Ladies and gentlemen, this is not a drill! On Thursday, April 17th, at 54 Below:
The Wild Party Swings - Andrew Lippa Meets Charlie Rosen’s Big Band
Andrew Lippa’s iconic musical The Wild Party is back and bigger than ever. With the help of Charlie Rosen and his 17-piece Broadway Big 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.
Featuring: Andrew Lippa, Julia Murney (Wicked, The Wild Party), Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, “Smash”), Lea DeLaria (“Orange is the New Black,” The Rocky Horror Show), Caissie Levy [11:30 ONLY] (Les Misérables, Ghost), Ciara Renée [9:30 ONLY] (Big Fish), Stark Sands (Kinky Boots, American Idiot) and other guests to be announced.
The concert includes direction by Noah Himmelstein, music supervision by Mary-Mitchell Campbell and is produced by Robb Nanus.
Don’t YOU wanna be the life of the party?
Oh, followers, if you can make this show, you most definitely should. Ticket details can be found HERE.
Last night The Craptacular presented Feels Like The First Time, a night of Broadway stars discussing some of their favorite firsts, as a benefit for “3-year-old Cameron Huffine — recently diagnosed with Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Cancer — and Children’s Hospital Colorado.”
For her part of the evening, Julia recalled her first solo show. (FYI - it was at Ars Nova in November ‘02) She sang Fancy and told the Spice Channel story, which she used to introduce the song that night and several times since.
This video includes Andrew Kober’s intro, the Spice Channel story, and the song. I’m sure that we don’t have to tell you, but just in case: this clip contains mature language and themes. It should be considered NSFW.