Broadway's epic Irish-themed musical The Pirate Queen will close on Sunday, June 17 at the Hilton Theatre. The tuner, which was left out of the 2007 Tony Award races recently by receiving zero nominations, will have played 32 previews and 85 performances at the time of closing.
The mega-musical, which is rumored to have cost over $15 million, opened on April 5 to negative reviews. Directed by Frank Galati, it underwent extensive revisions following an out-of-town tryout at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre in late 2006. It is financed by Moya Doherty and John McColgan, producers who found great success across the world with Riverdance.
A cast recording of The Pirate Queen will be released on Masterworks Broadway on July 3.