Andrew Lippa's Wild Party Gets Jazz Makeover, With Julia Murney, Jeremy Jordan and More, April 17 at 54 Below

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17 Apr 2014

Julia Murney
Julia Murney

Original The Wild Party star Julia Murney is joined by Jeremy Jordan, Leslie Kritzer, Michael Cerveris and more for a special one-night-only concert of re-imagined songs from that Andrew Lippa Drama Desk Award-winning musical April 17 at 54 Below.

Presented at 9:30 PM and 11:30 PM, The Wild Party Swings features songs from Lippa's musical as re-imagined by Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band. Rosen is also musical director. Noah Himmelstein (I Am Harvey Milk, Little Miss Sunshine) directs the evening that has music supervision by Mary-Mitchell Campbell. Robb Nanus produces.

The immersive performance is staged throughout the 54 Below performance space. 

Composer-lyricist Lippa (Big Fish, The Addams Family) is part of the evening that features original "Queenie" Murney, alongside Jordan (Newsies, "Smash"), Kritzer (Legally Blonde, A Catered Affair), Cerveris (Sweeney Todd, Fun Home), Christopher Jackson (In the Heights, Bronx Bombers) and Ciara Renée (Big Fish). Caissie Levy (Les Miserables) will appear only at the 11:30 PM performance.

According to the creators, "Andrew Lippa’s iconic musical The Wild Party is back and bigger than ever. With the help of Charlie Rosen and his 17-piece jazz band, hear your favorite hits like never before. Join award-winning composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa and some of Broadway’s best as they reimagine and rediscover the score that started it all."

There is a $40-$50 cover with a $25 minimum. 54 Below is located at 254 W. 54th Street. Tickets and additional information are available at 54Below.com.