Side Show (2014 Broadway Revival)

Side Show (2014 Broadway Revival)

Side Show (2014 Broadway Revival)

by: Henry Krieger, Bill Russell

by: Henry Krieger, Bill Russell

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Side Show (2014 Broadway Revival)

Side Show (2014 Broadway Revival)

by: Henry Krieger, Bill Russell

by: Henry Krieger, Bill Russell

Overview

Based on the true story of Siamese twins Violet and Daisy Hilton who became stars during the Depression, Side Show is a moving portrait of two women joined at the hip whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame but denies them love. Told almost entirely in song, the show follows their progression from England to America, around the vaudeville circuit and to Hollywood on the eve of their appearance in the 1932 movie Freaks.

With a completely reworked plot and new songs like "Very Well Connected", "All in the Mind", and "The Great Wedding Show", the 2014 revival delves deeper into the backstory of the Hilton twins. With the implementation of the twins' relationship with Harry Houdini and of a proposed separation surgery, the new book fleshes out characters and situations that endow the songs with more sophistication and truth.


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Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Biography
  • Time Period: 1930s
  • Cast Attributes: Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Multicultural casting, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Adult, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Authors

Henry Krieger

Henry began composing for Off-Off-Broadway in his twenties. Soon, collaborations with Tom Eyen and Broadway director/producer/choreographer Michael Bennett led to a workshop production of what was originally entitled Big Dreams. After several workshops, numerous rewrites an out of town tryout in Boston, Dreamgirls cam ...

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Bill Russell

Bill Russell wrote the book and lyrics for the critically acclaimed Broadway musical Side Show, receiving a Tony nomination for book and sharing a nomination with composer Henry Krieger for score. He also directed that show at the Park Square Theatre in St. Paul and Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. Mr. Russel ...

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