Sutton Foster and Steven Pasquale Have a Wild Party at City Center! See the First Production Shots

News   Sutton Foster and Steven Pasquale Have a Wild Party at City Center! See the First Production Shots
New York City is set to get even hotter July 15-18. The Encores! Off-Center staging of Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party, which stars Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as Queenie, begins performances tonight at New York City Center.

Besides Foster (Violet, Anything Goes), the show stars Steven Pasquale (The Bridges of Madison County, Carousel) as Burrs, Brandon Victor Dixon (Motown) as Black, original Off-Broadway Hedwig star Miriam Shor as Madelaine True, Joaquina Kalukango (Holler If Ya Hear Me) as Kate, Talene Monahon (Off-Broadway's Permission) as Mae and Ryan Andes (Big Fish) as Eddie. 

Tonight's cast lineup is the result of several changes in recent weeks. Originally slated to star in the production were John Ellison Conlee, Ciara Renée and Kimiko Glenn. 

Pasquale made his New York Stage debut in the original 2000 production of The Wild Party for MTC Theatre. He understudied the role of Burrs.

Click here for the interview with Foster and Jonathan Groff, who headline Encores! this summer; Groff recalls his time stage-dooring to meet Foster! Leigh Silverman directs The Wild Party, with choreography by Sonya Tayeh.

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

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."

Click here to read the interview with Lippa, in which he talks about The Wild Party's beginnings

All tickets begin at $25 and can be purchased at the New York City Center Box Office (West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues), through CityTix at (212) 581-1212, or online at

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