Discount Broadway Tickets For The Pirates Of Penzance: Future Show

The Pirates Of Penzance Summary

  • Show Status: Future
  • Genre: Musical
  • The Pirates Of Penzance is 2 hours 20 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Begin: April 4, 2025
  • Show Opens : April 24, 2025
  • Show Closes: June 22, 2025

Comic operetta that follows the adventures of a young man who has just completed his pirate apprenticeship, when he falls in love with a Major's daughter and then becomes torn between his sense of duty to the pirates and his new love.

The Pirates Of Penzance on Broadway Background

The Pirates of Penzance 2025 production will mark a creative reunion between director Scott Ellis, librettist Rupert Holmes and actor David Hyde Pierce, who in 2007 collaborated on the Broadway musical Curtains. Ramin Karimloo will co-star in the show.

What's The Pirates Of Penzance Like?

The Pirates of Penzance is a comic operetta written in two acts with music by Arthur Sullivan and a libretto by W.S. Gilbert.

The story is set during the reign of Queen Victoria and follows the adventures of Frederic, a young man who has just completed his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates. He meets the daughters of Major-General Stanley, including Mabel, and the two young people fall instantly in love. However, Frederic’s sense of duty to the pirates and his sense of honor compels him to leave Mabel and return to the pirates.

The rest of the story follows the pirates’ attempts to capture the Major-General’s daughters and the police’s attempts to capture the pirates. The operetta is known for its witty and fast-paced dialogue, as well as its catchy tunes and memorable characters.

The show premiered in Paignton, England, on December 30, 1879, and in New York City on December 31, 1879.

Is The Pirates Of Penzance Good for Kids?

The show is appropriate for children over 14 year old

Theatre Information

Todd Haimes Theatre

227 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 740
Entrance: 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues
Theatre Information

Todd Haimes Theatre Seating Chart

Cast Members

Pirate King
Ramin Karimloo
Lili Cooper
Major General
David Hyde Pierce
Colton Ryan


Roundabout Theatre Company

Production Credits

Scott Ellis

Creative Team

Rupert Holmes