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THEATER TALK to Welcome SIDE SHOW’s Creative Team this Week


THEATER TALK to Welcome SIDE SHOW's Creative Team this Week

Prior to a show’s opening on Broadway during a St. James Theatre, a artistic group behind a innovative reconstruction of a low-pitched Side Show – executive Bill Condon, composer Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls), librettist/ lyricist Bill Russell and scenic engineer David Rockwell – visited THEATER TALK to share stories about a conspicuous revitalization a 1997 low-pitched has gifted underneath a stewardship of Condon on a lapse this tumble to Broadway.

The initial prolongation in 1997 of Side Show was a blurb failure. Now, carrying been rewritten and reconceived by a strange creators with Condon, an Academy Award-winning film director, it only reopened on Broadway, where New York Times censor Charles Isherwood called it a “beautiful and slashing musical”‘ that is “an essential sheet of a tumble season.”

Side Show is formed on a story of real-life conjoined (then called “Siamese”) twins, Violet and Daisy Hilton. Born in Brighton, England in 1908 to a singular barmaid, they were sole by their mom to a midwife named Mary Hilton, who along with her father and daughter had a girls learn to sing and dance, and put them into uncover business, mostly weird shows. After violation giveaway from this violent family, a sisters went into vaudeville and became world-famous, when they seemed in a classical film Freaks (1932). They eventually faded into obscurity, however, and finished adult in Charlotte, N.C., where they worked bagging groceries, and died in 1969, reportedly of a Hong Kong flu.

This latest book of THEATER TALK, co-hosted by Michael Riedel of a New York Post and writer Susan Haskins, premieres in a New York civil area on Friday, Nov 21 (2014) during 1 AM (early Saturday morning) on Thirteen/PBS, with repeats on CUNY TV* on Saturday 11/22 during 8:30 PM, Sunday 11/23 during 12:30 PM, and Monday 11/24 during 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 7:30 PM.

*CUNY TV, a City University of New York radio station, is promote over-the-air in a New York civil area on digital Ch. 25.3, and cablecast in a 5 boroughs of New York City on Ch. 75 (Time Warner and Optimum Brooklyn), Ch. 77 (RCN), and Ch. 30 (Verizon FiOS). It is also accessible online during www.cuny.tv and www.theatertalk.org, and around iTunes podcasts.

THEATER TALK is jointly constructed by a not-for-profits Theater Talk Productions and CUNY TV. The module is taped in a Himan Brown TV and Radio Studios during The City University of New York in Manhattan and is distributed to 100+ participating open radio stations nationwide. THEATER TALK is done probable in partial by The New York State Council on a Arts, The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The TDF/TAP Plus Program, The CUNY TV Foundation and The Friends of THEATER TALK.

Photo by Joan Marcus

Article source: http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/THEATER-TALK-to-Welcome-SIDE-SHOWs-Creative-Team-this-Week-20141118

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