Sam Edgerly, Billy Bustamante, Garth Kravits, Jamey Hood, André De Shields, Lauren Hooper and Denis Lambert. Photo by Lia Chang

Inside B-Side Productions’ THE WILD PARTY Opening Night with Jamey Hood, Denis Lambert, Garth Kravits, Billy Bustamante and Special Guest André De Shields

Photography, Theater
Jamey Hood and the cast of THE WILD PARTY. Photo by Lia Chang

Jamey Hood and the cast of THE WILD PARTY. Photo by Lia Chang

B-Side Productions’ of THE WILD PARTYMichael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe’s 2000 Broadway musical has been enjoying packed houses at the TBG Theatre, 312 West 36th St. in New York, since opening on September 6th.

Sam Edgerly, Billy Bustamante, Garth Kravits, Jamey Hood, André De Shields, Lauren Hooper and Denis Lambert. Photo by Lia Chang

Sam Edgerly, Billy Bustamante, Garth Kravits, Jamey Hood, André De Shields, Lauren Hooper and Denis Lambert. Photo by Lia Chang

Broadway legend André De Shields celebrated after the opening night performance with the cast.

THE WILD PARTY starring Denis Lambert (DR. ZHIVAGO, A CHORUS LINE) and Jamey Hood (THE SHAGGS, Playwrights Horizons) as Burrs and Queenie, is cinematic in scope, courtesy of Associate Artistic Director Billy Bustamante (THE KING AND I, HERE LIES LOVE), who directs and choreographs a cast of 14.

The cast of THE WILD PARTY. Photo by Lia Chang

The cast of THE WILD PARTY. Photo by Lia Chang

Also featured are Garth Kravits (THE DROWSY CHAPERONE) as Goldberg, Joan Barber as Delores Montoya, Jodi Bluestein as Mae, Kyle Carter as Eddie Mackerel, Greg Carter as Gold, Sam Edgerly as Jackie, Kyle Garvin as Phil D’Armano, Lauren Hooper as Kate, Ben Maters as Black, Christopher Patterson as Oscar D’Armano, Joanna Parson as Madelaine True, Sarah Smithton as Nadine, and Adrienne Tang as Sally.

Garth Kravits and Greg Carter. Photo by Lia Chang

Garth Kravits and Greg Carter. Photo by Lia Chang

“The decadence of 1920’s Manhattan is the setting for The Wild Party, where the gin and jazz is flowing and no one is exactly what they seem.

Jamey Hood as Queenie. Photo by Lia Chang

Jamey Hood as Queenie. Photo by Lia Chang

Michael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe’s gripping Tony-nominated musical, based on the scandalous 1928 poem of the same name by Joseph Moncure, follows the story of a reckless relationship between a Vaudeville clown and a chorine that spirals into the depths of despair as the night unfolds.”

Denis Lambert as Burrs. Photo by Lia Chang

Denis Lambert as Burrs. Photo by Lia Chang

The band features music director Addison Frei on the keys, Adam Hutcheson (woodwinds), Perrin Grace (bass) and James Pingenot (drums).

James Pingenot, Perrin Grace, Adam Hutcheson and Addison Frei. Photo by Lia Chang

James Pingenot, Perrin Grace, Adam Hutcheson and Addison Frei. Photo by Lia Chang

The creative team includes associate director Sarah Beth Pfeifer, stage manager Crysta May Powell, set design by Gary Smoot, lighting design by Tyler M. Perry and costume design by DW. Jasper Grant is Artistic Director of B-Side Productions. Click here to read about the cast and creative team.

Jasper Grant, Crysta May Powell, DW, Sara Beth Pfeifer, Billy Bustamante, Tyler M. Perry, Addison Frei and Gary Smoot. Photo by Lia Chang

Jasper Grant, Crysta May Powell, DW, Sara Beth Pfeifer, Billy Bustamante, Tyler M. Perry, Addison Frei and Gary Smoot. Photo by Lia Chang

The limited run ends on September 17th. Tickets are $25. For tickets and information, visit www.b-sideproductions.org.

Performance Schedule
Saturday, September 10 @ 3P.M. & 7:30P.M.
Monday, September 12 @ 7:30P.M.
Tuesday, September 13 @ 7:30P.M.
Wednesday, September 14 @ 7:30P.M.
Thursday, September 15 @ 7:30P.M.
Friday, September 16 @ 7:30P.M.
Saturday, September 17 @ 3P.M. & 7:30P.M.

Kyle Carter as Eddie Mackerel and Jodi Bluestein as Mae. Photo by Lia Chang

Kyle Carter as Eddie Mackerel and Jodi Bluestein as Mae. Photo by Lia Chang

The cast and creative team of THE WILD PARTY. Photo by Lia Chang

The cast and creative team of THE WILD PARTY. Photo by Lia Chang

Adrienne Tang, Sarah Smithton, Jodi Bluestein, Jamey Hood, Joan Barber, Lauren Hooper, Joanna Parson. Photo by Lia Chang

Adrienne Tang, Sarah Smithton, Jodi Bluestein, Jamey Hood, Joan Barber, Lauren Hooper, Joanna Parson. Photo by Lia Chang

Greg Carter, Ben Maters, Christopher George Patterson, Kyle Garvin, Denis Lambert, Garth Kravits, Sam Edgerly, Kyle Carter. Photo by Lia Chang

Greg Carter, Ben Maters, Christopher George Patterson, Kyle Garvin, Denis Lambert, Garth Kravits, Sam Edgerly, Kyle Carter. Photo by Lia Chang

Garth Kravits Joins B-Side Productions’ THE WILD PARTY, Helmed by Billy Bustamante, Sept. 6-17 

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia is also an internationally published and exhibited photographer, a multi-platform journalist, and a publicist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Examiner.comJade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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