Just in time for Halloween, Broadway audiences will soon see a dazzling new production of Side Show, a revival of the 1997 musical by Bill Russell (book and lyrics) and Henry Krieger (music). Press audiences were invited to attend a special sneak peek on Friday morning, Oct. 17th at the St. James Theatre, where the cast performed the opening number, “Come Look at the Freaks”.
Side Show tells the heartbreaking true story of Daisy and Violet Hilton, two conjoined British twins who were part of the Vaudeville circuit in the 1930s. Emily Padgett and Erin Davie star in the show, directed by Bill Condon, who successfully adapted the smash-hit Dreamgirls into an Oscar and Golden Globe Award winning film. This is his debut as a theatrical director. From the palpable energy at this press junket, his golden touch is certain to win audiences. So, dust off the candy basket and pray to the ghosts and ghouls that generous neighbors will “treat” you to tickets–or at least a few dollars towards them. If all else fails, you can sit on their doorstep and sing the show’s 11 o’ clock number, “I Will Never Leave You” at the top of your lungs.
Side Show opens to previews on Oct. 28th at the St. James Theatre , 246 West 44th street (between Broadway and 8th), with an official opening on November 17th. For tickets, visit the box office or online at