Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s The Pirate Queen is the musical choice for the 2007 Broadway Sound Master Classes. Attendees will see the show on Friday night, May 18, 2007 as the kick off event to this year's BSMC. Leading sound designer Jonathan Deans returns to the BSMC faculty this year to provide a critique of his work on this epic musical adventure celebrating the legendary 16th-century Irish Chieftain Grace O'Malley. Based on her real-life story, The Pirate Queen tells the tale of an inspirational heroine who led an extraordinary life as a pirate, chieftain, lover and, mother.

Opening on April 5 at the Hilton Theatre on 42nd Street, with previews as of early March, The Pirate Queen was created by the same team that wrote Les Misérables and Miss Saigon—Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg. Jonathan Deans is one of the most successful sound designers in the current musical theater. His credits as sound designer include Cirque du Soleil's Love, KA, Mystere, O, and La Nouba, as well as such Broadway musicals as Fosse, Ragtime, and Parade. When Disney opened the New Amsterdam Theater on 42nd Street, Deans designed the sound production for a concert version of a show called King David, which included a 70-piece onstage orchestra and a cast of 40 with ten principles.

Complete information about the 2007 Live Design Broadway Master Classes in lighting, sound, and projection, as well as an online registration form, can be found at: