All New “Side Show” Cast Recording DEebuts at #1
Rick Miramontez / Andy Snyder / Jaron Caldwell /Philip Carrubba / Andrew Esposito
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
NEW BROADWAY CAST RECORDING OF
“ S I D E S H O W ”
DEBUTS AT #1 ON THE BILLBOARD CHARTS
BROADWAY RECORDS RECORDING
NOW AVAILABLE IN STORES AND FOR DOWNLOAD
CAST TO REUNITE AT 54 BELOW THIS MONDAY FOR
“THE CAST OF SIDE SHOW: ADDED ATTRACTIONS”
New York, NY (March 6, 2015) – The all-new original Broadway cast recording of Side Show debuted this week at #1 on Billboard’s Cast Albums Chart. Now available in stores and online, the album was released on Broadway records. Boasting Side Show’s legendary and beloved score, which now includes new music, and featuring the acclaimed vocal performances of the Broadway cast of this season’s much- raved-over, totally reimagined production, the new original Broadway cast recording of Side Show was produced by six-time Grammy Award® winning producer Frank Filipetti. The CD is available now for purchase at http://www.broadwayrecords.com/cds/side-show-2014.
This Monday evening, March 9, 2015, the cast of the Side Show will reunite at 54 Below (254 West 54th Street, cellar) for “The Cast of Side Show: Added Attractions,” a concert celebration of the acclaimed revival. In two back-to-back shows, at 7:00 p.m. at 9:30 p.m., the cast will perform favorite numbers from the show, a couple songs which were cut out of town, and material not heard on the Original Broadway Cast Recording. Hosted by Bill Russell, author of the book and lyrics, the evening will also feature composer Henry Krieger. Tickets are available at http://54below.com/artist/the-cast-of-side-show-bonus-tracks/
Under the direction of Academy Award® winning director Bill Condon, making his theatrical debut, Side Show began performances at Broadway’s St. James Theatre on Tuesday, October 28, and played its final performance on January 4th, 2014.
Featuring a “supercharged score” (Charles Isherwood, New York Times), Side Show includes new music by multiple Grammy Award® winner and Academy Award®, Golden Globe®, and Tony Award® nominee Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls), with book and lyrics by Tony Award® nominee Bill Russell and additional book material by Bill Condon, and choreography by Tony and Olivier Award® nominee Anthony Van Laast (Mamma Mia). Musical direction and arrangements are by Sam Davis (Dreamgirls at the Apollo), and orchestrations are by six time Tony Award® nominee Harold Wheeler, (Hairspray, Dreamgirls, The Wiz).
Side Show 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.
Erin Davie and Emily Padgett, returned to Broadway in their respective leading roles as Violet and Daisy Hilton. The cast also includes Matthew Hydzik as Buddy Foster, Robert Joy as Sir, Ryan Silverman as Terry Connor, and David St. Louis as Jake. The ensemble of side show characters include Brandon Bieber as the 3 Legged Man, Matthew Patrick Davis as the Geek, Charity Angel Dawson as the Fortune Teller, Lauren Elder as the Venus di Milo, Javier Ignacio as the Dog Boy, Jordanna James as the World’s Tiniest Cossack (female), Kelvin Moon Loh as the Half-Man Half-Woman, Barrett Martin as the Human Pin Cushion, Don Richard as the Reptile Man, Blair Ross as the Bearded Lady, Hannah Shankman as the Tattoo Girl, Josh Walker as the World’s Tiniest Cossack (male), with Con O’Shea-Creal, Derek Hanson, and DeLaney Westfall.
Frank Filipetti, six-time Grammy-winning producer, brings over four decades of experience as well as well-earned critical-acclaim as one of the most sought after Broadway music producers for Original Cast Albums which include such recordings as Book of Mormon, Wicked, Aladdin, Motown, Spamalot, Aida, Annie Get Your Gun, and The Boy From Oz. Separate from his Broadway work, Frank earned his fifth and sixth Grammys for James Taylor’s Hourglass CD for Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical) and Best Pop Album. Just a few artists Frank has worked with in the past include Barbra Streisand, Madonna, Luciano Pavarotti, Elton John, Billy Joel, George Michael, Andrea Bocelli, Madonna, Rod Stewart, Rufus Wainwright, Carly Simon, Meatloaf, Frank Zappa, Dolly Parton, Vanessa Williams, Liza Minnelli, KISS, Foreigner, and Cyndi Lauper.
Broadway Records has quickly become one of the premier record labels in its industry. From cast albums for major Broadway shows (i.e. the Grammy® nominated Matilda The Musical) to the preservation of shorter run Broadway shows (i.e. Bonnie & Clyde), Broadway Records believes in delivering the best cast recordings to its customers. BroadwayWorld.com recently nominated 19 of Broadway Records’ albums for their inaugural 2014 Album Awards. In addition to the emphasis on delivering first rate sound on all recordings, Broadway Records believes strongly in the entire cast album experience including packing the cast album booklets with a plethora of photos from the show, lyrics and more. Broadway Records strives to innovate with the critically acclaimed “Live at 54 BELOW” series featuring top Broadway stars including Patti LuPone, Aaron Tveit, Norbert Leo Butz, Sierra Boggess, Laura Benanti and many others. Broadway Records is a strong supporter of the next generation of talent including albums from up-and-coming composers such as Drew Gasparini and Michael Mott. Visit www.broadwayrecords.com for more information.
“A Searing, Soaring American Musical is Reborn!” “Dazzling!”
“Anyone not knocked out by this ravishing musical is hereby ordered to have their vital signs checked.”
(Peter Marks, The Washington Post)
“The flash and velocity of a Hollywood motion picture”
(Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times)