The Other Palace, London
2017-03-24 • 19:30
17 years after its New York premiere, Michael John LaChiusa’s The Wild Party finally receives its London premiere, in a stunnin production led by the insanely talented Drew McOnie at the recently rechristened The Other Palace (formerly the St. James Theatre).
There are many exciting performances, but none as powerful as John Owen-Jones’s as Burrs. Donna McKechnie manages to outshine everyone else as Dolores, the part originally created by Eartha Kitt on Broadway. The orchestra gives a brilliant performance and manages to make LaChiusa’s complex score thrillingly appealing.
Music and lyrics: Michael John LaChiusa. Book: Michael John LaChiusa & George C. Wolfe. Directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie. With Frances Ruffelle, John Owen-Jones, Tiffany Graves, Ako Mitchell, Sebastian Torkia, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, Donna McKechnie, …