Side Show

Musical - Original

Richard Rodgers Theatre

  • First Preview: September 19, 1997
  • Opening Date: October 16, 1997
  • Closing Date: January 4, 1998
  • Previews: 31
  • Performances: 91

Lyrics: Bill Russell

Book: Bill Russell

Music: Henry Krieger

Synopsis

Henry Krieger and Bill Russell's musical spotlights Daisy and Violet Hilton, real-life Siamese twins who were star carnival attractions in the 1930s. Daisy yearns for greater fame, Violet wants security and a home, and they both hope the show business promoters who are falling for them can give them what they want.

 

Opening Night Cast

Alice Ripley in Side Show Alice Ripley Violet Hilton
Emily Skinner in Side Show Emily Skinner Daisy Hilton
Jeff McCarthy in Side Show Jeff McCarthy Terry Connor
Hugh Panaro in Side Show Hugh Panaro Buddy Foster
Norm Lewis in Side Show Norm Lewis Jake
Ken Jennings in Side Show Ken Jennings The Boss
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Bill Russell Book
  Henry Krieger Composer
  Bill Russell Lyrics
Robert Longbottom Robert Longbottom Director
Robert Longbottom Robert Longbottom Choreographer
Robin Wagner Robin Wagner Scenic Design
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Videos (1)

 

Shows That Opened That Season: 1997 - 1998

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1998 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Alice Ripley Nominee

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1998 Distinguished Production of a Musical   Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1998 Actress in a Musical Emily Skinner Nominee
1998 Actress in a Musical Alice Ripley Nominee
1998 Book of a Musical Bill Russell Nominee
1998 Musical   Nominee
1998 Original Score Henry Krieger
Bill Russell
Nominee

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Jan. 4, 1998 31 $438,527
$576,154
$70,186 $47.99
$65.00
9137
1344
8
0
84.98% 10.71%
Dec. 28, 1997 30 $368,341
$576,154
$152,194 $46.13
$65.00
7985
1344
8
0
74.27% 24.74%
Dec. 21, 1997 29 $216,147
$576,154
-$56,297 $40.58
$65.00
5326
1344
8
0
49.53% -10.78%
Dec. 14, 1997 28 $272,444
$576,154
- $42.01
$65.00
6485
1344
8
0
60.31% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $1,295,459
$2,304,616
  $44.18 28933
43008
32
0
67.27 %  
Cumulative
  $4,315,283
$8,858,368
  $38.38
$65.00
114189
163968
91
31
69.64 %  
 
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