The new revival of the musical "Side Show" that opened at the La Jolla Playhouse last fall and recently ran at the
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The new Broadway production will star Emily Padgett and Erin Davie, who played the twins during the runs in La Jolla and Washington. In the original Broadway production, the twins were played by Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner.
"Side Show" is scheduled to begin preview performances in New York on Oct. 28. The production will mark Condon's directorial debut on Broadway. Condon won an Academy Award for his screenplay for the 1998 movie "Gods and Monsters" and has directed the movie "Dreamgirls" and two installments of the "Twilight" series.
The musical has undergone revisions since it was last seen in New York. "This retooled version doesn't solve all the musical's problems, but it capitalizes on the lurid showbiz milieu and it powerfully magnifies the heart of this more or less true tale of the Hilton sisters," Times critic Charles McNulty wrote in his review of the La Jolla production.