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About the Show

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

Story: 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.

Cast and Creative Team

Composer and Lyricist: Michael John LaChiusa
Librettist: Michael John LaChuisa and George C. Wolfe

Broadway Premiere
Theatre: Virginia Theatre
Opening Night: Apr 13, 2000
Total Performances: 68
Original Cast: Yancey Arias, Toni Collette, Jennifer Frankel, Nathan Lee Graham, Adam Grupper, Leah Hocking, Eartha Kitt, Marc Kudisch, Norm Lewis, Michael McElroy, Brooke Sunny Moriber, Sally Murphy, Mandy Patinkin, Tonya Pinkins, Stuart Zagnit
Director: George C. Wolfe
Choreographer: Joey McKneely
Producer: The Joseph Papp Public Theater / New York Shakespeare Festival, Scott Rudin, Paramount Pictures Corporation, Roger Berlind, Elizabeth Williams and Anita Waxman
Musical Director: Todd Ellison
Orchestrations: Bruce Coughlin
Scenic Design: Robin Wagner
Costume Design: Toni-Leslie James
Lighting Design: Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer
Sound Design: Tony Meola



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