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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 KlineThe Pirate King
Estelle ParsonsRuth
Pirate 'Maid-of-all-Work'
Linda RonstadtMabel
General Stanley's Daughter
George RoseMajor General Stanley
Rex SmithFrederic
the Pirate Apprentice
Tony AzitoThe Sergeant of Police
Stephen HananSamuel
The Pirate King's Lieutenant
Alexandra KoreyEdith
General Stanley's Daughter
Marcie ShawKate
General Stanley's Daughter
Dean BadolatoPirate and Policeman
Mark BeudertPirate and Policeman
Robin BoudreauMajor-General Stanley's Daughter
Brian BullardPirate and Policeman
Scott BurkholderPirate and Policeman
Walter CaldwellPirate and Policeman
Tim FlavinPirate and Policeman
Ray GillPirate and Policeman
Maria GuidaMajor-General Stanley's Daughter
Nancy HeikinMajor-General Stanley's Daughter
George KmeckPirate and Policeman
Daniel MarcusPirate and Policeman
G. Eugene MoosePirate and Policeman
Joseph NealPirate and Policeman
Walter NiehenkePirate and Policeman
Joe PichettePirate and Policeman
Bonnie SimmonsMajor-General Stanley's Daughter
Ellis "Skeeter" WilliamsPirate and Policeman
Michael Edwin WillsonPirate and Policeman
Wendy WolfeIsabel
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
winner 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 1 Sung By
Pour, O Pour The Pirate SherryThe Pirate King, Samuel (The Pirate King's Lieutenant), Frederic (the Pirate Apprentice) and Pirates
When Frederic Was A Little LadRuth (Pirate 'Maid-of-all-Work')
Oh, Better Far To Live And DieThe 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 MountainEdith (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 BreastFrederic (the Pirate Apprentice) and Daughters
Poor Wandering OneMabel (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 SkyMabel (General Stanley's Daughter), Frederic (the Pirate Apprentice) and Daughters
Stay, We Must Not Lose Our SensesFrederic (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-GeneralMajor General Stanley and Ensemble
Oh, Men of Dark and Dismal FateEnsemble
ACT 2 Sung By
Oh, Dry The Glistening TearMabel (General Stanley's Daughter) and Daughters
Then FredericMajor General Stanley and Frederic (the Pirate Apprentice)
When The Foeman Bares His SteelThe 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 FoldRuth (Pirate 'Maid-of-all-Work'), Frederic (the Pirate Apprentice) and The Pirate King
My Eyes Are Fully OpenFrederic (the Pirate Apprentice), Ruth (Pirate 'Maid-of-all-Work') and The Pirate King
Away, Away! My Heart's On FireRuth (Pirate 'Maid-of-all-Work'), The Pirate King and Frederic (the Pirate Apprentice)
All Is PreparedMabel (General Stanley's Daughter) and Frederic (the Pirate Apprentice)
Stay, Frederic, Stay!Mabel (General Stanley's Daughter) and Frederic (the Pirate Apprentice)
Sorry Her LotMabel (General Stanley's Daughter)
No, I Am BraveMabel (General Stanley's Daughter), The Sergeant of Police and Police
When A Felon's Not Engaged In His EmploymentThe Sergeant of Police and Police
A Rollicking Band Of Pirates WePirates, The Sergeant of Police and Police
With Cat-Like Tread, Upon Our Prey We StealPirates, Police and Samuel (The Pirate King's Lieutenant)
Hush, Hush! Not A WordFrederic (the Pirate Apprentice), Pirates, Police and Major General Stanley
Sighing Softly To The RiverMajor General Stanley and Ensemble