Ahoy! Pirate Queen Cast Album to Come Ashore July 3

News   Ahoy! Pirate Queen Cast Album to Come Ashore July 3
Masterworks Broadway will release the original Broadway cast recording of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's drum-thumping, pennywhistle-kissed new musical The Pirate Queen July 3.
Sean Beglan in The Pirate Queen.
Sean Beglan in The Pirate Queen. Photo by Joan Marcus

Boublil and Schönberg, the Tony Award-winning authors of Les Misérables and Miss Saigon, served as the 26-track disc's executive producers under the aegis of Bouberg Music Limited. The cast of 42, led by Stephanie J. Block, Hadley Fraser, Linda Balgord, Marcus Chait, Jeff McCarthy and William Youmans, recorded the album at Legacy Studios in New York City on April 30.

The Pirate Queen is currently in performances at Broadway's Hilton Theatre (213 West 42nd Street, NYC), where it opened officially on April 5.

Commissioned and presented by Riverdance producers Moya Doherty and John McColgan, the show tells the tale of Grace O'Malley, the Irish chieftain who inspired her people and came face to face with Queen Elizabeth I.

The new musical is directed by Tony Award winner Frank Galati with musical staging by Graciela Daniele. The creative team includes John Dempsey (co-lyricist), Richard Maltby, Jr. (co-book and co-lyricist), Julian Kelly (orchestrations, vocal arrangements, musical supervision and musical direction) and Carol Leavy Joyce (Irish dance choreographer).

The CD track listing follows:

The Pirate Queen
My Grace
Here on this Night
The Waking of the Queen
Rah-Rah, Tip-Top
The Choice is Mine
Boys'll Be Boys
The Wedding
I'll Be There
A Day Beyond Belclare
Sail to the Stars

Enemy at Port Side
I Dismiss You
If I Said I Love You
The Role of the Queen
The Christening
Let a Father Stand by his Son
She Who Has All
The Sea of Life
Woman to Woman

For more information, visit www.thepiratequeen.com or www.sonybmgmasterworks.com.

Stephanie J. Block and the company of <i>The Pirate Queen</i>.
Stephanie J. Block and the company of The Pirate Queen. Photo by Joan Marcus
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