The Wild Party

Musical - Original

Virginia Theatre

  • First Preview: March 10, 2000
  • Opening Date: April 13, 2000
  • Closing Date: June 11, 2000
  • Previews: 36
  • Performances: 68

Book: George C. Wolfe, Michael John LaChiusa

Lyrics: Michael John LaChiusa

Music: Michael John LaChiusa

Synopsis

A hyper-sexual chorus girl and her violently jealous vaudevillian boyfriend invite various theatrical types to a party where the booze and flirtation flow freely, in Michael John LaChiusa's musical adaptation of the Joseph Moncure March poem.

 

Opening Night Cast

Toni Collette in The Wild Party Toni Collette Queenie
Mandy Patinkin in The Wild Party Mandy Patinkin Burrs
Yancey Arias Black
Nathan Lee Graham in The Wild Party Nathan Lee Graham Phil D'Armano
Adam Grupper in The Wild Party Adam Grupper Gold
Leah Hocking in The Wild Party Leah Hocking Mae
Eartha Kitt in The Wild Party Eartha Kitt Dolores
Marc Kudisch in The Wild Party Marc Kudisch Jackie
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1999 - 2000

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2000 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Mandy Patinkin Nominee
2000 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Toni Collette Nominee
2000 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Eartha Kitt Nominee

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2000 Distinguished Production of a Musical   Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2000 Theatre World Award Toni Collette Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2000 Actor in a Musical Mandy Patinkin Nominee
2000 Actress in a Musical Toni Collette Nominee
2000 Book of a Musical Michael John LaChiusa
George C. Wolfe
Nominee
2000 Featured Actress in a Musical Eartha Kitt Nominee
2000 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Jules Fisher
Peggy Eisenhauer
Nominee
2000 Musical   Nominee
2000 Original Score Michael John LaChiusa Nominee

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Jun. 11, 2000 2 $339,247
$674,147
$78,904 $45.67
$84.00
7428
1226
8
0
75.73% 22.70%
Jun. 4, 2000 1 $260,343
$674,147
-$57,369 $50.06
$84.00
5201
1226
8
0
53.03% -11.91%
May 28, 2000 52 $317,712
$674,147
$32,309 $49.88
$84.00
6369
1226
8
0
64.94% 11.92%
May 21, 2000 51 $285,403
$674,147
- $54.89
$84.00
5200
1226
8
0
53.02% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $1,202,705
$2,696,588
  $50.12 24198
39232
32
0
61.68 %  
Cumulative
  $3,919,522
$9,106,501
  $49.93
$84.00
79170
127504
68
36
62.09 %  
 
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