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The Pirate QueenThe Pirate Queen is what happens when Les Miz throws up Riverdance. The creators of both behemoths team up for the true...The Pirate QueenThe Pirate Queen is what happens when Les Miz throws up Riverdance. The creators of both behemoths team up for the true...2007-04-22
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The Pirate Queen

Starring: Stephanie Block; Author: Alan Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg; Producer (person): Edgar Dobie; Opening Date: 04/05/2007

The Pirate Queen is what happens when Les Miz throws up Riverdance. The creators of both behemoths team up for the true tale of Grace O’Malley, a 16th-century seafarer and warrior who takes on men, masts, and Queen Elizabeth I. Stephanie J. Block is quite appealing as the swashbuckling leading lass, and occasionally the bombast takes on a pulse-quickening ardor, in a circa-1987 kind of way. But as the confusing story sails into choppy seas, weighed down by watery, repetitive ballads, the only rational reaction is a growling aarggh! (Tickets: 212-307-4100) C-