Linda Ronstadt opens in “Pirates of Penzance” on Broadway

Linda Ronstadt, American popular music artist, once held the title as the Queen of Rock.  This title proclaimed that she was “the highest paid woman in rock.”  Her versatility in music made her a lasting musical success.

On this day, August 21st, in 1980, Linda Ronstadt opened in the play “Pirates of Penzance” on Broadway.

The show started as a limited engagement in New York City’s Central Park before moving to Broadway.  Ronstadt’s success on stage led her to be offered a role in the 1983 feature film version of the show.  She earned a Golden Globe nomination for her movie performance as well as a Tony Award nomination for the musical play.