Side Show: Stage Directions and Henry Krieger

December 3, 2014 1:42 AM

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I saw it first. Well, not quite. The rapturous critical reception that has greeted the revival of Side Show on Broadway takes me back, way back, to a demonstration of Side Show's unique power that I witnessed firsthand quite some time ago.

The year was 1993, and my friend Henry Krieger, the powerhouse Broadway composer best known for Dreamgirls, had been away from Broadway for almost a decade and was looking to return. I really wanted to see him get to work his magic again. All of his friends did. Henry, as a friend, was (and remains)...

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