The Wild Party, Starring Sutton Foster and Steven Pasquale, Begins City Center Run
Leigh Silverman directs Andrew Lippa's 2000 musical for Encores! Off-Center.
Starring two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster as Queenie, The Wild Party also features Brandon Victor Dixon (Motown the Musical) as Black, Steven Pasquale (The Bridges of Madison County) as Burrs, Miriam Shor (Younger) as Madelaine True, John Ellison Conlee (Murder Ballad) as Eddie, Joaquina Kalukango (Holler If Ya Hear Me) as Kate, and Talene Monahon (Permission) as Mae. The ensemble is made up of Penelope Armstead-Williams, James Brown III, Rachel DeBenedet, Raymond J. Lee, Kenita R. Miller, Sydney Morton, Clifton Oliver, Charlie Pollock, Britton Smith, Ryan Steele, and Samantha Sturm).
Choreography is by Sonya Tayeh with Chris Fenwick serving as music director.
Lippa's The Wild Party, adapted from the Jazz Age narrative poem by Joseph Moncure March, is the story of one tragic, decadent night in a Manhattan apartment shared by Queenie and her menacing lover Burrs. The couple decides to throw the party to end all parties, where Queenie meets a handsome stranger who wants to lure her away. The show opened at Manhattan Theatre Club on February 24, 2000, and played 54 performances, with Pasquale making his New York stage debut in the ensemble.
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