Sunday, October 29, 2006

The Pirate Queen Sails Into Chicago Opening Tonight

The Pirate Queen Sails Into Chicago Opening Tonight

After nearly one month of previews, the Broadway-bound Chicago tryout of The Pirate Queen opens this evening at the Windy City’s Cadillac Palace Theatre. Helmed by Frank Galati, the musical stars Stephanie J. Block in the titular role.

As previously noted, this is the latest creation of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, the songwriting team responsible for such mega-musicals as Les Misérables and Miss Saigon. Produced at a cost of more than $10 million, this show promises to be every bit the spectacle that its predecessors were; in fact, it is purportedly set to become the most expensive tuner ever to be mounted on the Great White Way.

How will this Riverdance-produced musical fare? Since I’ll be in the audience for tonight’s world premiere, I’ll not only be providing a synopsis of the major reviews of The Pirate Queen, but I’ll post my own critique as well.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

Click here for tickets.
Related Stories:
Pirate Queen to Sail Into Broadway's Hilton Theatre (July 27, 2006)
The Pirate Queen Musical to Sail Into Chicago This Fall (May 15, 2006)

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