Tony and Academy Award winner Kevin Kline will reprise his performance as the Pirate King in the Public Theater's one-night-only gala concert of the acclaimed 1980 production of The Pirates of Penzance on June 10 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.
The 1980 production of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta was adapted by William Elliot and choreographed by
Graciela Daniele. It was first staged at the Delacorte by
Wilford Leach in August 1980 prior to transferring to a Tony Award-winning Broadway run in December.
Additional casting for the gala performance has not been announced. Last summer, Kline co-starred with
Meryl Streep in a gala reading of
Romeo and Juliet at the Delacorte.
The evening will also pay tribute to late Academy Award-winning writer
Nora Ephron ("When Harry Met Sally," "Sleepless in Seattle"), who died June 26, 2012. Ephron's new play
Lucky Guy opened on Broadway April 1.