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Joshua Henry Returns to Encores for The Wild Party

If you didn’t get the chance to see the brilliance that was The Scottsboro Boys or Violet, have no fear. Joshua Henry makes his return to the New York City Center’s stage alongside former co-star Sutton Foster (Violet) in Andrew Lippa’s The Wild PartyWild Party as Mr. Black, originally played by Taye Diggs (who will be back on Broadway In Hedwig soon)

From the New York City Center website:

Andrew Lippa’s tragic Jazz Age love story The Wild Party follows 1920s party girl Queenie (two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster) over the course of one decadent, booze-soaked night as she encounters vaudevillians, hookers, and a handsome stranger (Joshua Henry) who offers the hope of a less tawdry life. The Wild Party is based on Joseph Moncure March’s searing 1928 narrative poem of the same name, and premiered Off-Broadway in 2000.

Henry most recently starred Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony Award nominated production of Violet. Starring alongside Sutton Foster, he was nominated for the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his performance as Flick. You may also remember Joshua from his performance as Jake in the Tony Award Winning revival of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess and most notably his performance as Haywood Patterson in the musical The Scottsboro Boys, which earned him a Tony Award nomination for “Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical.” Other Broadway credits include American Idiot and In the Heights.

The Wild Party is directed by Leigh Silverman (who also directed Violet), and will bring together two of Broadway’s beloved actors together once again, and if their chemistry is anything like it was in Violet, consider my ticket bought.

The Wild Party opens July 15 and runs until July 18. All tickets begin at $25 and can be purchased at the New York City Center Box Office (West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues), through CityTix at 212-581-1212, or online at

Still not convinced? Check out what Joshua Henry singing Go Back Home in The Scottsboro Boys.


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