Step Right Up! The St. James Theatre Box Office for “Side Show” Opens on Monday, October 6
FOR RELEASE ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2014
STEP RIGHT UP!
THE ST. JAMES THEATRE BOX OFFICE
“ S I D E S H O W ”
OPENS ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 6
THE FIRST 100 TICKET BUYERS
WILL RECEIVE A FREE, AUTOGRAPHED COPY
OF THE FORTHCOMING
ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING
PERFORMANCES BEGIN TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28
New York, NY (October 3, 2014) – When the box office for Side Show, at Broadway’s St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street), opens on Monday, October 6 at 10:00 a.m., the first 100 ticket-buyers on line will receive a voucher for a free copy of Side Show’s recently announced, new original Broadway cast recording. Each of the cast recordings given away will be autographed by the creative team, which includes Academy Award® winning director Bill Condon, multiple Grammy Award® winning and Academy Award®, Golden Globe®, and Tony Award® nominated composer Henry Krieger, and Tony Award® nominated book writer and lyricist Bill Russell.
As was announced earlier today, the all-new Broadway cast recording of Side Show will be released on Broadway Records in early 2015. Boasting Side Show’s legendary and beloved score, which now includes new music, and featuring the acclaimed vocal performances of the recently-revealed Broadway cast of the upcoming, totally reimagined production, the new original Broadway cast recording of Side Show will be produced by six-time Grammy Award® winning producer Frank Filipetti and will be released in the theater, stores and on iTunes in early 2015. The CD is available now for pre-order at http://www.broadwayrecords.com/cds/side-show-2014
Side Show will begin previews performances at Broadway’s 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. Box office hours are Mondays – Saturdays from 10:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Closed on Sundays.
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).
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.
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 M. Kaiser, Clear Channel Spectacolor, Jim Kierstead, Marc David Levine, Catherine & Fred Adler, GloKen, Seaview Productions, Pretty Freaks, Weatherby & Fishman, Matthew Masten, and Jujamcyn Theaters in association with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and La Jolla Playhouse.
“This vivid new production of Side Show is less a revival than a full-scale reimagining of the show.”
“Side Show is emotionally stirring.”
(Charles Isherwood, New York Times)
* “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)