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The Pirate Queen

This exciting new musical comes from the writers of Les Miserables and the producers of Riverdance.

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Mega-Musical The Pirate Queen to End Brief Broadway Run on June 17

Mega-Musical The Pirate Queen to End Brief Broadway Run on June 17

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 ...

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Linda Balgord: All Hail the Queen (and Her Costumes)

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Linda Balgord thought she'd experienced the ultimate in stage costuming when she starred in the first national tour of Sunset Boulevard. But Norma Desmond's got nothing on the Virgin Queen, and now Balgord is taking the stage of Broadway's Hilton Theatre in an eye-popping array of gowns, crowns, and finery as Elizabeth I in ... Read More...

Stephanie J. Block

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When a musical's title character is expected to sing more than 20 songs—written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schoenberg, kings of the sung-through musical, no less—the actress playing the role had better be ready for an enormous challenge. The producers of The Pirate Queen entrusted this mammoth task to Stephanie J. Block, who had previously exercised her ...

Hadley Fraser

Age: 26

Currently: Vying for the love of The Pirate Queen as Tiernan, a third of the new step-dancing mega-musical's love triangle.

Hometown: Windsor, England. "I actually come from a tiny little village called Binfield," the charmer says in full disclosure, “that has a population of about three-and-a-half people and a dog. It also has, like, seven pubs. One ...

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Pirate Queen to Open at B'way's Hilton in March; Complete Cast Announced

Pirate Queen to Open at B'way's Hilton in March; Complete Cast Announced
Broadway plans for Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's The Pirate Queen have firmed up. The show will begin previews at the Hilton Theatre on February 23 in preparation for a March 22 opening. Marcus Chait Urban Cowboy and William Youmans Wicked have also joined a list of principals that already included Stephanie J. Block, Linda Balgord, Hadley Fraser and ... Read More...

Block, Balgord, Fraser and McCarthy Lead Pirate Queen Cast

Block, Balgord, Fraser and McCarthy Lead Pirate Queen Cast

Lead casting has been announced for the Broadway-bound musical The Pirate Queen. Stephanie J. Block, Linda Balgord, Hadley Fraser and Jeff McCarthy will star in the show, premiering at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre in the fall.

Block, who will play the title role of Grania O'Malley in The Pirate Queen, appeared on Broadway as Liza Minnelli in The ...

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Broadway-Bound Pirate Queen to Debut in Chicago in 2006

Broadway-Bound Pirate Queen to Debut in Chicago in 2006
The Pirate Queen, the Broadway-bound new musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg whose work together includes Les Misérables, Miss Saigon and Martin Guerre, will premiere at the Chicago Cadillac Palace Theatre next fall. The production, directed by Frank Galati, is scheduled to begin performances in the Windy City on October 3, 2006, according to a spokesperson.

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