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Side Show

Side Show

by Henry Krieger and Bill Russell

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Side Show

Side Show




Based on the real lives of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet who became vaudeville stars in the 1930s, this musical features a pair of actresses seemingly attached for the entire show.


Story:

Daisy and Violet are the star attraction in a carnival sideshow - singing Siamese twins - with opposing dreams: Daisy seeks a life in the spotlight and Violet wants to settle down in a home with a husband. When musician Buddy and talent scout Terry enter their lives and promise to take them to the top of the entertainment scene, their lives change forever and they struggle to balance their individual dreams with their inescapable physical connection.


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Composer

Composer
Henry Krieger

Lyricist

Lyricist and Librettist
Bill Russell



  • Premiere
  • 2014

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Richard Rodgers Theatre
Opening Night
Oct 16, 1997
Total Performances
91
Original Cast
Emily Skinner, Alice Ripley, Norm Lewis, Ken Jennings, Hugh Panaro, Jeff McCarthy
Director
Robert Longbottom
Choreographer
Robert Longbottom
Producer
Emanuel Azenberg, Joseph Nederlander, Herschel Waxman, Janice McKenna and Scott Nederlander
Musical Director
David Chase
Orchestrations
Harold Wheeler
Scenic Design
Robin Wagner
Costume Design
Gregg Barnes
Lighting Design
Brian MacDevitt
Sound Design
Tom Clark

2014 Broadway Revival

Theatre
St. James Theatre
Opening Night
Nov 17, 2014
Total Performances
56
Original Cast
Erin Davie, Emily Padgett, Matthew Hydzik, Robert Joy, Ryan Silverman, David St. Louis, Brandon Bieber, Matthew Patrick Davis, Charity Angel Dawson, Lauren Elder, Javier Ignacio, Jordanna James, Kelvin Moon Loh, Barrett Martin, Don Richard, Blair Ross, Hannah Shankman, Josh Walker, Con O'Shea-Creal, Derek Hanson, and DeLaney Westfall
Director
Bill Condon
Choreographer
Anthony Van Laast
Producer
Darren Bagert, Martin Massman, Jayne Baron Sherman, Joan Raffe & Jhett Tolentino, Kevin Niu, ShadowCatcher Entertainment, Catherine & Fred Adler, Jim Kierstead, Seaview Productions, Matthew Masten, and Jujamcyn Theaters in association with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and La Jolla Playhouse
Musical Director
Sam Davis
Orchestrations
Harold Wheeler
Scenic Design
David Rockwell
Costume Design
Paul Tazewell
Lighting Design
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer
Sound Design
Peter Hylenski






CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
2014 Broadway Revival Cast Album

CD
Side Show: Added Attractions-Live at 54 Below


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Sheetmusic
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1998 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Musical Score
Best Actress in a Musical - Alice Ripley
Best Actress in a Musical - Emily Skinner

1998 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Alice Ripley

2015 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Ryan Silverman
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Erin Davie
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical

2015 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Musical

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