Brandon Victor Dixon, Steven Pasquale, and Hamilton's Phillipa Soo Celebrate The Wild Party
Following the July 18 final performance of Leigh Silverman's Encores! Off-Center revival of Andrew Lippa's musical The Wild Party, the cast took to Manhattan's Kitty's Canteen for their own party. Cast members Brandon Victor Dixon, Steven Pasquale, and Miriam Shor gathered with their director as well as fellow Broadway favorites like Hamilton's Phillipa Soo to celebrate.
In addition to Dixon (Motown the Musical) as Black, Pasquale (The Bridges of Madison County) as Burrs, and Shor (Younger) as Madelaine True, The Wild Party starred two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster as Queenie, Ryan Andes (Big Fish) as Eddie, Joaquina Kalukango (Holler If Ya Hear Me) as Kate, and Talene Monahon (Permission) as Mae.
The ensemble included Penelope Armstead-Williams, James Brown III, Rachel De Benedet, Raymond J. Lee, Kenita R. Miller, Sydney Morton, Clifton Oliver, Charlie Pollock, Britton Smith, Ryan Steele, and Samantha Sturm.
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. Choreography for the Encores! revival was by Sonya Tayeh with Chris Fenwick serving as music director.