Tony Winner Huffman and Dixon to Star in Huntington's Pirates!

News   Tony Winner Huffman and Dixon to Star in Huntington's Pirates!
 
Initial casting has been announced for the Huntington Theatre Company's upcoming production of Pirates! (or, Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder'd), which is described as a "raucous and rowdy update of Gilbert and Sullivan's musical comedy classic The Pirates of Penzance."
Cady Huffman
Cady Huffman

Directed by co-conceiver Gordon Greenberg, the cast will be led by Ed Dixon (Les Miserables) as the Modern Major General and Tony Award winner Cady Huffman (The Producers: The New Mel Brooks Musical) as Ruth. Production dates at the Huntington's Boston University Theatre are May 15-June 14. Created by Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde), John McDaniel ("The Rosie O'Donnell Show") and Greenberg (Happy Days), Pirates, according to press notes, "has moved the story of a motley band of pirates who are cursed to remain at sea unless they marry virgins, their apprentice – the honorable and dutiful Frederic who longs for the day he is free from servitude, his nursemaid Ruth who is hard of hearing but soft on pirates, a gaggle of virtuous sisters, and the very model of a Modern Major General to the Caribbean. The adaptation of the beloved piece by the two greatest political satirists of their time retains the complete beloved score and marks the return of Gilbert and Sullivan to the Huntington."

A $27 ticket offer will be available online at huntingtontheatre.org April 24 at 9 AM ET until midnight. From 12 PM-7:30 PM that day, discounted tickets can be purchased by phone at (617) 266-0800 or in person at the Huntington's Boston University Theatre Box Office, 264 Huntington Avenue, and the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA Box Office, 527 Tremont Street.

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