‘Side Show’ Comes to Broadway’s St. James Theatre
Academy Award-winning director Bill Condon will make his Broadway directorial debut this year with the Broadway revival of Side Show, the story of British conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton. Seen recently at the La Jolla Playhouse and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Side Show will take up residence on October 28 (the show officially opens November 17) at the St. James Theatre in New York City. Erin Davie and Emily Padgett will reprise their leading roles on Broadway, and they’ll be joined by Matthew Hydzik as Buddy Foster, Robert Joy as Sir, Ryan Silverman as Terry Connor, and many, many more. The Tony-nominated Side Show also boasts a score by Tony nominee Henry Krieger, book and lyrics by Tony nominee Bill Russell, and additional book material added in by Condon himself. Tickets for the show are available now.
According to materials from the new production, Condon’s Side Show “reimagines the world…set against the backdrop of 1920’s and 30’s show business that seamlessly blends the worlds of carnival, vaudeville, and Hollywood glamour.” The show is inspired by the true story of the Hilton twins, Daisy and Violet, who, despite or perhaps because of their conjoined bodies, became legends and the highest-paid performers on the vaudeville festival circuit in the 20th century.
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Image source: Joan Marcus via The Washington Post.