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Saying Goodbye to the Freak Show: Side Show's Inevitable Demise

Cara Joy David | Posted 03.05.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

And so it goes -- another production of Side Show leaves us. Its cult status will remain, untouched by mainstream attention. This is no surprise to those of us who follow such things. In fact, the surprise was that it came at all.

A Revealing Look at the Broadway Musical 'Side Show' from One of Its Stars

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 03.02.2015 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

In 1997, a hauntingly beautiful and richly uncommon musical called Side Show opened on Broadway to critical acclaim. The show was based on the lives of the famous conjoined real-life twins who were headliners in the 1930s vaudeville circuit.

First Nighter: Capote's 'Christmas Memory' Set to Sweet Music

David Finkle | Posted 02.03.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Come Christmas every year, new offerings are presented with the hope they'll become holiday perennials.

First Nighter: Revised Side Show Musical Still Side-Tracked

David Finkle | Posted 01.20.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

As they used to say in the '20s and '30s and often on the midway, "Nice try, but no cigar."

A-Sides on the Red Carpet: O'Neill Theater Center Honors Streep in New York

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.22.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Meryl Streep is used to awards by now. She is, after all, the reigning queen of cinema and has held that fictitious but totally accurate title for dec...

Gender Parity in Musical Theater Starts at the Concert Level

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 10.06.2013 | Arts
Shoshana Greenberg

It sounds like a typical night on the New York City musical theater scene but for one notable difference: The writers are all women, the performers are all women, the music director is a woman and the producers are both women.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Alice Ripley Lets It Rip

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.29.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

It's been two-plus years since Alice Ripley electrified Broadway with her staggeringly brilliant and brave performance as a mother suffering from bipolar disorder in the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal.

What's Next for Next to Normal?

Greg Archer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Few would have thought a rock musical about depression and the messy emotional waters we humans have to swim through would, well, rock.

Tony Award-Winning 'Next To Normal' Wins Denver Audiences

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The hilarious, insane and frightening musical portrayal about living with mental illness has finally made it to Denver. Next To Normal leaves out th...

On the Culture Front: Food Film Fest, Shakespeare in the Park, and Next to Normal

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

With the warmer weather and some traveling, I've been getting a bit behind on my cultural coverage around the city. Last weekend, the Food Film Festiv...

Aaron Tveit: A Next to Normal Star Explodes on Broadway (Video)

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Gregory

Tveit's talent is nimble, full of life, and direct. Singing the show's stand out power-romp duet, Superboy, and the Invisble Girl with Jennifer Damiano, it's clear 'Tveit' will be a name everyone will soon know how to pronounce.