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The Wild Party   

Virginia Theatre, (4/13/2000 - 6/11/2000)
First Preview: Mar 10, 2000 Total Previews: 36
Opening Date: Apr 13, 2000    
Closing Date: Jun 11, 2000 Total Performances: 68

Category: Musical, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: New York, NY. 1928.

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Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director)
Produced by The Joseph Papp Public Theater / New York Shakespeare Festival (George C. Wolfe, Producer), Scott Rudin, Paramount Pictures Corporation, Roger Berlind, Elizabeth Williams and Anita Waxman; NYSF Associate Producer: Wiley Hausam; NYSF Artistic Producer: Rosemarie Tichler
Music by Michael John LaChiusa; Lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa; Book by Michael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe; Based on the poem by Joseph Moncure March; Musical Director: Todd Ellison; Music orchestrated by Bruce Coughlin
Directed by George C. Wolfe; Choreographed by Joey McKneely
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Associate Scenic Design: Atkin Pace and David Peterson; Costume Design by Toni-Leslie James; Associate Costume Design: Veronica Worts; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer; Sound Design by Tony Meola; Associate Sound Design: Kai Harada; Hair Design by Jeffrey Frank
General Manager: 101 Productions, Ltd. (Jeff Wilson, Wendy Orshan); NYSF Managing Director: Mark Litvin; NYSF General Manager: Michael Hurst; Company Manager: Charles Underhill; Associate Gen. Mgr: David Auster and Ron Gubin
Technical Supervisor: David Benken; Production Stage Manager: Gwendolyn M. Gilliam; Stage Manager: Rick Steiger
Musical Coordinator: Seymour "Red" Press; Conducted by Todd Ellison; Associate Conductor: Linda Twine; Piano: Linda Twine; Woodwind: William Easley, Jimmy Cozier, Steven Kenyon and Roger Rosenberg; Trumpet: Brian O'Flaherty and Kamau Adilifu; Trombone: Tim Sessions; Violin: Lesa Terry, Ashley D. Horne and Julien Barber; Bass: Benjamin Franklin Brown; Drums: Brian Grice; Percussion: Bruce Doctor; Guitar: Steve Bargonetti
NYSF Casting: Jordan Thaler and Heidi Griffiths, C.S.A.; NYSF Senior Director, External Affairs: Margaret M. Lioi; NYSF Press Representative: Carol R. Fineman and Thomas V. Naro; Marketing: The Karpel Group; Press Representative: Barlow-Hartman Public Relations; Dance Captain: Adrian Bailey; Fight direction by Luis Perez; NYSF Dramaturg: Wiley Hausam
Yancey AriasBlack
Toni Collette
Broadway debut
Nathan Lee Graham
Broadway debut
Phil D'Armano
Adam GrupperGold
Leah HockingMae
Eartha KittDolores
Marc KudischJackie
Norm LewisEddie Mackrel
Michael McElroyOscar D'Armano
Brooke Sunny MoriberNadine
Sally MurphySally
Mandy PatinkinBurrs
Tonya PinkinsKate
Jane SummerhaysMiss Madelaine True
Stuart Zagnit
Broadway debut
Understudies: Adrian Bailey (Eddie Mackrel, Oscar D'Armano, Phil D'Armano), Jennifer Frankel (Kate, Mae, Miss Madelaine True), Jeff Gardner (Burrs, Gold, Goldberg), Jennifer Hall (Nadine, Sally), David Masenheimer (Burrs), René Millán (Black, Jackie), Dominique Plaisant (Kate, Queenie), Ching Valdes-Aran (Dolores) and Nicole Van Giesen (Queenie)
Tony Award®
 2000 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by The Joseph Papp Public Theater / New York Shakespeare Festival (George C. Wolfe, Producer) , Scott Rudin , Paramount Pictures Corporation , Roger Berlind , Elizabeth Williams and Anita Waxman
 2000 Best Book of a Musical [nominee] 
 Book by Michael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe
 2000 Best Original Musical Score [nominee] 
 Music by Michael John LaChiusa ;  Lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa
 2000 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Mandy Patinkin
 2000 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Toni Collette
 2000 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Eartha Kitt
 2000 Best Lighting Design [nominee] 
  Jules Fisher
 2000 Best Lighting Design [nominee] 
  Peggy Eisenhauer
Theatre World
winner 2000 Award [recipient] 
  Toni Collette
Drama Desk Award
 2000 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Mandy Patinkin
 2000 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Toni Collette
 2000 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Eartha Kitt
Queenie Was a Blonde / Marie is Tricky / Wild PartyQueenie, Burrs and Company
DryBurrs, Jackie, Miss Madelaine True, Sally, Eddie Mackrel, Mae, Nadine, Brothers D'Armano and Dolores
Welcome to My PartyQueenie
Like SallyMiss Madelaine True
Breezin' Through Another DayJackie
UptownBrothers D'Armano
Eddie & MaeEddie Mackrel and Mae
Gold & GoldbergGold and Goldberg
Moving UptownDolores
Black BottomQueenie and Company
Best FriendQueenie and Kate
A Little M-M-MBrothers D'Armano
Tabu / Taking Care of the LadiesOscar D'Armano, Black and Company
Wouldn't It Be Nice?Burrs
GinBurrs and Company
NeedMiss Madelaine True and Company
Black Is a MoocherKate
People Like UsQueenie and Black
After Midnight DiesSally
Golden BoyEddie Mackrel and Brothers D'Armano
The Movin' Uptown BluesGold and Goldberg
The Lights of BroadwayNadine
Love Ain't Nothing' / Welcome to Her Party / What I NeedKate, Burrs and Queenie
How Many Women in the World?Burrs
When It EndsDolores
This Is What It IsQueenie
FinaleQueenie, Burrs and Company