Behind the Scenes Look at 'Pirate Queen' Available Online

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Theater fans can log on to Castcom today to watch a special three-part series with behind-the-scenes footage of The Pirate Queen's live performance on ABC's "The View." The Pirate Queen Castcom, an on-line web communication which gives the cast and creative team an opportunity to tell their story and bring the audience behind the scenes, is available for viewing by logging onto

Press notes state, "commissioned and presented by Moya doherty and John McColgan, the producers of Riverdance, The Pirate Queen combines classic storytelling with a sweeping score and joyous dancing to celebrate the real-life story of legendary Irish Chieftain Grace O'Malley: a compelling, inspiring heroine who led an extraordinary life as a pirate, chieftain, lover and mother in 16th Century Ireland.  To protect her people and save her one true love, O'Malley must confront the one woman more powerful than her…her fierce rival, Queen Elizabeth I of England."

The Pirate Queen is directed by Tony Award-winner Frank Galati and features musical staging by Graciela Daniele. The cast is led by
Stephanie J. Block (Grace O'Malley), Hadley Fraser (Tiernan), Linda Balgord (Queen Elizabeth I), Marcus Chait (Donal), Jeff McCarthy
(Dubhdara) and William Youmans (Bingham).

The Pirate Queen runs Tuesday – Saturday at 8:00PM, with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00PM and Sunday at 3PM. Beginning September 4th, 2007, Tuesday evening performances will begin at 7PM. Tickets are currently available online at or by calling (212) 307-4100. Tickets are also available at the Hilton Theatre Box Office (213 West 42nd Street, NYC). Ticket prices range from $51.25 to $111.25 (including $1.25 facility fee). A limited number of  Student Rush tickets will be available two hours prior to each performance at the Box Office only; Proper student ID is required and there is a limit of two tickets per person. For more information, visit

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