The Pirate Queen

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Hilton Theater (Now Foxwoods Theater)

214 West 43rd Street


April 5, 2007

Broadway Musical

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Wed & Sat 2pm
Sun 3pm

Tue Through Sat 8pm

The show is a wonderful musical play from the creators of Les Misérables and the producers of Riverdance. The story talks about the life of 16th century Irish chieftain Grace O’Malley. The Pirate Queen is well known for its stunning presentation of conventional Irish music and dance. It is the story of an extraordinary historical figure who was a prominent maritime noblewoman as well as a pirate, mother and a politician. The Pirate Queen promises to provide an exclusive partnership between festive Irish folk rituals and Broadway Theater. The show promises to amuse, enlighten and engage audiences in the brilliance of Irish folk music. It is worth a watch.

The Pirate Queen is adapted from the original novel by Morgan Llywelyn. The music is composed by Claude-Michel Schönberg, who collectively with their earlier work on Les Misérables and Miss Saigon have shown huge aptitude for dramatic historical performance. Frank Galati of The Grapes of Wrath fame manages a robust star cast including Stephanie J. Block (The Boy from Oz) as Grace O’Malley, Linda Balgord (La Cage aux Folles) as Elizabeth I and Marcus Chait (Urban Cowboy) as O’Malley’s husband Donal.

The story of The Pirate Queen is at the same time charming, inspiring and magnificent. It is a presentation of the life of Grace O’Malley and manages to successfully provide a convincing melodramatic event without diverting from the importance of the amazing life of a woman who was known as a leader and dutiful mother by some and a pirate by various others. Mark Dendy has done an extraordinary choreography along with the lyrical brilliance of John Dempsey.

The musical made its first appearance at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre on October 3, 2006. It ran through November 26, 2006. The Broadway series began in 2007. The previews of the show began at the Hilton Theatre on March 6, and the opening night was on April 5. The play is directed by Tony Award winner Frank Galati. Towards the fag end of the Chicago series, Miss Saigon co-lyricist Richard Maltby, Jr. was brought aboard to work with Boublil on the amendment of the book and lyrics in preparation for the Broadway opening. This run is scheduled to close on June 17, 2007 after 85 performances and 32 previews.

The Pirate Queen Tickets

The tickets for The Pirate Queen are usually available at the box office. At times, the popular shows are totally sold out in advance though. Every seat has a different pricing. The premiere seats will obviously cost more. You can also order the tickets over the phone or via the Internet. Another way you can get hold of Broadway tickets are with the help of registered brokers. They will take up the hassle on your behalf and even deliver the tickets to your home. But there is a price attached. You can also get the tickets from auctions and sales. But in this case, you really need to be careful about the reliability of the source. Not all sources are genuine.

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