Casting complete for Encores! Wild Party


New York City Center's 'Encores! Off-Center' series, under the artistic direction of Jeanine Tesori, has now announced complete casting for the upcoming production of Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party which runs at the New York City Center from 15 to 18 July 2015.

Joining the previously announced Sutton Foster, who plays faded blonde chorine 'Queenie', will be Brandon Victor Dixon as 'Black', (replacing the previously announced Joshua Henry), John Ellison Conlee as 'Eddie', Kimiko Glenn as 'Mae', Steven Pasquale as 'Burrs', Ciara Renne as 'Kate' and Mirian Shor as 'Madelaine True'.

The ensemble will include Penelope Armstead-Williams, James Brown III, Rachel DeBenedet, Raymond J. Lee, Kenita Miller, Talene Monahon, Sydney Morton, Clifton Oliver, Charlie Pollock, Britton Smith, Ryan Steele, and Samantha Sturm.

Andrew 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 (Sutton Foster) and her menacing lover Burrs (Steven Pasquale). The couple decides to throw the party to end all parties, where Queenie meets a handsome stranger (Brandon Victor Dixon) who wants to lure her away. The show opened at Manhattan Theatre Club on February 24, 2000 and played 54 performances.

This will be the final production of New York City Center’s acclaimed Encores! Off-Center series, which is returning for a third season of landmark Off-Broadway musicals.

The production will be directed by Leigh Silverman, with choreography by Sonya Tayeh. Jeanine Tesori is the Artistic Director of Encores! Off-Center and Chris Fenwick is Music Director.

- by Dom O'Hanlon

Sutton Foster