April 6, 2007: Many and exhausting are the physical activities that occupy the long hours of “The Pirate Queen,” the loud and restless musical that opened last night at the Hilton Theater. Sword fights, frolicsome jigs, flag hoisting, rope pulling, stately processions, mincing minuets and hearty river dancing (with ship paddles, no less): such circulation-stimulating exercises occur regularly in this singing costume drama of love and patriotism on the high seas — sometimes, it seems, all at the same time.READ THE REVIEW
The Pirate Queen BROADWAY REVIEWS
- Opening Night:
- April 5, 2007
- June 17, 2007
Theater: Foxwoods Theatre / 213 West 42nd St., New York, NY, 10036Synopsis:BUY TICKETS BUY GROUP TICKETS
The Pirate Queen is an epic musical adventure celebrating the legendary Irish Chieftain Grace O’Malley. Based on her real-life story, the musical tells of a compelling, inspirational woman; a heroine who led an extraordinary life as a pirate, chieftain, lover and mother in 16th Century Ireland. Commissioned and produced by Moya Doherty and John McColgan, the producers of Riverdance, this new musical combines classic storytelling and a sweeping score, with the powerful, vibrant traditions of Irish dance and song, to create a modern musical event that is both an historic romance and a timeless epic.
NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF The Pirate Queen