When: Mon., Jan. 8, 8-10:30 p.m. 2018
New Line Theatre, “the bad boy of musical theatre,” has shocked the music world by discovering a long-lost first draft by the legendary British team of librettist W.S. Gilbert and composer Arthur Sullivan, who together wrote fourteen comic operas between 1871 and 1896. One of the team's best known works, The Pirates of Penzance, originally debuted in New York in 1879, and was revived to great success in the early 1980s. What we now know is that there was an earlier, stranger draft of the show, which nobody knew about until now. Public reading only.