Side Show will make history on Opening Night, November 17 at 7:45 p.m. when Clear Channel Spectacolor will broadcast the show-stopping Act I finale in Times Square with never before used audio technology on one of their digital billboards.
by: Sandi Durell
The rousing Act I finale, Who Will Love Me as I Am?, sung by the show’s two leading ladies, Erin Davie and Emily Padgett, will be the first opening night performance in history aired live in Times Square. Be There!
Side Show super-fans and Broadway fans alike are invited to gather at the famous red steps at Duffy Square in Times Square at 47th Street to view the show-stopping number.
“It is exciting for all of us at Side Show to celebrate Broadway in this historic way,” said the show’s director, Bill Condon.
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.
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