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Joaquina Kalukango Joins The Wild Party

Due to scheduling conflicts that resulted in replacement casting, Joaquina Kalukango (Holler If Ya Hear Me, Godspell) has recently been added to the cast of Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party at New York City Center. She has replaced Ciara Renee (Pippin, Big Fish) and will play the role of Kate. The production stars Tony-nominated Brandon Victor Dixon (Color Purple, Motown) and others.

From Andrew Lippa’s website:Joaquina-Kalukango-HS-1_web

Adapted from a book-length poem written in and about the Roaring Twenties, The Wild Party tells the story of one wild evening in the Manhattan apartment shared by Queenie and Burrs, a vaudeville dancer and a vaudeville clown. In a relationship marked by vicious behavior and recklessness (mirroring the time in which they live), they decide to throw a party to end all parties. As the guests arrive, we meet an assortment of people living on the edge. Queenie and Burrs set out to make each other jealous, but Queenie begins to fall in love with her conquest named Mr. Black. After a long night of decadence, Burrs’ jealousy erupts and he comes to a violent end at Mr. Black’s hand. In the stark light of a new day, Queenie moves out into a brighter world, although not necessarily a brighter future, leaving the passed-out revelers in her wake. featured Joaquina Kalukango in their “In Performance” series as Kalukango gives a deft and skillful performance of  a piece from Eve Ensler‘s Emotional Creatures. New York City Center’s Encores! Off-Center series will produce The Wild Party, currently in rehearsals, as the final production of its 2015 season. The production will run July 15-18 on the City Center Mainstage. For tickets and more information, visit

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