Généralités: Histoire, thèmes et particularités



1 Pirate Queen (The) peut-être considéré comme un Flop musical

2 Pirate Queen (The) s'intéresse à un personnage historique important: Gráinne O'Malley (Femme pirate irlandaise au XVIème siècle).

3 Pirate Queen (The) s'intéresse à un événement historique important: Résistance à la conquête de l'Irlande par les anglais (Tudor)..


Historique du musical


Basé sur le roman Grania: She-King of the Irish Seas de Morgan Llywelyn

Génèse du musical

In 2005, the show was scheduled to premiere in Chicago, and Playbill reported that Colm Wilkinson was in talks to star in the project. However, when casting was announced, Wilkinson was not included.
Towards the end of the Chicago run, Miss Saigon co-lyricist Richard Maltby, Jr. Was brought in to work with Boublil on revisions to the book and lyrics in preparation for the Broadway opening. Additionally, Graciela Daniele worked on the musical staging.
Pre-Broadway Run
The Pirate Queen debuted at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre in an out-of-town tryout on October 3, 2006, and ran through November 26, 2006.
Broadway Run
The Broadway previews began at the Foxwoods Theatre (then the Hilton Theatre) on March 6, 2007, with the opening on April 5. It closed on June 17, 2007 after 85 performances and 32 previews. Frank Galati directed, with musical staging by Graciela Daniele, Irish Dance choreography by Carol Leavy Joyce, and additional choreography by Mark Dendy. Musical direction and orchestrations were by Julian Kelly, with sets by Eugene Lee, costumes by Martin Pakledinaz and lighting by Kenneth Posner. Moya Doherty and John McColgan, creators of Riverdance, produced, with Edgar Dobie and Ronan Smith, of Doherty and McColgan's Riverdream production company, Executive Producers.
Linda Balgord received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance as Queen Elizabeth I.
A studio recording of the original Broadway cast, produced by Masterworks Broadway, was released on July 3, 2007. The recording does not include the full score, but only highlights.



Liste des chansons

Acte I
"Prologue" - Orchestra
"The Pirate Queen" - Dubhdara and Company
"Woman" - Grace
"The Storm"† - Company
"My Grace" - Dubhdara and Grace
"Here on this Night" - Grace, Tiernan and Crew
"The First Battle"† - Company
"The Waking of the Queen" - Elizabeth and Ladies-in-Waiting
"Rah-Rah, Tip-Top" - Bingham, Elizabeth and Lords
"The Choice is Mine" - Grace and Company
"The Bride's Song"† - Grace, Evleen and Women
"Boys'll Be Boys" - Donal, Mates and Barmaids
"The Wedding" - Company
"I'll Be There" - Tiernan
"Boys'll Be Boys" (Reprise)† - Donal, Grace and O'Flaherty
"Trouble at Rockfleet"† - Grace, Tiernan, Donal and Bingham
"A Day Beyond Belclare" - Grace, Tiernan, Donal and Company
"Go Serve Your Queen"† - Elizabeth and Bingham
"Dubhdara's Farewell"† - Dubhdara and Grace
"Sail to the Stars" - Grace, Tiernan and Company

Acte II
"entracte" - Orchestra
"It's a Boy"† - Grace, Majella and Sailors
"Enemy at Port Side" - Grace, Evleen, Majella and Sailors
"I Dismiss You" - Grace, Donal and Sailors
"If I Said I Love You" - Tiernan and Grace
"The Role of the Queen" - Elizabeth and Bingham
"The Christening" - Evleen, Grace, Tiernan and Company
"Let a Father Stand by His Son" - Donal, Grace, Bingham and Company
"Surrender" - Bingham, Tiernan, Elizabeth and Company
"She Who Has All" - Elizabeth and Grace
"Lament"† - Grace, Majella, Eoin and Company
"The Sea of Life" - Grace and Company
"Terra Marique Potens"† - Elizabeth, Grace, Bingham
"Woman to Woman" - Elizabeth and Grace
"Behind the Screen"† - Company
"Grace's Exit"† - Elizabeth, Grace, Bingham and Company
"Finale" - Grace, Tiernan and Company

† Indicates songs that are not on the Original Broadway Cast Recording

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