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The Wild Party

The Wild Party

by Michael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe

Based on a Story/Novel, Drama, Flop

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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 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.


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Composer

Composer and Lyricist
Michael John LaChiusa

Librettist

Librettist
George C. Wolfe



  • Premiere

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





CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Books

Book
The Wild Party: The Lost Classic by Joseph Moncure March


Other

Merchandise




2000 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Musical Score
Best Actor in a Musical - Mandy Patinkin
Best Actress in a Musical - Toni Collette
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Eartha Kitt
Best Lighting Design

2000 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Mandy Patinkin
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Toni Collette
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Eartha Kitt

2000 Theatre World Award Nominations

Toni Collette

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