Freak-ing Amazing! Side Show Is Nailing Their Broadway Teasers
September 22nd, 2014
by Josh Ferri
The re-imagined revival of Side Show is driving theatre fans into a frenzy with a series of truly beautiful videos and photos. The musical doesn’t officially begin performances at Broadway’s St. James Theatre until October 28, but the show’s leading ladies are already looming large over the fall season; below BroadwayBox organizes all the Side Show teasers in one convenient spot for all those who want to look at the freaks.
We’ll start with the poster because hello, it's stunning. Daisy and Violet in gorgeous gowns, giving you that classic middle school girl pose: one sassy hand on the hip and the other clasping your bestie. You’re also getting major flash photography coming at you and some stage lights as if to say, “yeah, these twins are a big event.”
Then, while we barely had caught our breath from the poster debut— still trying to figure out how to drag and reposition it as our Facebook cover photo—Side Show drops a behind the scenes video of the shoot. And guess what? Another stunner.
Then the timeline gets a bit murky, but it doesn’t really matter. The point is this Andrew Eccles photo of stars Emily Padgett (Daisy) and Erin Davie (Violet) is everything. (Though that shouldn’t be a big surprise, since he also took those crazy good Disgraced photos.) These girls are giving you major prologue in this photo. You automatically understand that Daisy is a confident bombshell, while Violet is more demur, her mind somewhere else. If this were Top Model, Tyra would give this photo a 10.
Then we popped in some headphones just in time to become completely obsessed with the Side Show first listen of Padgett & Davie singing the act 1 heartbreaker “Who Will Love Me As I Am.” Can we even talk about the “telegram” at the 2:04 moment?!
Now today comes the first TV spot and my gosh— the combo of the visuals with the “Come Look at the Freaks” ahhs under it. And how could we not GIF this moment?
Again, Side Show begins at the St. James on October 28, so that’s a month more of goodies. Follow the show @SideShowBway.