Bill Condon is a celebrated film director and screenwriter known for directing actors to critically-acclaimed performances. His adaptation of the Broadway smash Dreamgirls won two Academy Awards and three Golden Globes, including Best Picture - Musical or Comedy. Condon directed from his own screenplay and was nominated for a Directors Guild of America Award. Condon also wrote and directed Kinsey, for which he won the 2005 Best Director Award from the British Directors Guild. He also wrote and directed Gods and Monsters, which earned him an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and wrote the screenplay for the big-screen version of the musical Chicago, for which he received a second Oscar® nomination. Most recently, Condon directed The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 and 2, The Fifth Estate and the upcoming Mr. Holmes, which reunites him with Ian McKellen and Laura Linney. Condon currently serves on the Boards of Film Independent as well as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Directed by Academy Award®-winner Bill Condon (Chicago, Dreamgirls, Twilight: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 and 2, Gods and Monsters) making his Broadway debut, this exciting new staging of SIDE SHOW has “the flash and velocity of a Hollywood motion picture” and “puts gripping emotion in the main tent” (Los Angeles Times).
Based on the legendary Hilton twins, Daisy and Violet, SIDE SHOW follows their heartwarming search for first love and acceptance amidst the spectacle of fame and scrutiny under the spotlight. The world of SIDE SHOW is set against the backdrop of 1920's and '30s show business that seamlessly blend the worlds of carnival, vaudeville, and Hollywood glamour.
Don't miss this remarkable true story of two sisters. The very thing that makes them different…makes them extraordinary.