An Encores! Off-Center production, this is the tragic Jazz Age story of party girl Queenie (played by TONY-winner Sutton Foster), one booze-soaked night, and a stranger who offers hope of a less tawdry life. More…
'The Wild Party' is Andrew Lippa's adaptation of Joseph Moncure March's 1928 searing, narrative poem of the same name. It tells the story of one wild evening in the Manhattan apartment shared by party girl Queenie and Burrs, a vaudeville performer, who are looking to add the spice back into their tumultuous relationship. But their targets prove to be more than simple sexual conquests, and when emotions get involved, the consequences are more tragic than anyone could have imagined. This award-winning musical had its premiere Off-Broadway in 2000, and is being revived this summer at New York City Center as part of its Encores! Off-Center Season.
See it if you love Foster, altho this wasn't an ideal role for her. The hard-edged show is not very welcoming. I wasn't a good guest at the wild party
Don't see it if you like traditional musicals. I was happy to get to see TWP, but I didn't really enjoy it. I felt like I needed a shower afterwards.
See it if Sutton Foster and Steven Pasquale were amazing. The whole cast! Great story and music.
Don't see it if you don't like concert version. Although Encores always goes way beyond a simple concert. It's almost a small full stage production.
See it if You are a fan of Lippa's score or Sutton Foster and Steve Pascal.
Don't see it if You dislike the music or don't like adult themes played out on stage.
See it if you like a little darkness with your musical, enjoy a dash of raunch, & want an original story with strong musical numbers.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy sexuality depicted in your musicals or wants something light hearted.
See it if You are a massive fan of "The Wild Party" and are interested in seeing Lippa compromise his genius musical's structure. If it ain't broke...
Don't see it if You have already seen a great production of the first iteration of this fabulous musical...because this production fell short big time.
See it if you love tragedy with your entertaining musicals. Also, if you love Sutton Foster.
Don't see it if you want a no-brainer, fluffy musical, where everything ends happily.
See it if Steven Pasquale. Joaquina Kalukango. Miriam Shor. One of the best theatre albums.
Don't see it if Sutton was miscast. The changes were not for the better.
See it if You want to se Sutton Foster shine in a completely different role than usual.
Don't see it if You are more conservative and the ideas of a party filled with drugs, sex, and cheating is something from which you want to stay away.
See it if You like a bit of jazz, booze and raunch. This is a dark musical but has great dancing and memorable songs.
Don't see it if You're a prude / you're looking for a fairy-tale happy musical.
See it if you want to see the combined talents of Sutton Foster, Steven Pasquale, and Brandon Victor Dixon live on stage.
Don't see it if you are looking for any depth beyond the glitz, glamour, and vocal riffs demanded of Lippa's Wild Party.
See it if you like traditional simple broadway tales, with big song-dance numbers, classic bway singing and music.
Don't see it if you want something new, different, modern or a profound story. This one is old-fashioned but enjoyable for what it is.
See it if you love a great score. The talent is mind-blowing. So lucky to be in NY and catch this extremely limited run.
Don't see it if I don't know. It's great. See it.
See it if Andrew Lippa's score is great, fantastic songs and an even better character base.
Don't see it if The plot is slightly weaker than the La Chuisa version.
See it if Love lot of great songs and a enthralling story that pulls the audience in.
Don't see it if Dated productions aren't your thing or don't like sexual situations
See it if ...you love Prohibition and swingers! Get your full fill of bootleggers and gangsters in the ultimate all night 'Wild Party'
Don't see it if ...you don't enjoy the wild side of the 20's and belting songs of love and sex.
See it if If you want to leave the theater with a new soundtrack to download, see this show. The music is incredible and has great energy.
Don't see it if If you're looking for a good story or something family-friendly, you should probably skip this show.