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A new musical based on the true story of Siamese twins Violet and Daisy Hilton who became stars during the Depression.

Story: A pair of siamese twin "freaks" leave the sideshow business for a vaudeville career. This musical tells of their search for survival and love through both the high and low points in their careers.

Cast and Creative Team

Composer: Henry Krieger
Lyricist and Librettist: Bill Russell

Broadway Premiere
Theatre: Richard Rodgers Theatre
Opening Night: Oct 16, 1997
Total Performances: 91
Original Cast: Emily Skinner, Alice Ripley, Norm Lewis, Ken Jennings, Hugh Panaro, Jeff McCarthy
Director and Choreographer: Robert Longbottom
Producer: Emanuel Azenberg, Joseph Nederlander, Herschel Waxman, Janice McKenna and Scott Nederlander
Musical Director: David Chase
Orchestrations: Harold Wheeler
Scenic Design: Robin Wagner
Costume Design: Gregg Barnes
Lighting Design: Brian MacDevitt
Sound Design: Tom Clark

2014 Broadway Revival
Theatre: St. James Theatre
Opening Night: Nov 17, 2014
Original Cast: Erin Davie, Emily Padgett, Matthew Hydzik, Robert Joy, Ryan Silverman, David St. Louis, Brandon Bieber, Matthew Patrick Davis, Charity Angel Dawson, Lauren Elder, Javier Ignacio, Jordanna James, Kelvin Moon Loh, Barrett Martin, Don Richard, Blair Ross, Hannah Shankman, Josh Walker, Con O'Shea-Creal, Derek Hanson, and DeLaney Westfall
Director: Bill Condon
Producer: Darren Bagert, Martin Massman, Jayne Baron Sherman, Joan Raffe & Jhett Tolentino, Kevin Niu, ShadowCatcher Entertainment, Catherine & Fred Adler, Jim Kierstead, Seaview Productions, Matthew Masten, and Jujamcyn Theaters in association with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and La Jolla Playhouse
Choreographer: Anthony Van Laast
Musical Director: Sam Davis
Orchestrations: Harold Wheeler
Scenic Design: David Rockwell
Costume Design: Paul Tazewell
Lighting Design: Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer
Sound Design: Peter Hylenski
Hair and Wig Design: Charles LaPointe
Illusions Design: Paul Kieve
Special Makeup Effects: Dave Elsy and Lou Elsy

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