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The Pirates of Penzance   
The Slave of Duty

Uris Theatre , (1/08/1981 - 8/08/1981)
Minskoff Theatre , (8/09/1981 - 11/28/1982)
First Preview:Dec 22, 1980 Total Previews:29
Opening Date:Jan 08, 1981   
Closing Date:Nov 28, 1982 Total Performances:787

Category: Musical, Operetta, Revival, Broadway
Description: A comic operetta in two acts
Setting: A rocky seashore on the coast of Cornwall. A ruined chapel by moonlight.

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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander
Produced by Joseph Papp
Originally produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
Words by W. S. Gilbert; Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan
Directed by Wilford Leach; Choreographed by Graciela Daniele
Scenic Design by Bob Shaw and Wilford Leach; Costume Design by Patricia McGourty; Lighting Design by Jennifer Tipton; Sound Design by Don Ketteler; Scenery Supervised by Paul Eads; Hair Design by J. Roy Helland; Make-Up Design by J. Roy Helland; Pirate Boat designed by Jack Chandler
NYSF General Manager: Robert Kamlot; Company Manager: Charles Willard
Production Stage Manager: Zane Weiner; Stage Manager: Frank di Filia; NYSF Production Supervisor: Jason Steven Cohen; NYSF Production Manager: Andrew Mihok; NYSF Technical Director: Mervyn Haines, Jr.
Music adapted by William Elliott; Conducted by William Elliott; Associate Conductor: Dan Berlinghoff; The restoration of part of the original New York finale (1879) was done by Richard Traubner
Press Representative: Richard Kornberg; Dance Captain: Dean Badolato; Voice Coach: Marjorie Rivingston; Photographer: Martha Swope; NYSF General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; NYSF Casting: Rosemarie Tichler; Advertising: Case & McGrath
Kevin Kline The Pirate King
Estelle Parsons Ruth
Pirate 'Maid-of-all-Work'
Linda Ronstadt Mabel
General Stanley's Daughter
George Rose Major General Stanley
Rex Smith Frederic
the Pirate Apprentice
Tony Azito The Sergeant of Police
Stephen Hanan Samuel
The Pirate King's Lieutenant
Alexandra Korey Edith
General Stanley's Daughter
Marcie Shaw Kate
General Stanley's Daughter
Dean Badolato Pirate and Policeman
Mark Beudert Pirate and Policeman
Robin Boudreau Major-General Stanley's Daughter
Brian Bullard Pirate and Policeman
Scott Burkholder Pirate and Policeman
Walter Caldwell Pirate and Policeman
Tim Flavin Pirate and Policeman
Ray Gill Pirate and Policeman
Maria Guida Major-General Stanley's Daughter
Nancy Heikin Major-General Stanley's Daughter
George Kmeck Pirate and Policeman
Daniel Marcus Pirate and Policeman
G. Eugene Moose Pirate and Policeman
Joseph Neal Pirate and Policeman
Walter Niehenke Pirate and Policeman
Joe Pichette Pirate and Policeman
Bonnie Simmons Major-General Stanley's Daughter
Ellis "Skeeter" Williams Pirate and Policeman
Michael Edwin Willson Pirate and Policeman
Wendy Wolfe Isabel
General Stanley's Daughter
Swings: Roy Alan and Laurie Beechman
Understudies: Scott Burkholder (Frederic), Karla DeVito (Mabel), Ray Gill (The Pirate King), Maria Guida (Isabel), Nancy Heikin (Edith), Daniel Marcus (The Sergeant of Police), G. Eugene Moose (Samuel), Joe Pichette (Major General Stanley), Bonnie Simmons (Kate) and Wendy Wolfe (Ruth)
Tony Award®
winner 1981 Best Actor in a Musical [winner]
Kevin Kline
 1981 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
George Rose
 1981 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Linda Ronstadt
 1981 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Tony Azito
 1981 Best Choreography [nominee]
Graciela Daniele
winner 1981 Best Direction of a Musical [winner]
Wilford Leach
winner 1981 Reproduction (Play or Musical) [winner]
Produced by Joseph Papp; Originally produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
Theatre World
nominee 1981 Award [recipient]
Rex Smith
Drama Desk Award
winner 1981 Outstanding Musical [winner]
Produced by Joseph Papp
winner 1981 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [winner]
Kevin Kline
 1981 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee]
George Rose
winner 1981 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [winner]
Tony Azito
 1981 Outstanding Choreography [nominee]
Graciela Daniele
winner 1981 Outstanding Director of a Musical [winner]
Directed by Wilford Leach
winner 1981 Outstanding Costume Design [winner]
Patricia McGourty
 1981 Outstanding Set Design [nominee]
Scenic Design by Wilford Leach and Bob Shaw
ACT 1Sung By
Pour, O Pour The Pirate Sherry The Pirate King, Samuel (The Pirate King's Lieutenant), Frederic (the Pirate Apprentice) and Pirates
When Frederic Was A Little Lad Ruth (Pirate 'Maid-of-all-Work')
Oh, Better Far To Live And Die The Pirate King and Pirates
Oh, False One, You Have Deceived Me! Ruth (Pirate 'Maid-of-all-Work') and Frederic (the Pirate Apprentice)
Climbing Over Rocky Mountain Edith (General Stanley's Daughter), Kate (General Stanley's Daughter) and Daughters
Stop, Ladies, Pray! Frederic (the Pirate Apprentice) and Daughters
Oh, Is There Not One Maiden Breast Frederic (the Pirate Apprentice) and Daughters
Poor Wandering One Mabel (General Stanley's Daughter) and Daughters
What Ought We To Do? Edith (General Stanley's Daughter), Kate (General Stanley's Daughter) and Daughters
How Beautifully Blue The Sky Mabel (General Stanley's Daughter), Frederic (the Pirate Apprentice) and Daughters
Stay, We Must Not Lose Our Senses Frederic (the Pirate Apprentice), Daughters and Pirates
Hold, Monsters! Mabel (General Stanley's Daughter), Samuel (The Pirate King's Lieutenant), Major General Stanley, Daughters and Pirates
I Am The Very Model Of A Modern Major-General Major General Stanley and Ensemble
Oh, Men of Dark and Dismal Fate Ensemble
ACT 2Sung By
Oh, Dry The Glistening Tear Mabel (General Stanley's Daughter) and Daughters
Then Frederic Major General Stanley and Frederic (the Pirate Apprentice)
When The Foeman Bares His Steel The Sergeant of Police, Mabel (General Stanley's Daughter), Police and Daughters
Now For The Pirates' Lair! Frederic (the Pirate Apprentice), The Pirate King and Ruth (Pirate 'Maid-of-all-Work')
When You Had Left Our Pirate Fold Ruth (Pirate 'Maid-of-all-Work'), Frederic (the Pirate Apprentice) and The Pirate King
My Eyes Are Fully Open Frederic (the Pirate Apprentice), Ruth (Pirate 'Maid-of-all-Work') and The Pirate King
Away, Away! My Heart's On Fire Ruth (Pirate 'Maid-of-all-Work'), The Pirate King and Frederic (the Pirate Apprentice)
All Is Prepared Mabel (General Stanley's Daughter) and Frederic (the Pirate Apprentice)
Stay, Frederic, Stay! Mabel (General Stanley's Daughter) and Frederic (the Pirate Apprentice)
Sorry Her Lot Mabel (General Stanley's Daughter)
No, I Am Brave Mabel (General Stanley's Daughter), The Sergeant of Police and Police
When A Felon's Not Engaged In His Employment The Sergeant of Police and Police
A Rollicking Band Of Pirates We Pirates, The Sergeant of Police and Police
With Cat-Like Tread, Upon Our Prey We Steal Pirates, Police and Samuel (The Pirate King's Lieutenant)
Hush, Hush! Not A Word Frederic (the Pirate Apprentice), Pirates, Police and Major General Stanley
Sighing Softly To The River Major General Stanley and Ensemble
Finale Ensemble