PHOTO CALL: Julia Murney, Jeremy Jordan, Michael Cerveris, Christopher Jackson and More Give Andrew Lippa's Wild Party a Jazz Makeover

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18 Apr 2014

Original The Wild Party star Julia Murney was 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 featured songs from Lippa's musical as re-imagined by Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band. Rosen was also musical director. Noah Himmelstein (I Am Harvey Milk, Little Miss Sunshine) directed the evening that had music supervision by Mary-Mitchell Campbell. Robb Nanus produced.

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

Composer-lyricist Lippa (Big Fish, The Addams Family) was part of the evening that featured 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).

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."