Check out the hilarious exchange (below)!
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What a treat!
More than 16 years after we saw Side Show on Broadway - twice! - we got to see a brand new and reimagined production at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
The show, by Henry Krieger and Bill Russell, has one of the best scores of all time! And it truly is one of our favorite musicals!
Not only are the songs stunning but the story speaks to our soul! It's a tale of outsiders and love!
Based on the life of the original Hilton sisters, long before there was a Paris and Nicky, Daisy and Violet were conjoined twins who lived a difficult life - unwanted, unloved, "freaks" in the side show. Eventually they found fame in vaudeville and the movies before dying poor and barely remembered.
This new production, directed by Bill Condon, is VERY different from the original production. And it still has a little work to be done before being Broadway-ready.
And this MUST play a triumphant return on Broadway!
The new Side Show is darker and more lifelike. They've basically done to it what Christopher Nolan did to Batman, which was AWESOME!
Much of that credit goes to the direction and the visionary and brilliant new costumes from Paul Tazewell and the special makeup and effects design of Dave Elsey and Lou Elsey.
There are a few new songs, and thankfully none of the iconic original ones are gone. There are a few more characters. Some, like the introduction of Houdini, are unnecessary. However, learning more about Daisy and Violet's backstory and their wicked caretakers is quite illuminating.
Act 1 felt a bit bloated and could use from some slight trimming, as well as a bit more razzle dazzle and bang for Broadway. Bigger sets! Moving pieces. Etc.
But, overall, this new production is dazzling!
And there are some thrilling performances!
Emily Padgett's voice is UNREAL and she gets to show that off so beautifully as Daisy! And playing the sister with a bit more heart, Erin Davie brings so much emotion and superb acting to the show, as well as a great voice of her own.
Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner, who first played Daisy and Violet, would be proud!
And the breakout star of the show is David St. Louis as Jake, Daisy's jilted wannabe lover, in a role originated by the phenomenal Norm Lewis! Tony Award-worthy!!!
Big kudos to everyone involved!
Can't wait to see it on Broadway and the final tweaks and improvements they make!!!
And from the sound of this new report, the 300 star has moved on to TV producer, Carmella Casinelli!
A working lady, eh Gerard? Nice!
According to Life & Style, the two recently hit up Disneyland for some fun times!
A witness revealed the two went on some majorly popular rides! They said:
"They hit all the big rides together. Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean and Indiana Jones."
Some classic favs! What better way to win over a woman (aside from his charmingly good looks) than to take her on all the best rides at Disneyland?!
The observer revealed that that wasn't all Gerard and Carmella did! They apparently ended the day with a hotel stay close to the park!
"After the park, they checked into the Grand California hotel!"
Makes us wonder if they stayed up to catch the World of Color from the comfort of their own hotel room or if there were other fireworks goin' off! ;)
Is the world ready for this lady's lil' baby?
Tila Tequila dropped a bombshell recently on her website when she announced, on July 1st, that she's pregnant with a baby girl!
And she could NOT be more excited about it!
Here's what she wrote:
WHOA! Simon Cowell must have been PISSED when he got this text!
But, she's one of the judges now?! How could she be fired?!?
So, Cheryl was OBVIOUSLY pissed when it happened and she's just revealed the f-bomb riddled text message she sent him and it's not nice. At all.
We're surprised he decided to hire her again, actually, after receiving this!
We knew Nicolas Cage had range, but wow! Who knew he could play a grandpa??
The National Treasure star's son Weston Cage had his own lil treasure on Tuesday with wife Danielle — a baby boy!
OMG! These Independence Day drinks are like a firework for your mouth!
If you’re still deciding on what to sip on while celebrating America this 4th, look no further! TY KU has collected some special holiday cocktails for you to try tomorrow and they’re all SO delish!
What better way to celebrate freedom than with a few adult beverages!
Because if you think our forefathers didn’t get their drank on after signing the Declaration of Independence, you wrong!
Why not get things started with a Sojuly 4th!
All you need:
- TY KU Citrus Liqueur
- Splash of Soju
Click the pics (above) and show how much you love America by trying all of these recipes this holiday weekend!
Just make sure you show your love responsibly!
Happy Birthday, U.S.A.!