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The Pirate Queen to Play Final Performance June 17th

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Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's THE PIRATE QUEEN will play its final performance on Broadway at the Hilton Theatre (213 West 42nd Street, NYC; A Live Nation venue) on June 17, 2007 following 85 performances and 32 previews. 

The production opened in New York on April 5 and previously played a limited engagement at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre  from October 3, 2006 through November 26, 2006 (64 performances).  THE PIRATE QUEEN will have played a total of 181 performances in North America. 

Producers Moya doherty and John McColgan said, "We are proud of THE PIRATE QUEEN and the talented cast and creative team that has brought this epic musical to Broadway.  It is a joy working with Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg who have created a timeless, classic score for a great theatre piece.  We are also pleased to report that there is international interest in PIRATE QUEEN productions.  Plans for a European English-language production are underway and will be announced in the near future."

Masterworks Broadway will release the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's epic new musical THE PIRATE QUEEN nationwide on July 3, 2007.   That same day, Hal Leonard will release THE PIRATE QUEEN songbook.

THE PIRATE QUEEN pioneered a new form of communication with theatre fans around the world with THE PIRATE QUEEN castcom®.  THE PIRATE QUEEN castcom® is an on-line web communication which gave the cast and creatives an opportunity to tell their story and bring you, behind the scenes on the journey to bring a major new musical to the Broadway stage. Log on today to www.ThePirateQueen.com to view the castcom®.

Directed by Tony® Award-winner Frank Galati with musical staging by Graciela Daniele, the creative team for THE PIRATE QUEEN also includes John Dempsey who has co-written the lyrics; Richard Maltby, Jr., who has co-authored the book and lyrics; Julian Kelly, orchestrator, vocal arranger, musical supervisor and director; three-time Tony® Award-winner Eugene, designing the set; two-time Tony® Award-winner Martin Pakledinaz designing the costumes; four-time Tony® nominee Kenneth Posner creating the lighting design and; Jonathan Deans creating the sound design.

The cast of 42, is led by Stephanie J. Block, Hadley Fraser*, Linda Balgord , Marcus Chait, Jeff McCarthy and William Youmans.

The company also includes Nick Adams, Richard Todd Adams, Caitlin Allen, Steven Barath, Sean Beglan, Timothy W. Bish, Jerad Bortz, Troy Edward Bowles, Grady McLeod Bowman, Rachel Bress, Don Brewer, Kimilee Bryant, Alexis Ann Carra, Noelle Curran, Bobbie Ann Dunn, Brooke Elliott, Christopher Garbrecht, Eric Hatch, Cristin J. Hubbard, David Koch, Timothy Kochka, Jamie LaVerdiere, Joseph Mahowald, Tokiko Masuda, Christopher Grey Misa, Padraic Moyles, Brian O'Brien, Kyle James O'Connor, Michael James Scott, Greg Stone, Katie E. Tomlinson, Daniel Torres, Áine Uí Cheallaigh*, Kathy Voytko, Jennifer Waiser, Briana Yacavone.

*Hadley Fraser & Áine Uí Cheallaigh are appearing with the permission of Actors' Equity Association. The Producers gratefully acknowledge Actors' Equity Association for its assistance of this production.


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