The Kennedy Center has announced the line-up for its 2013-14 season, which will bring Bill Condon’s reworking of Side Show, the Broadway-bound musical Flashdance and Tony winners Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin to Washington D.C. Also on tap for the Kennedy Center's season are the national tour productions of The Lion King, Elf, Sister Act, Million Dollar Quartet and the precious play Peter and the Starcatcher. No exact dates for each show's run have been announced at this time.
Dreamgirls and Twilight director Bill Condon helms a re-imagined revival of Bill Russell and Henry Krieger’s Tony-nominated musical Side Show. The show originally starred Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner as Violet and Daisy Hilton, two conjoined twins who made the leap from circus act to vaudeville stars. Broadway.com reported that a recent reading of Condon’s revival featured Betsy Wolfe and Erin Davie (both of whom played Rosa Bud in the current revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood). No word yet on if they will star in this joint production with the La Jolla Theater.
Evita Tony winners Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin are bringing their acclaimed Broadway show An Evening with Patti LuPone & Mandy Patinkin to the Kennedy Center in 2014. D.C. audiences can also expect to hear Megan Hilty, Patina Miller, Lucie Arnaz, Brian d’Arcy James and Tommy Tune, who are all performing solo concerts as part of Barbara Cook’s Spotlight series at the Terrace Theater.
Check out Skinner and Ripley performing Side Show's anthem "I Will Never Leave You" at the Tony Awards.