Night people: Surreal illumination fuels The Wild Party

There's never been anything like it: Two major musicals in one New York season, both based on the same source material. Both shows shared the same title, were the work of rising young writers, and were supported by first-class director/design teams. And, sadly, both works were unsuccessful at the box office.

Welcome to the phenomenon of The Wild Party. Joseph Moncure March's 1928 poem was long considered a literary curio. However, a new edition, in 1998, featuring illustrations by Art

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