STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/5- THE PIRATE QUEEN
Welcome to BWW's ON THIS DAY Series celebrating theatrical birthdays, openings and special events that took place on this day in theatre history!
Today in 2007, The Pirate Queen opened at the Hilton Theatre (now the Foxwoods Theatre), where it ran for 85 performances. The Pirate Queen is a musical written by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, best known for their adaptation of LES MISERABLES. It is based on the life and adventures of the 16th century Irish chieftain and pirate Gráinne O'Malley, who was one of the last Irish clan leaders to resist the English conquest of Gaelic Ireland. The cast featured Stephanie J. Block as the title character and Linda Balgord, who was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her performance as Queen Elizabeth I.
In celebration of this day, we bring you a medley from the show as peformed on 'The View.' Click below to check it out!