Photo Coverage: Glenn Close, Kevin Kline & More Take Bows in Public's PIRATES OF PENZANCE Gala
The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) last night presented its Gala performance of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The complete cast of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE featured Glenn Close as Ruth, Rocío Del Mar Vallés as Isabel, Montego Glover as Kate, Jonathan Groff as Frederic, Eric Idle as The Sergeant, Kevin Kline as The Pirate King, Norm Lewis as Samuel, Anika Noni Rose as Mabel, Martin Short as Major-General Stanley, and Betsy Wolfe as Edith.
BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos from the curtain call below!
Directed by Ted Sperling, with musical staging by original choreographer Graciela Daniele, and music direction by James Moore, the benefit concert was staged at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park where The Public's award-winning production originally premiered more than three decades ago. The Public has a long history of premiering new musicals at the Delacorte Theater that have made a strong impact on the landscape of musical theater and are still performed around the world today.
Inspired to produce the classics for free in a more popular arena, Public Theater founder Joe Papp brought Gilbert and Sullivan's delightful pirate tale, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, to the Delacorte Theater in a groundbreaking, rock-infused, modern staging starring Kevin Kline, Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith. It was an overnight sensation, moving to Broadway in 1981 where it won the Tony Award for Best Revival.
The Public Theater's free Shakespeare in the Park continues to be the bedrock of the Company's mission to increase access. Since the opening of The Delacorte Theater in Central Park in 1962, more than five million people have enjoyed more than 150 free productions of Shakespeare and other classical works and musicals at The Delacorte Theater.Photo Credit: Walter McBride
The Public Theater's Gala Benefit Performance of 'Pirates of Penzance' at the Delacorte Theatre in New York City on June 11, 2013
Program- Act 1
Program - Act 2