2hr. (1 intermission)
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
A steamy prohibition tale steamrolling and roaring its way across the stage, Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party was an off-Broadway gem that garnered an array of industry accolades, including Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Obie awards. Based on Joseph Moncure March's 1928 narrative poem of the same name, this darkly brilliant show features one of the most exciting, pulse-racing scores ever written. Lovers Queenie and Burrs decide to throw the party to end all parties in their Manhattan apartment. After the colorful arrival of a slew of guests living life on the edge, Queenie's wandering eyes land on a striking man named Black. Evoking the glamour, sensuality, and decadence of Manhattan in the Roaring Twenties, the driving score by Andrew Lippa blends contemporary music with the sounds of the Jazz Age.