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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.


Production Staff [See More]
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.; 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
Cast
Yancey Arias
Black
Toni Collette
Broadway debut
Queenie
Nathan Lee Graham
Broadway debut
Phil D'Armano
Adam Grupper
Gold
Leah Hocking
Mae
Eartha Kitt
Dolores
Marc Kudisch
Jackie
Norm Lewis
Eddie Mackrel
Michael McElroy
Oscar D'Armano
Brooke Sunny Moriber
Nadine
Sally Murphy
Sally
Mandy Patinkin
Burrs
Tonya Pinkins
Kate
Jane Summerhays
Miss Madelaine True
Stuart Zagnit
Broadway debut
Goldberg
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 Party Queenie, Burrs and Company
Dry Burrs, Jackie, Miss Madelaine True, Sally, Eddie Mackrel, Mae, Nadine, Brothers D'Armano and Dolores
Welcome to My Party Queenie
Like Sally Miss Madelaine True
Breezin' Through Another Day Jackie
Uptown Brothers D'Armano
Eddie & Mae Eddie Mackrel and Mae
Gold & Goldberg Gold and Goldberg
Moving Uptown Dolores
Black Bottom Queenie and Company
Best Friend Queenie and Kate
A Little M-M-M Brothers D'Armano
Tabu / Taking Care of the Ladies Oscar D'Armano, Black and Company
Wouldn't It Be Nice? Burrs
Lowdown-Down Queenie
Gin Burrs and Company
Wild Company
Need Miss Madelaine True and Company
Black Is a Moocher Kate
People Like Us Queenie and Black
After Midnight Dies Sally
Golden Boy Eddie Mackrel and Brothers D'Armano
The Movin' Uptown Blues Gold and Goldberg
The Lights of Broadway Nadine
More Jackie
Love Ain't Nothing' / Welcome to Her Party / What I Need Kate, Burrs and Queenie
How Many Women in the World? Burrs
When It Ends Dolores
This Is What It Is Queenie
Finale Queenie, Burrs and Company
   
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