, particularly as newly revised by its authors, with the help of Mr. Condon (the films "Gods and Monsters" and "Dreamgirls"), whose direction mixes the goth and the glam to flavorful effect...The rich, melodic score and a passionate cast bring alive the tumultuous yearnings in the characters' hearts.

New 'Side Show' brings thrills, chills, compassion - USA Today
It's impossible to see Side Show...and not marvel at how much pop culture and media have changed -- not just over the past century, but also since the show premiered on Broadway 17 years ago...Director Bill Condon's darkly glittering, substantially revised new production of Side Show (***½ out of four stars)...does invite us to question the increasing nonchalance with which we dissect and ridicule public figures of all sorts...Erin Davie and Emily Padgett make the Hiltons convincing as both sisters and wounded survivors. Their bright, resonant sopranos blend impeccably; Davie's Violet tackles the top notes with a delicacy and ardor that emphasize the character's fragility and fear, while Padgett gives Daisy pluck and wit...In the scorching finale, other members of the side show gather upstage as the Hiltons face the merciless glare of the spotlight with a chilling sense of resignation. "Come look at the freaks," they sing, but this Side Show reminds us, at every turn, of the humanity they share with us -- all of us.


 



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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.

Side Show Frequently Asked Questions

What other awards has Side Show been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Bill Condon, Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Side ShowOutstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Peter Hylenski and Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Side Show.

What awards has Side Show been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Bill Condon, Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Side ShowOutstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Peter Hylenski and Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Side Show.

What productions of Side Show have there been?
Side Show has had 5 productions including Broadway which opened in 1997, Broadway which opened in 1997, which opened in 2006, Off-Broadway which opened in 2006 and Broadway which opened in 2014.

What is the songs are in Side Show and what's the order?
Come Look at the Freaks
Happy Birthday to You and to You
I'm Daisy, I'm Violet
Like Everyone Else
You Deserve a Better Life
Crazy, Deaf and Blind
The Devil You Know
More Than We Bargained For
Feelings You've Got to Hide
When I'm by Your Side
Say Goodbye to the Freak Show
Overnight Sensation
Leave Me Alone
We Share Everything
Buddy Kissed Me
The Interview
Who Will Love Me as I Am?
Rare Songbirds on Display
New Year's Day
Private Conversation
One Plus One Equals Three
You Should Be Loved
Tunnel of Love
Beautiful Day for a Wedding
Buddy's Confession
Marry Me, Terry
I Will Never Leave You
What Would That Be Like?
Ready to Play
Two Gems in a Single Shell
Stuck with You
We Hardly Know She's Around
She's Gone