Avast! Me Show Is Takin’ On Water!

The Pirate Queen, a $15 million musical from the creators of Les Miserables and Miss Saigon, is listing badly in Chicago, the first leg of its voyage to Broadway. Local critics fired cannonballs at it – ‘ill-ruddered’ (Boom!), ‘drearily predictable’ (Boom!) – and Broadway insiders who trekked west to see it say it needs a massive overhaul. But is the creative team up to the job?”