The demise of Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway has opened up the great St. James Theatre, but not for long: A revised version of Side Show, the musical based on the true story of Siamese twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, will begin performances October 18 at the Jujamcyn-owned house following an acclaimed run this spring at the Kennedy Center. Erin Davie and Emily Padgett will reprise their leading roles. The director is Oscar winner Bill Condon (Chicago, etc.). Opening night is November 17.
The original production was a 1997 failure on Broadway but built a cult following. The revival has some new music and a different stage concept. It’s produced by Darren Bagert, Martin Massman, Jayne Baron Sherman, Joan Raffe & Jhett Tolentino, Kevin Niu, ShadowCatcher Entertainment, Catherine & Fred Adler, Jim Kierstead, Seaview Productions, Matthew Masten, and Jujamcyn Theaters in association with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and La Jolla Playhouse.