First Look: Video Commercial Released for “Side Show” on Broadway
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
“S I D E S H O W”
PERFORMANCES BEGIN TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28
AT THE ST. JAMES THEATRE
New York, NY (September 22, 2014) – Catch an exclusive First Look opportunity of the video commercial for Bill Condon’s critically-lauded reimagining of the musical Side Show. The music from Side Show is written by Tony®, Academy® Award nominee and Grammy Award winning composer Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls), and Tony® Award nominated lyricist Bill Russell, with orchestrations by Tony® Award winner Harold Wheeler, musical direction by Sam Davis, and choreography by Tony and Olivier Award® nominee Anthony Van Laast (Mamma Mia). Side Show begins performances at the St. James Theatre on Tuesday, October 28, with an official Opening Night on Monday, November 17. Tickets, now on sale, can be purchased by visiting SideShowBroadway.com.
The video can be downloaded from the following link (expires 12/17/2014):
File Name: SideShow_Teaser_30TV_v12_IVS.mp4
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Under the direction of Academy Award® winning director Condon (Chicago, Dreamgirls, Twilight Breaking Dawn Parts 1 & 2), making his theatrical debut, the cast features Erin Davie as Violet Hilton and Emily Padgett as Daisy Hilton, the infamous conjoined twins, with 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 Woman, 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 Man, with Con O’Shea-Creal, Derek Hanson, and DeLaney Westfall.
The “Broadway dream team” of design includes scenic design by three-time Tony Award® nominee David Rockwell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray, “Academy Awards”); lighting design by nine-time Tony Award® winners Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer (Ragtime, Gypsy, Chicago); costume design by five–time Tony Award® nominee Paul Tazewell (The Color Purple, In the Heights); sound design by Tony Award® nominee Peter Hylenski (Motown, After Midnight); hair and wig design by Charles LaPointe (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Motown); make-up design by Cookie Jordan, illusions by Paul Kieve (Pippin, Matilda, Ghost); and special make-up effects by the Academy Award® winning team Dave Elsy & Lou Elsy (X-Men, The Wolfman). Musical direction and arrangements are by Sam Davis (Dreamgirls at the Apollo), orchestrations are by six time Tony Award® nominee Harold Wheeler, (Hairspray, Dreamgirls, The Wiz). Since its inception, Jack Tantleff has served as Creative Supervisor.
Side Show is being produced by Darren Bagert, Martin Massman, Jayne Baron Sherman, Universal Stage Productions, Joan Raffe & Jhett Tolentino, Joined At The Hip, ShadowCatcher Entertainment, Michael Kaiser, Catherine & Fred Adler, Jim Kierstead, Marc Levine, Seaview Productions, Pretty Little Freaks, Matthew Masten, and Jujamcyn Theaters in association with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and La Jolla Playhouse.
“A lavish, vivid and emotionally stirring production.”
(Charles Isherwood, The New York Times)
“The flash and velocity of a Hollywood motion picture.
“Side Show’ puts emotional grip in the main tent.”
(Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times)