The Pirates of Penzance

Operetta - Revival

Uris Theatre (December 22, 1980 - August 09, 1981)
Minskoff Theatre (August 12, 1981 - November 28, 1982)
Data not verified
  • First Preview: December 22, 1980
  • Opening Date: January 8, 1981
  • Closing Date: November 28, 1982
  • Previews: 29
  • Performances: 787

Playwright: W. S. Gilbert

Libretto: W. S. Gilbert

Music: Sir Arthur Sullivan

Synopsis

Young Frederic has turned 21 and thus completed his apprenticeship to a band of kindhearted pirates. He falls for Mabel, the lovely daughter of law-enforcer Major-General Stanley, only to learn that his birthday falls on Feb. 29, which means he is technically still a pirate.

 

Opening Night Cast

Kevin Kline in The Pirates of Penzance Kevin Kline The Pirate King
Estelle Parsons in The Pirates of Penzance Estelle Parsons Ruth
Linda Ronstadt Mabel
George Rose Major General Stanley
Rex Smith in The Pirates of Penzance Rex Smith Frederic
Tony Azito The Sergeant of Police
Stephen Hanan Samuel
Alix Korey in The Pirates of Penzance Alix Korey Edith
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Opening Night Production Credits

  W. S. Gilbert Words
  Sir Arthur Sullivan Music
  Wilford Leach Director
Graciela Daniele Graciela Daniele Choreographer
  Bob Shaw Scenic Design
  Wilford Leach Scenic Design
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1981 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Kevin Kline Winner
1981 Outstanding Actor in a Musical George Rose Nominee
1981 Outstanding Choreography Graciela Daniele Nominee
1981 Outstanding Costume Design Patricia McGourty Winner
1981 Outstanding Director of a Musical Wilford Leach Winner
1981 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Tony Azito Winner
1981 Outstanding Musical   Winner
1981 Outstanding Set Design Bob Shaw
Wilford Leach
Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1981 Outstanding Revival   Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1981 Theatre World Award Rex Smith Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1981 Actor in a Musical George Rose Nominee
1981 Actor in a Musical Kevin Kline Winner
1981 Actress in a Musical Linda Ronstadt Nominee
1981 Choreography Graciela Daniele Nominee
1981 Direction of a Musical Wilford Leach Winner
1981 Featured Actor in a Musical Tony Azito Nominee
1981 Revival (Play or Musical)   Winner
 
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