Joe Dowling/photo by Elizabeth Flores

The Guthrie ship is setting sail for a wide audience. The theater's production of "GIlbert and Sullivan's HMS Pinafore" will air nationally this fall on PBS as part of a new nine-part arts festival spotlighting outstanding regional work. The musical, directed by Joe Dowling, opens June 18 and runs through Aug. 28. The broadcast date has not been announced. Twin Cities Public Television will produce the special.

Other participants in the festival include Miami City Ballet, the LA Opera and the San Francisco Ballet.