Condon ("Dreamgirls") has given new dramatic shape to the pop-driven musical that has a score by Krieger (Dreamgirls) and Russell (Elegies for Angels...), who also wrote the book. This new, darker approach to the material, which incorporates new songs as well as additional biographical details of the Hilton twins' life and historical figures of the era, will continue through Dec. 15 in La Jolla.
A source close to the production told Playbill.com that the creative team is hopeful for a Broadway run. The musical has gained a large cult following since its brief Broadway run in 1997.
Erin Davie (Grey Gardens, A Little Night Music) and Emily Padgett (Rock of Ages, Flashdance) co-star as Violet and Daisy, respectively, in a cast that also features Manoel Felciano (Sweeney Todd, Cabaret) as Terry Connor, Matthew Hydzik (West Side Story, Grease) as Buddy and David St. Louis (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Scarlet Pimpernel) as Jake.
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