Tag: side show

The 12 Most Groundbreaking Musicals of the Last Six Decades

Broadway musicals have been on my mind for more than half a century. I discovered them in grade school, not in a theater but electronically. On the radio, every weeknight an otherwise boring local station would play a cast album in its entirety; on television, periodically Ed Sullivan’s Sunday night variety show would feature an […]

Two of a Kind

Side Show’s conjoined twins presented a choreographic challenge.     Emily Padgett and Erin Davie as the Hilton sisters, with Matthew Hydzik. Photo by Joan Marcus, Courtesy Kennedy Center.   Two bodies inhabiting two pairs of stitched-together boxer shorts. That’s how Anthony Van Laast, a Brit with deep roots in Graham technique, and his longtime […]