Block, Balgord, Fraser, McCarthy to Headline The Pirate Queen
The Pirate Queen is based on the real-life story of the legendary Grace O'Malley, also known as Grania, who led an extraordinary life as a pirate chieftain, lover, and mother in 16th-century Ireland. It will be directed by Tony Award winner Frank Galati and will feature choreography by Mark Dendy, set design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Martin Pakledinaz, and lighting design by Kenneth Posner. John Dempsey will also contribute lyrics, and the score will be orchestrated by Julian Kelly.
Boublil and Schönberg previously collaborated on Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, and Martin Guerre. Galati won a Tony Award for his work on The Grapes of Wrath and received a Tony nomination for Ragtime. Dendy most recently choreographed Miracle Brothers; his other credits include Taboo and the Off-Broadway production of The Wild Party.