Courtesy of Broadway Stars, the Web site that posts links to theater-related news stories, reviews, and commentary, you can now read my Wall Street Journal pan of The Pirate Queen for free:
Has there ever really been a musical so bad that it was funny? (I mean an actual show, not “Springtime for Hitler.”) “Taboo” and “In My Life” both began promisingly, but my sense of humor was swamped by their sheer awfulness well before intermission. “The Pirate Queen,” on the other hand, is a gift that keeps on giving: It starts out dumb, then gets dumber, and at no time does anything other than preposterous ever take place on stage or in the orchestra pit….
To read the whole thing, go here. (This link is only good for one week, so act promptly!)