Side Show on Broadway

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  • "The essential ticket of the season." -NYT
  • "A glittering production that thrills & chills." -USA Today
  • "A hypnotic spectacle that packs a wallop. Step right up!" -THR
  • "Side Show burrows deep into your spirit!" -NYT
  • "A once in a lifetime experience you will never forget. Leaves you moved, charged & cheering as few musicals do." -NY Observer
  • "A thrilling revival that blazes at the St. James Theatre." -NYT
  • "Miraculous, heart-melting & gorgeous. Broadway's most ravishing score." -WaPo
  • "One of the best scores of the past 25 years." -NYT
  • Based on the remarkable true story


"Anyone not knocked out by this ravishing musical is hereby ordered to have their vital signs checked." -Peter Marks, The Washington Post

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.

Meet The Cast


  1. Brandon Andrus

    Brandon Andrus


    Broadway: debut! National Tours: Jersey Boys (Nick Massi), Oklahoma! (Curly). Regional: South Pacific (Cable at Gateway), Camelot (Arthur at Gretna), Xanadu/All Shook Up (Sonny / Chad at MSMT), Camelot/Annie Get Your Gun (Goodspeed). Thanks to Mom, Dad, and Deven for always being there. I Love You.

  2. Brandon Bieber

    Brandon Bieber

    3 Legged Man

    Broadway/NY: Anything Goes, Follies, Mary Poppins, On Your Toes (Encores!). National Tours: Mary Poppins, White Christmas. Thanks to Chris and my family for the unending support! Thanks to Bill C, Anthony, Bill R, Henry, and this gorgeous family of freaks for their intelligence, wit, talent, and passion for this project!

  3. Matthew<br>Patrick Davis

    Patrick Davis

    Geek, Doctor #3, Cupid, Townie

    Broadway: debut. Selected regional: Side Show (Kennedy Center); Nightingale, Limelight, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Side Show (La Jolla Playhouse); South Street (Pasadena Playhouse). Selected TV: “Comedy Bang Bang,” “Sam & Cat,” “Community,” “The Sarah Silverman Program,” “Greek,” “DOOL,” “Veronica Mars” and national commercials. Davis writes and performs original comedy songs and musicals at Upright Citizens Brigade.

  4. Charity<br>Angel Dawson

    Angel Dawson

    Fortune Teller

    is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut in this wonderful show! Some of her favorite credits include Dreamgirls (Effie), Disaster! (Lavora Verona), The Color Purple (Church Lady Darlene), Aida (Aida). She gives thanks to her family. Above all Charity is in love with The Lord. Zephaniah 3:17

  5. Lauren Elder

    Lauren Elder

    Venus di Milo

    Broadway/West End: Hair. NYC theatre: Hair (Shakespeare in the Park/NY Public Theater, Born Blue (directed by Anthony Rapp), Homunculous Mask Theater. Regional: Side Show (Kennedy Center, La Jolla Playhouse), Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival. TV: “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO). Lauren performs regularly in nightclubs around NYC, including Joe's Pub, Birdland, and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Hear her original music at Thank you Laura Stanczyk and this amazing creative team! Love to my freakishly amazing little sis, Chelsea.

  6. Derek Hanson

    Derek Hanson

    Roustabout, Doctor #2, Suitor #3

    Originally from Missoula Montana. Broadway: Anything Goes (u/s Billy). Tours: Anything Goes, A Chorus Line (Zach), Shrek (Big Bad Wolf), Cats (Munkustrap). BA, Northern Colorado. Thanks to God for continued blessings, the Mine, family and friends for their love and support, and most of all, my wife Becky. Proud AEA.

  7. Javier Ignacio

    Javier Ignacio

    Dog Boy, Houdini

    Broadway: debut! Regional: Side Show (La Jolla Playhouse, Kennedy Center); Damn Yankees, White Christmas, Seussical, Aida (MTWichita); Forever Plaid (Alhambra Dinner Theatre); Les Miserables and 1776 (Carbonell Nom., The Actors' Playhouse). BFA in Musical Theatre from Wichita State University. AEA Member. Thanks to the Side Show family for making this an unforgettable experience. Love to Mom, Daniel, Maia and Scout!

  8. Jordanna James

    Jordanna James

    Cossack Woman

    Born and raised in Connecticut, she studies at Cooperative Arts Magnet School for Theatre and Dance. Credits include Side Show (Kennedy center, Washington DC), The Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Jingle/Swing). Dance: Miley Cyrus’ European TV tour (2013) South America Bangerz tour (2014) She is also a co-owner of a cabaret burlesque company in New York City called Sass N' Betties. She wants to thank her family and friends for all the love and support.

  9. Kelvin Moon Loh

    Kelvin Moon Loh

    Half Man/ Half Woman, Doctor #4

    returns to the St. James where he first ushered for The Producers and perpetually daydreamed of performing on this very stage. Alas –Broadway debut. Theatre: Here Lies Love (OOBC, The DJ), American Idiot (1st National). Thank you Mom, Dad, the Mine, my sister(s) & boyfriend(s). Follow this freak @KelvinMoonLoh

  10. Barrett Martin

    Barrett Martin

    Strong Man, Pin Cushion, Judge, Suitor #2, Ray

    is thrilled to return to Side Show after La Jolla and Kennedy Center. Broadway: Nice Work If You Can Get It*, How To Succeed… *(2011), The Addams Family*, Guys andDolls (2009), Young Frankenstein*, Wicked, Urban Cowboy*. National Tours: Movin Out*, Wicked* (Chicago), Copacabana*, Footloose. (*original company). Thanks creative team, CGF, and Megan & Elliot. 

  11. Con O'Shea-Creal

    Con O'Shea-Creal

    Roustabout, Suitor #4

    Broadway: Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Nat'l Tours: Bert in Mary Poppins, Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Regional: Side Show (Kennedy Center), 42nd Street, Urinetown, Annie Get Your Gun, Singin' In The Rain. BFA University of Oklahoma. Love and thanks to Paige and my family, MSA and Laura Stanczyk. Deo Gratias.

  12. Don Richard

    Don Richard

    Reptile Man, Doctor #1, Cameraman, Tod Browning

    last appeared on Broadway in the heralded Urinetown. Broadway/National Tours: Jane Eyre, Wicked, Sunset Boulevard (with Petula Clark). Film: Mr. Farley in Stephen Soderbergh's King Of The Hill. Awards for Lisbon Traviata and Falsettoland. A passion for “guerrilla gardening" rules his free time when home in Chicago.

  13. Blair Ross

    Blair Ross

    Bearded Lady, Auntie

    Broadway: Jekyll & Hyde, 42nd Street. Off-Broadway: Being Audrey, Exactly Like You, Smoke on the Mountain, etc. Regional: The Old Globe, Goodspeed, Walnut Street, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Kennedy Center, Ford's, etc. Film, TV, & commercials. Co-author of Touché with Randy Redd. Education: Vassar College. Love and thanks to Billy.

  14. Hannah Shankman

    Hannah Shankman

    Tattoo Girl

    Broadway/West End: Hair. National Tours: Les Miserables 25th Anniversary tour, Rent. Regional credits: Kennedy Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Williamstown, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Syracuse Stage. BFA, University of Michigan.Thanks to the Mine, the entire creative team, her loving and supportive family, Charlie and her freakin’ awesome cast!

  15. Michaeljon Slinger

    Michaeljon Slinger


    Broadway/NYC: Chasing Rainbows (reading/associate choreographer), Guys & Dolls (Carnegie Hall), Evita (OBC), How To Succeed... (OBC), Billy Elliot (Older Billy u/s), West Side Story (OBC). Regional: TUTS; MUNY; HGO; “The Kennedy Center Honors.” Training: American Ballet Theatre; The Juilliard School. Love to mum & nanna.

  16. Josh Walker

    Josh Walker

    Cossack Male, Musician, Cupid, Hans

    Acting credits: Side Show (Kennedy Center), Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Radio City Music Hall), Toulouse! (NY Theatre Barn). Music directing credits: Jeff-recommended A Little Night Music, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Next to Normal, Jeff-nominated Sexy Baby. Composition credits: Toulouse! (, People of My Life, Maxwell, Six Stories Up. Love and gratitude to creative team, family, Peter, and friends.

  17. DeLaney Westfall

    DeLaney Westfall

    Violet Understudy/Daisy Understudy/Female Swing

    Broadway debut! DeLaney recently graduated from Brigham Young University with a BFA in Music Dance Theatre. Her favorite roles include Christine in the The Phantom of the Opera (University Premiere) and Pearl in Starlight Express (US Regional Premiere). Special thanks to her family, CGF, and the whole creative team.

  18. Megan McGinnis

    Megan McGinnis

    Daisy Standby, Violet Standby

    most recently created the role of Jerusha Abbott in the John Caird/Paul Gordon musical Daddy Long Legs, in London and around the US (LA Ovation Award, Boston IRNE and Eliot Norton Award, Chicago Jeff Nomination). Broadway: Les Misérables (Eponine), Little Women (Beth March), Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Thoroughly Modern Millie, Parade, and The Diary of Anne Frank. National Tours: Fiddler on the Roof (Hodel), The Sound of Music (Liesl), James Joyce’s The Dead (Lily). TV/Film: “Dear John,” “Sister, Sister,” “Wings,” “Blossom” (recurring), Anywhere But Here, A Goofy Movie. Recordings: Daddy Long Legs, Little Women, Parade, and Sutton Foster’s album Wish, singing the duet “Flight.” BA in English from Columbia University.

  19. Isaiah Johnson

    Isaiah Johnson


    Most notable credits on Broadway include Merchant of Venice (as Prince of Morocco), Peter and the Starcatcher (original cast). Off-Broadway: Far From Heaven, Richard III (Bridge Project), Winter's Tale (as Leontes). TV/Film: NOW (documentary), "Person of Interest", "The Knick", "Think Tank" (pilot).

Meet the Creative Team

  1. Bill Condon

    Director/Additional Book Material
  2. Henry Krieger

  3. Bill Russell

    Book & Lyrics
  4. Anthony Van Laast

  5. Sam Davis

    Musical Direction and Arrangements
  6. David Rockwell

    Scenic Design
  7. Paul Tazewell

    Costume Design
  8. Jules Fisher + Peggy Eisenhauer

    Lighting Design
  9. Peter Hylenski

    Sound Design
  10. Dave and Lou Elsey

    Special Make-Up Effects Design
  11. Charles LaPointe

    Wig and Hair Design
  12. Cookie Jordan

    Make-Up Design
  13. Paul Kieve

    Illusion Design
  14. Laura Stanczyk Casting, CSA

  15. Harold Wheeler

  16. Howard Joines

    Music Coordinator
  17. David Chase

    Original Arrangements
  18. Liz Caplan Vocal Studios

    Vocal Supervisor
  19. Jack Tantleff

    Creative Supervisor
  20. Linda Marvel

    Production Stage Manager
  21. Juniper Street Productions

    Production Management
  22. Dave Solomon

    Associate Director
  23. Foresight Theatrical

    General Management
  24. Janet Rothermel

    Associate Choreographer
  25. O&M Co.

    Press Representative
  26. Darren Bagert

  27. Martin Massman

  28. Jayne Baron Sherman

  29. Joan Raffe & Jhett Tolentino

  30. Universal Stage Productions

  31. Joined at the Hip

  32. CJ E&M

  33. Mike Coolik

  34. ShadowCatcher Entertainment

  35. Michael M. Kaiser

  36. Jim Kierstead

  37. Marc David Levine

  38. Catherine & Fred Adler


  40. Clear Channel Spectacolor

  41. Curtis Forsythe

  42. GloKen


  44. Nobile Shea Lehner Productions

  45. Pretty Freaks


  47. Matthew Masten

  48. Jujamcyn Theaters

  49. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

  50. La Jolla Playhouse


Bill Condon

Director/Additional Book Material

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.

Henry Krieger


Henry Krieger was born in New York. While in his twenties, Henry began composing for Off-Off Broadway, a venue that led to his meeting with playwright-lyricist Tom Eyen. Together with director-choreographer Michael Bennett, they created the long running Broadway hit musical, Dreamgirls, which opened to rave reviews at the Imperial Theatre on December 20, 1981. Dreamgirls won six Tony Awards and Henry was nominated for his now legendary score for which he won the Grammy Award® for Best Original Cast Album. A movie version of Dreamgirls followed which was directed by Bill Condon. For the film, Henry was nominated for three Academy Awards® and won the Grammy Award for the song “Love You, I Do.” 
Henry’s collaboration and friendship with Bill Condon led to their current collaboration on the newly revised production of Side Show at the St. James Theater.
Other Broadway musicals include The Tap Dance Kid (lyrics by Robert Lorick) which opened at the Broadhurst Theatre and won two Tony Awards. His third Broadway musical, the original Side Show, directed by Robert Longbottom with book and lyrics by Bill Russell opened at the Richard Rodgers Theater in November 1997 to highly favorable reviews. Side Show received four Tony nominations, including Best Score.
Mr. Krieger is currently working on the Coen brothers’ feature film Hail Caesar with lyricist, Willie Reale with whom he has written songs for the film of Dreamgirls and a revision of the stage version.

Bill Russell

Book & Lyrics

Bill Russell received Tony® nominations for the book and lyrics of the original production of Side Show. He co-authored book and lyrics for the off-Broadway hit Pageant and directed it in the Fringe and West End of London, Chicago, L.A., Atlanta, Stoneham, MA and the University of Kansas. A revival of that show is currently playing on 45th Street. He directed Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens,for which he authored book and lyrics, in the Fringe and West End of London, New York and around the country. The Last Smoker in America (author, book and lyrics) played off-Broadway in 2012.

Anthony Van Laast


Theatre: Mamma Mia! (Worldwide - Dora Mavor Moore award and Helpman award nomination); Sister Act (Worldwide -Astaire Nomination NY and Das Musical Award Germany); Bombay Dreams (London and Broadway – Tony award nomination); Candide (Olivier Award Best Musical); Whistle Down the Wind; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (worldwide - Laurence Olivier award nomination, Dramalogue award); Jesus Christ Superstar (UK and Broadway); Song & Dance (worldwide - Green Room award, Australia); Hair (Laurence Olivier award nomination); Into the Woods, The Boy From Oz (Australia).Films: Many including Mamma Mia!In 1999 Anthony Van Laast was awarded the MBE by The Queen for Services to Dance and Choreography.

Sam Davis

Musical Direction and Arrangements

Sam Davis is a composer, arranger, conductor, and pianist. Winner of the Jonathan Larson Award for composition. His work as composer is featured on the PS Classics release Love on a Summer Afternoon: The Songs of Sam Davis, and his new musical Red Eye of Love opened September 4, 2014, at Off-Broadway's Di-Capo Theater. Other Off-Broadway shows as composer include Love and Real Estate and Bunnicula. He is the musical director/arranger/conductor for the Broadway revival of Side Show, and his other Broadway credits as arranger and/or conductor include An American in Paris, Big Fish, Scandalous, and Curtains. He was music supervisor for Dreamgirls in Korea, Japan, South Africa, at the Apollo Theater, and on national tour. Arranging credits at the Kennedy Center include Little Dancer, Trumpet of the Swan, and the upcoming Gigi. Arranger/musical director/orchestrator for many shows regionally, including most recently Holiday Inn (Goodspeed). Sam is a winner of the Jonathan Larson Award and a graduate of the University of Michigan.

David Rockwell

Scenic Design

Projects include W Hotels in New York, Paris, Singapore, and Vieques; Untitled restaurant at the Whitney Museum of American Art; Bar Americain; Neuehouse in New York; The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas; Travelle restaurant at the Langham Chicago; set design for the 2009 and 2010 annual Academy Awards; the central Marketplace in the JetBlue terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport; the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore; the Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco; Maialino at the Gramercy Park Hotel; exhibition design for the National Building Museum in Washington, DC and the future National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, GA; Ames Hotel in Boston; the Elinor Bunin-Munroe Film Center at Lincoln Center; Culture Shed in collaboration with Diller Scofidio + Renfro, New York City’s Hudson Yards; set design for Kinky Boots, Lucky Guy, Hairspray, Legally Blonde, Catch Me if You Can, Harvey, The Normal Heart, and A Free Man of Color; the Imagination Playground initiative; Andaz Wall Street and Wailea; “Hall of Fragments,” the entrance installation to the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale; projects for Google worldwide; the Roundhouse at Beacon Falls; Nobu restaurants worldwide including New York, Hong Kong, Las Vegas, Doha, Melbourne, and Dubai; the first-ever Nobu Hotel in Caesars Palace, Las Vegas; a fabric collection for Jim Thompson; a collection of wall coverings for Maya Romanoff; and a collection of rugs, wall hanging, and pillow for The Rug Company.

Paul Tazewell

Costume Design

Broadway: A Streetcar Named Desire; Magic/Bird; Jesus Christ Superstar; Lombardi; Memphis (Tony nom.); Guys and Dolls; In The Heights (Tony nom.); The Color Purple (Tony nom.); Hot Feet; Caroline, or Change; A Raisin in the Sun; Drowning Crow; Bring in 'da Noise... (Tony nom.); Elaine Stritch At Liberty; On the Town; Fascinating Rhythm; Def Poetry Jam. Off-Broadway: Ruined; In the Heights; McReele; Flesh and Blood; Fame; Boston Marriage; Harlem Song. Opera: Faust, The Met and English National Opera: Porgy and Bess, Washington Opera, Chicago Lyric, LA Opera, San Francisco Opera; Little Women, NYC Opera; Margaret Garner, Michigan Opera Theatre; Show Boat, Chicago Lyric. Three Helen Hayes Awards, Lucille Lortel, Jefferson, Princess Grace and Irene Sharaff awards.

Jules Fisher + Peggy Eisenhauer

Lighting Design

Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer are excited to be reunited with Bill Condon on Side Show, having collaborated on two of his films, Chicago and Dreamgirls, and to be designing alongside frequent collaborators David Rockwell and Paul Tazewell. Broadway designs include Angels in America; Lucky Guy; Caroline, or Change; and Elaine Stritch At Liberty. Music industry lighting design highlights include Whitney Houston, David Bowie, Neil Young, and Parliament Funkadelics. Their studio, Third Eye, conceives and designs lighting for all forms of entertainment.

Peter Hylenski

Sound Design

Grammy, Tony, Olivier award nominated. Selected Broadway: Motown, After Midnght, The Scottsboro Boys, Shrek, Rock of Ages, On A Clear Day, Lend Me A Tenor, Elf, Wonderland, Cry Baby, The Times They Are A-Changin’, The Wedding Singer, Sweet Charity, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Little Women, Brooklyn. Other: Le Reve (Las Vegas), Ragtime (London), Rocky (Hamburg), King Kong (Australia), Walking with Dinosaurs, Mame.

Dave and Lou Elsey

Special Make-Up Effects Design

Dave and Lou Elsey are a formidable design team, who have demonstrated an extraordinary ability to create memorable characters using make up, animatronics and special costume for the last thirty years. Between the two, they have worked on such films as Black Sheep, Indiana Jones and the last Crusade, Braveheart, X-Men First Class and The Mummy. They are well known by genre fans for their work on the sci-fi TV series Farscape, for which they designed and maintained 600 different creatures. As Creature Shop Supervisors for Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, Dave and Lou were responsible for bringing to life all of the animatronics and prosthetic creatures, which garnered an Academy Award nomination for Dave Elsey for Achievement in Makeup. They also supervised and created creatures for Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are and collaborated with Rick Baker for the Universal picture The Wolfman, winning the Academy Award for makeup. Most recently they worked on Mr Holmes, directed by Bill Condon, in which they had to age Sir Ian McKellen to a 93 year old Sherlock Holmes.

Charles LaPointe

Wig and Hair Design

Broadway: Of Mice and Men, Violet, After Midnight, Beautiful, Motown, Clybourne Park, Bring It On, Newsies, Mountaintop, Merchant of Venice, Memphis, Henry IV, Fences, Miracle Worker, Superior Donuts, 33 Variations, In the Hiights, Jersey Boys, The Color Purple, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Good Vibrations.

Paul Kieve

Illusion Design

Paul Kieve has created original magical effects for more than 100 West End, Broadway, and international productions, including Matilda, Pippin (ART, Broadway) Ghost the Musical (Drama Desk Award 2012), Zorro (Atlanta), The Lord of the Rings (Toronto and London), Batman Live! (International tour), The Invisible Man, and The Phantom of the Opera (current US tour). He has worked with companies including the RSC, the Royal Opera, and the Royal Ballet. Film and television credits include Hugo, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Cranford. Kieve was the recipient of the 2013 Creative Fellowship from The Magic Castle, Hollywood. Projects in development include Finding Neverland and Back to the Future. 

Laura Stanczyk Casting, CSA


Harold Wheeler


Harold Wheeler was the first African-American to conduct a Broadway musical, Promises, Promises. Other Broadway credits include The Wiz, A Chorus Line, Lena Horne- The Lady And Her Music, Dreamgirls and Never Gonna Dance. He received Tony Award nominations for Little Me, Swing, The Life, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Hairspray for which he won a Drama Desk Award. For seventeen seasons, he was musical director for the ABC series “Dancing with the Stars.” He is married to actress/singer Hattie Winston.

Howard Joines

Music Coordinator

Aladdin; Matilda; Bullets over Broadway; A Night With Janis Joplin: Cinderella; Scandalous; Chaplin; Ghost; How to Succeed; Promises, Promises; Bye-Bye Birdie; Grease; Times They Are A-Changin’; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; Conductor/Percussionist: Matilda, Billy Elliot; Miss Saigon; Les Misérables; Radio City. For Robin and Taylor.

David Chase

Original Arrangements

A Broadway veteran of nearly 20 years, David is currently music supervisor/arranger for Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Prior projects include Nice Work if You Can Get It, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Billy Elliot, The Pajama Game, Flower Drum Song, The Music Man, Little Me and Damn Yankees. David is the music director for NBC’s upcoming production of “Peter Pan Live”.

Liz Caplan Vocal Studios

Vocal Supervisor

Broadway/tours: Hedwig; Once; Book of Mormon; American Idiot; Motown; Rock of Ages; 13. Consultant: Les Misérables; Wicked; Aladdin. Film: Shame; Les Misérables. TV: “Peter Pan Live”; ‘Colbert Report”; Tony Awards; CNN, Reuters. Recording Artists: Sara Bareilles, Natasha Bedingfield, James Blunt, The Darkness, Goo Goo Dolls, Lily Allen, Eric Hutchinson, Randy Newman.

Jack Tantleff

Creative Supervisor

is the head of the Theatre Literary Department at Paradigm Talent Agency. He was instrumental in bringing the original production of Side Show to Broadway in 1997, representing most of the creative team, all of whom still are clients today. He set up the highly acclaimed co-production between La Jolla Playhouse and The Kennedy Center, guiding to Broadway an entirely reimagined version of this beloved musical under the direction of client Bill Condon.

Linda Marvel

Production Stage Manager

Juniper Street Productions

Production Management

Dave Solomon

Associate Director

Broadway: The Mystery of Edwin Drood, 9 to 5, Pal Joey, Sunday in the Park with George, The Ritz, Curtains, Laugh Whore, Assassins. Film: Mr. Holmes (Bill Condon, dir.). As writer: Margaret and Craig (NYS&F; with Mario Cantone, Sheryl Kaller, dir.) The rest:

Foresight Theatrical

General Management

Foresight Theatrical is comprised of partners Alan Wasser, Allan Williams, Aaron Lustbader and Mark Shacket who oversee and supervise The Phantom of the Opera, Kinky Boots, Les Miserables, On the Town, and Disgraced onBroadway, Kinky Boots on tour, and Million Dollar Quartet on tour and in Chicago & Las Vegas.

Janet Rothermel

Associate Choreographer

Broadway and National Tours: Mamma Mia!, Sister Act, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Side Show (Kennedy Center and La Jolla Playhouse)Television: “Dancing With the Stars”, “The Today Show”, “The View”, “The Meredith Vieira Show”, The Tony Awards, Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants.

O&M Co.

Press Representative

Darren Bagert


Darren Bagert is a two-time Tony Award winning Broadway producer, who recently produced OF MICE AND MEN starring James Franco and Chris O’Dowd, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, THE GLASS MENAGERIE starring Cherry Jones and Zachary Quinto, directed by John Tiffany, and BUYER & CELLAR starring Michael Urie, which was a smash hit at the Barrow Street Theatre. Other credits include: SWEENEY TODD, FROZEN, LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, GORE VIDAL'S THE BEST MAN, COMPANY (which he also Exec Produced on television for Great Performances/PBS). Darren is thrilled to have such incredible partners and collaborators on this very special musical.

Martin Massman


Martin Massman currently serves as Chairman of The Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, and has produced a number of successful shows on Broadway. He is presently enjoying being joined at the hip himself with his partner Mike.

Jayne Baron Sherman


Jayne Baron Sherman is thrilled to be bringing this reimagined Side Show to Broadway. Her Broadway productions include: HEDWIG and the Angry Inch (Tony), Of Mice and Men ( NT LIVE's first Broadway broadcast), Kinky Boots (Tony), A Time To Kill, The Normal Heart (Tony), Elling, 33 Variations, and the Tony Award winning A Raisin In the Sun. Also, This Is Our Youth (Sydney Opera House), Carousel (West End) and It Shoulda Been You.

Her film and television credits include Ira Sach’s Love Is Strange (producer) starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, Alex and Ali (Executive Producer), DTLA – season 1 (Associate Producer) and In the Life (co-chair).

A long term LGBT activist she has served on a variety of boards including In The Life Media (co-chair), Lambda Legal (co-chair) and Stonewall Community Foundation. She has been involved with and supported numerous other organizations for several decades.

Joan Raffe & Jhett Tolentino


3-time Tony winners: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder; A Raisin in the Sun w/Denzel Washington; Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Other Broadway: A Delicate Balance w/Glenn Close; This is Our Youth; The Velocity of Autumn; Macbeth w/Alan Cumming. Off-Broadway: Here Lies Love; Buyer & Cellar (NY & National Tour); Bedlam’s Saint Joan/Hamlet (OBA); My Name is Asher Lev (OCC). Broadway Investments: Honeymoon in Vegas; The Elephant Man

Universal Stage Productions


Universal Stage Prductions is the live theatre division of the world-famous motion picture studio, currently represented by the record-breaking phenomenon Wicked and the critically acclaimed musical adaptation of Billy Elliot, which will soon celebrate its tenth year on London’s West End. Recent credits include the Tony-nominated Broadway production of Bring It On: The Musical and the Tony Award-winning revival of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.

Joined at the Hip


Broadway, Off-Broadway and independent film producers Marcy Feller (Executive Producer, LOVE IS STRANGE), Gabby Hanna (Executive Producer, LOVE IS STRANGE; Founder, Provincetown Film Society), Shawn Nightingale (Producer, Joan Rivers, Whoopi Goldberg, David Sedaris, John Waters, SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN), Matt Murphy (Producer, MEMPHIS, THURGOOD, ALTAR BOYZ, THE BERENSTAIN BEARS LIVE; Producer/Author, SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN), and Blythe Robertson (Executive Producer, LOVE IS STRANGE; Producer, ABOUT SUNNY)



is Korea’s leading entertainment company in performing arts, film, broadcasting, music and concerts. Broadway and West End credits include Kinky Boots (Tony Award), Big Fish, The Bodyguard, Let It Be, The Sound of Music, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Barefoot in the Park, The Woman in White.

Mike Coolik


an identical twin, started acting in 1968, in Atlanta, then, TV, three soaps. He optioned four comic strips for live action from Rupert Murdock’s News America Syndicate, and wrote three screenplays and a TV series. He resides in Florida, Georgia and Bootleg Island. More on IMDB PRO. 

ShadowCatcher Entertainment


Credits: Memphis (Tony), Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike (Tony), Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Tony), End of the Rainbow, Satchmo at the Waldorf, Memphis (London); Investor: Urinetown (London), You Cant Take It With You, The River, Glass Menagerie, Of Mice and Men, The Mountaintop, Asher Lev, Buyer and Cellar.


Michael M. Kaiser


Michael M. Kaiser is Chairman of the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland. He previously led the Kennedy Center, Royal Opera House, American Ballet Theatre and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. He has been nominated for two Tony Awards for producing revivals of Ragtime and Follies.

Jim Kierstead


Broadway: Kinky Boots (Tony), Pippin (Tony), You Can’t Take It With You, Rocky. Off-Broadway: Yank!, Thrill Me. Board member of The York Theatre Company. Jim is thrilled to be a part of Side Show’s return to Broadway. Special thanks to our team.

Marc David Levine


Broadway producing debut. Marc has loved theater starting with the first show he saw Pippin. He has appeared in Phantom of the Opera, Guys & Dolls through BCEFA. Marc owns Premier Party Servers and celebrating 25 years. Thanks Darren; and parents Robert & Karen for instilling the love of Broadway.

Catherine & Fred Adler


Current: This Is Our Youth, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Tony). Upcoming: A Delicate Balance. Other productions: Velocity of Autumn, After Midnight, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Tony.)



Bradley Bredeweg: Co-creator/executive producer of acclaimed series “The Fosters,” winner 2014 GLAAD Awards, Emmy’s Television Academy Honors. Co-creator of Viacom’s upcoming miniseries “TUT,” star- ring Ben Kingsley. Andrew Carlberg: Named one of “Hollywood’s New Leaders” by Variety. Among his numerous credits are Broadway’s Romeo and Juliet and feature film Some Girl(s) by Neil LaBute.

Clear Channel Spectacolor


is the market leader in spectacu- lar sign displays, delivering innovative out- door advertising solutions in marquee destinations like Times Square. Spectacolor’s portfolio includes billboards, awe-inspiring video screens, wallscapes and experiential marketing services that include the best of Broadway’s talent. Spectacolor produces the annual Tony Awards simulcast in Times Square and is now a proud producer of its first show – Side Show.

Curtis Forsythe


Curtis Forsythe is making his Broadway producing debut. For the past 7 years, he has served on the Board of Directors for Rosie’s Theater Kids a non-profit arts education organization founded by Rosie O’Donnell. He is a CPA and former technology executive. Love to twin five year olds Lena and Luke!



Alvin Sherman has been a long time investor in theatre and films. He is a retired former founder and CEO of a stock exchange listed company. Recent investments are Kinky Boots, Time to Kill and Hedwig.



HIGHBROW: Satchmo at the Waldorf, My Name Is Asher Lev, This Wide Night, Masked, Dai, Christine Jorgensen Reveals, A Tale of a Tiger. Films: Tickling Leo, 30 Beats, New York Street Games. ( Nahem: A passionate and lead producer of the Tony Award-winning Fela!, Edward Tyler Nahem is a New York-based international art dealer. Nahem has produced the documen- taries Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love and the forthcoming Incorruptible.

Nobile Shea Lehner Productions


Greg Nobile & Jana Shea: A Gentleman’s Guide... (Tony Award). Investments: Of Mice and Men, It’s Only a Play, Fun Home. Impossible without Carole and Sam. seav- Craig Lehner: Broadway debut. Film: Story of Milo & Annie; There She Is. Craig’s other investments include restaurants, financial services, real estate. Special thanks Kojima-san.

Pretty Freaks


Bellanca Smigel Rutter: was produced by super parents Irwin & Lucia. Produced 3 wonderful freaks sons w/Mitch. Broadway: Macbeth w/Alan Cumming; The Bridges of Madison County; The Realistic Joneses. Kat White: Broadway: Macbeth w/Alan Cumming; Film: Life Itself;The Trials of Muhammad Ali; Grace is Gone. Ashley DeSimone: Broadway: Disgraced; West End: Scottsboro Boys; Off-Broadway: Spandex.



Elliot Fishman appreciates the support of his husband, Dale Abrams, and his parents, Pearl and Stanley Thall. Justin Weatherby thanks his partner Frankie Moran, his family and his investors. Broadway debuts. Franklin Theatrical Investors: Gregory Franklin: Velocity of Autumn, Matilda, Bridges of Madison County, Macbeth, Godspell, Vox Lumiere.

Matthew Masten


was a 2012 Tony Award nominee for Gore Vidal’s The Best Man. As associate producer, the recent Broadway revival Of Mice and Men starring James Franco, the hit Off-Broadway comedy Buyer & Cellar and My Name Is Asher Lev (OCC Award). Thanks to Darren and Martin for their continued support. Go Phoenix!

Jujamcyn Theaters


Jujamcyn Theaters is thrilled to welcome you to the St. James, one of our five Broadway theatres. Current productions include the Tony Award-winning Best Musicals The Book of Mormon, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Kinky Boots and Jersey Boys. Join us at and

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts


The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is America’s living memorial to President Kennedy and the nation’s busiest performing arts facility, annually presenting more than 2,000 performances for audiences totaling nearly two million. The Center’s achievements as a commissioner and producer have resulted in more than 200 theatrical productions.

La Jolla Playhouse


La Jolla Playhouse is Tony Award-winning and nationally renowned for creating some of the most exciting and adventurous work in American theatre. Led by Artistic Director Christopher Ashley and Managing Director Michael S. Rosenberg, the Playhouse has sent 26 productions to Broadway, garnering 35 Tony Awards, including Jersey Boys, Memphis, The Who’s Tommy, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning I Am My Own Wife.

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