By Matthew Blank
18 Apr 2014
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.
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."