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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.

Production Staff [See More]
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; The restoration of part of the original New York finale (1879) was done by Richard Traubner; Conducted by William Elliott; Associate Conductor: Dan Berlinghoff; Personnel Manager: Marty Grupp; Winds: Richard Cohen and Simeon Westbrooke; Flutes: Keith Underwood and Sheryl Henze; Trumpet: Lauren Draper and Ron Stinson; Trombones: Keith Greene; Keyboards: Dan Berlinghoff, Allen Shawn, Susan Anderson and Ada Janik; Percussion: William Moersch, William Ruyle and Larry Spivack; Bass: Dennis Masuzzo and Michael Tomasula; Clarinet: Steven Hartman
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
Pirate 'Maid-of-all-Work'
Linda Ronstadt
General Stanley's Daughter
George Rose
Major General Stanley
Rex Smith
the Pirate Apprentice
Tony Azito
The Sergeant of Police
Stephen Hanan
The Pirate King's Lieutenant
Alexandra Korey
General Stanley's Daughter
Marcie Shaw
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
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), Walter Niehenke (The Pirate King), 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)
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
Theatre World
winner 1981 Award [recipient]
Rex Smith
ACT 1 Sung By
Pour, O Pour The Pirate Sherry The Pirate King, Samuel, Frederic and Pirates
When Frederic Was A Little Lad Ruth
Oh, Better Far To Live And Die The Pirate King and Pirates
Oh, False One, You Have Deceived Me! Ruth and Frederic
Climbing Over Rocky Mountain Edith, Kate and Daughters
Stop, Ladies, Pray! Frederic and Daughters
Oh, Is There Not One Maiden Breast Frederic and Daughters
Poor Wandering One Mabel and Daughters
What Ought We To Do? Edith, Kate and Daughters
How Beautifully Blue The Sky Mabel, Frederic and Daughters
Stay, We Must Not Lose Our Senses Frederic, Daughters and Pirates
Hold, Monsters! Mabel, Samuel, 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 2 Sung By
Oh, Dry The Glistening Tear Mabel and Daughters
Then Frederic Major General Stanley and Frederic
When The Foeman Bares His Steel The Sergeant of Police, Mabel, Police and Daughters
Now For The Pirates' Lair! Frederic, The Pirate King and Ruth
When You Had Left Our Pirate Fold Ruth, Frederic and The Pirate King
My Eyes Are Fully Open (From "Ruddigore") Frederic, Ruth and The Pirate King
Away, Away! My Heart's On Fire Ruth, The Pirate King and Frederic
All Is Prepared Mabel and Frederic
Stay, Frederic, Stay! Mabel and Frederic
Sorry Her Lot (from "H.M.S. Pinafore") Mabel
No, I Am Brave Mabel, 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
Hush, Hush! Not A Word Frederic, Pirates, Police and Major General Stanley
Sighing Softly To The River Major General Stanley and Ensemble
Finale Ensemble