The Pirate Queen is a musical based on the life of a 16th century Irish Chieftain, adventuress, and pirate named Grace O'Malley. The musical was written by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil, who are best known for their adaptation of Les Miserables. It will officially open on Broadway in 2007 for you to come see with your car rental in New York. Some changes are expected from the original Chicago version.
Yar Matties: Take off on an adventure
When you come with your car rental in New York, you will start with the launch of Clan O'Malley's new vessel. The daughter of the captain is hidden on the ship because women were at this time considered to bring bad luck to ships. The daughter, Grania, disguises herself as a boy and when disaster strikes she proves that she is just as good as the men.
As Grania gets older, she falls in love with her childhood friend Tiernan and helps the clan become some of the most feared pirates in the world. The Queen of England, Elizabeth I, feels she is the queen of Ireland and will not be rivaled by another woman. Grania is ordered killed. Ireland falls into turmoil and opposition to the English grows. Grania must make sacrifices for her country and leave the man she loves to marry another. This other man does not respect Grania, but they have a son together.
The second act of the play begins with continued with the English. The death of Grania's father raises her to the level of chieftain. She was probably the first and only woman in Irish history to accomplish this. Grania dismisses her husband for being a coward and goes back to Tienan. But her husband is out for revenge and betrays her. The English capture her, but Tienan escapes with her son.
Tienan offers himself for Grania's freedom. Elizabeth feels bad for Grania becauseshe herself has faced major obstacles in her rise to power. Grania is freed to care for her child and Tienan is put in prison. Ireland has changed since she was put in jail, and Grania does not like what she sees. She decides to take matters in her own hands.
Grania returns to England and confronts the Queen. They are able to come to a conclusion at the end of the play and there is a satisfying ending.
Seeing a play on Broadway
Seeing a play on Broadway is a great experience with your car rental in New York. There are literally hundreds to choose from and they are all a lot of fun. There is a very easy way to get cheap tickets while you are here with your car rental in New York. For discount tickets, you can go to Duffy Square, near Times Square with your car rental in New York. Here, there is a ticket sales office called TKTS, which sells tickets at half price for same-day shows. This is a great way to take in more than one of these amazing shows that you might not otherwise have the opportunity to see.