The Pirates of Penzance (1980)

NR 06/01/1980 (US) MusicComedyAdventure 2h 3m
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A live 1980 performance in Central Park before the production moved to Broadway.


This Pirates of Penzance is primarily a historical document, part of the Broadway Theater Archive television series. It presents, with some inevitable, tiny technical shortcomings, a live 1980 performance in Central Park, not the 1983 movie of the same name that also starred Linda Ronstadt and Kevin Kline. Those who remember that film, which had the benefit of retakes and editing, a lavish production budget, and the spaciousness of a Hollywood studio, may find this video less polished. On its own terms, it is nonetheless thoroughly enjoyable.

  1. Joshua White


  2. Wilford Leach


  3. W.S. Gilbert


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  1. Kevin Kline

    Kevin Kline

    Pirate King

  2. Linda Ronstadt

    Linda Ronstadt


  3. Rex Smith

    Rex Smith


  4. Patricia Routledge

    Patricia Routledge


  5. Tony Azito


  6. George Rose

    George Rose

    General Stanley

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The Pirates of Penzance
The Pirates of Penzance

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Original Language English

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