Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon returning to musical roots with ‘Side Show’

Looks like director Bill Condon is heading back to his musical roots once he completes his work for Breaking Dawn.

According to an article in the Washington Post :

The Kennedy Center and San Diego’s La Jolla Playhouse announced on Tuesday that the 1997 show, with music by “Dreamgirls” composer Henry Krieger and book and lyrics by Bill Russell, will be revived a year and a half from now, starting in La Jolla and later coming to Washington, with a revised book and score by its originators.

This time around, however, the director will be filmmaker and screenwriter Bill Condon, who adapted and directed “Dreamgirls” for the screen and wrote the screenplay for the Oscar-winning film version of “Chicago.” No casting has been announced.

On dates :

Specific dates have yet to be worked out, but Kennedy Center officials say that the show will first be produced at La Jolla Playhouse, under artistic director is Christopher Ashley, in the fall of 2013. According to Kennedy Center’s president, Michael M. Kaiser, that engagement will be followed by a run in the center’s Eisenhower Theater beginning in June 2014.

Read the entire article HERE


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