The previously announced La Jolla Playhouse-Kennedy Center production of the 1997 musical "Side Show" will open in La Jolla on Nov. 5 in a reimagined form that will be directed by screenwriter and director Bill Condon ("Dreamgirls").
"Side Show," which is scheduled for a six-week run, is based on the lives of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, who advance from a circus act to vaudeville headliners in the 1930s. Bill Russell wrote the book and lyrics; Henry Krieger wrote the music.
The original Broadway production starred Alice Ripley (
In the new production, the conjoined twins will be played by Erin Davie (“
Condon, who won an adapted screenplay Oscar for his 1998 movie "Gods and Monsters," also directed two of the "Twilight" movies and the soon to be released film based on
After "Side Show's" run at the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre until Dec. 15, it will be produced at the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater June 14, 2014 to July 13, 2014.