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'Side Show' revision on Broadway earns praise from critics
'Side Show' revision on Broadway earns praise from critics

"Side Show" returned to Broadway on Monday in a revised version helmed by "Dreamgirls" filmmaker Bill Condon. The musical flopped in 1997 but still managed to earn plaudits and devoted fans for its story about conjoined sisters who perform in a freak show. The new version, which is playing at the St. James Theatre in New York, features some new songs and other music. The production was recently seen at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the La Jolla Playhouse before its arrival on Broadway. Actresses Erin Davie and Emily Padgett play Violet and Daisy Hilton -- roles that were first performed on Broadway by Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley. Songwriters...

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