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The Wild Party

The Wild Party

by Andrew Lippa

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The Wild Party

The Wild Party

A new musical based on the 1928 Joseph Moncure March narrative poem of the same name. Click here for the LaChiusa version.


Queenie and Burrs, a vaudevillian couple who are constantly quarreling, throw a party to end all parties, struggling to make the other jealous. In the process, Queenie falls in love with Black and things come to a head at the end of the night forcing Queenie to move out.

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Composer, Lyricist and Librettist
Andrew Lippa

  • Premiere

Off-Broadway Premiere

Virginia Theatre
Opening Night
Apr 13, 2000
Total Performances
Original Cast
Taye Diggs, Brian d'Arcy James, Idina Menzel, Julia Murney, Todd Anderson, James Delisco Beeks, Kevin Cahoon, Jennifer Cody, Charles Dillon, Kena Tangi Dorsey
Gabriel Barre
Mark Dendy
Manhattan Theatre Club
Musical Director
Steve Oremus
Michael Gibson
Scenic Design
David Gallo
Costume Design
Martin Pakledinaz
Lighting Design
Kenneth Posner
Sound Design
Brian Ronan


Original Broadway Cast Album


Vocal Selections


The Wild Party: The Lost Classic by Joseph Moncure March



2000 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations

Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Taye Diggs
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Lighting Design

2000 Lucille Lortel Award Nominations

Outstanding Scenic Design
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Lighting Design

2000 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Music

2000 OBIE Award Nominations

Mark Dendy (Choreography)

2000 Henry Hewes Design Award Nominations

Scenic Design - David Gallo

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