Two sisters. Misfits. But in the end, a modern-day Cinderella-like take of embracing who you really are. We’re not talking about “Frozen”, but instead, the return of “Side Show” on Broadway.
Based on the lives of 1930s celebrities Daisy and Violet Hilton,
“Side Show” ran less than four months in its 1997 Broadway premiere.
Since then, it has amassed a cult following among theater fans who
consider the musical an underrated great. Directed this time by Bill
Condon, “Side Show” now hits Broadway with a significantly retooled
version that features new songs, a rewritten book, a Hollywood vibe and
laser focus on the sisters’ characters.
Unlike the 1997 version, the new “Side Show” creates a vivid story,
with Hollywood makeup artists Dave and Lou Elsey designing the looks for
Reptile Man, Dog-Faced Boy and all the other unusual inhabitants making
But at the end of the day, the production is a story about outcasts
looking for a place in the world. It’s what earned the musical its
following, and it’s what will make it a surprise hit on Broadway.
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