That's right theatre fans. One of this seasons most highly anticipated shows is back on Broadway for the first time since it's 1997 Tony nominated production. Side Show which closed after ninety-one performances in January 1998 is based on the recent acclaimed Kennedy Center production and is being directed by Academy Award winner Bill Condon (Chicago, Dreamgirls) Previews are set to begin tonight at the St. James Theatre with opening night scheduled for November 17.
Now despite it's short run it was well received by the critics and was nominated for four 1998 Tony Awards including Best Musical of the Year. It lost that year to The Lion King which as we all know went on to become Broadway's highest grossing show of all time. Now I saw the original production and thought it was not only fascinating but quite entertaining. Let's hope this new production last's a lot longer than the previous one. Now for those of you that are not familiar with the show or the sordid tale of the Hilton sisters here is a brief synopsis about Side Show from the show's publicist. Enjoy!
Bill Condon’s new production, according to press notes, "reimagines the world of Side Show, set against the backdrop of 1920’s and 30’s show business that seamlessly blends the worlds of carnival, vaudeville, and Hollywood glamour. The musical is inspired by the "remarkable true story of the Hilton twins, Daisy and Violet, who were legends in their time and the highest paid performers on the vaudeville circuit. Side Show is their heartwarming search for first love and acceptance amidst the spectacle of fame and scrutiny under the spotlight."
Makes you want to run out right now an buy a ticket now doesn't it? Now as much I loved the last production never in a million years did I ever think that we would see it again on Broadway. Like I said hopefully this time around it will succeed. Fingers crossed. By the way for those of you that are looking to purchase tickets to see Side Show you have come to the right place. We sell it. In fact if you order now you can get tickets to see the show at prices that can't be beat. Be advised that while this "Special Offer" is good thru December 21 it is for select seats and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see Side Show on Broadway at the St. James Theatre. Who knows? Maybe I'll see you there. Until next time theatre fans.
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