A preconcert lecture for Pirates of Penzance with David Wannen, Executive Director of the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (he also starts as the Pirate King), will take place from 7 pm7:30 pm prior to the show.
Swashbuckling buccaneers, bumbling British bobbies, frolicsome Victorian maidens and more engage in this rollicking romp that is one of the best loved pieces of musical theatre.
Now in its fourth decade of operation, New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) is America’s preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory ensemble. Under the dynamic leadership of Artistic Director Albert Bergeret, who has been hailed as “the leading custodian of the G&S classics” by New York magazine, NYGASP has created its own special niche in the cultural mosaic of New York City and the nation. Since its founding in 1974, the company has presented over 2,000 performances of the G&S masterpieces throughout the eastern United States and Canada, captivating audiences of all ages.