Laura Osnes Re-Joins SOUTH PACIFIC; Kelli O'Hara Takes Final Bow Jan. 3
Laura Osnes will return to the role of Ensign Nellie Forbush in Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC, directed by Bartlett Sher, beginning Tuesday, January 5 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Kelli O'Hara, who originated the role in the production, will play her last performance on Sunday, January 3.
Laura Osnes last played the part of Nellie during Kelli O'Hara's maternity leave this past spring and summer. Ms. Osnes previously starred on Broadway as Sandy in the revival of Grease, after winning a nationwide talent search to cast that role on the NBC TV series Grease: You're The One That I Want. She recently played the title role in the new musical Bonnie and Cylde at the LaJolla Playhouse.
Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC also stars Paulo Szot as Emile de Becque, with Danny Burstein as Luther Billis, Loretta Ables Sayre as Bloody Mary, Andrew Samonsky as Lt. Joe Cable, Eric Anderson, Sean Cullen, Christian Delcroix, Murphy Guyer, Luka Kain, Li Jun Li, Laurissa Romain
and Michael Arnold, Becca Ayers, Craig Bennett, Wendi Bergamini, Charlie Brady, Christian Carter, Todd Cerveris, Helmar Augustus Cooper, Margot de la Barre, Laura Marie Duncan, Rob Gallagher, MaryAnn Hu, Robert Lenzi, Deborah Lew, Peter Lockyer, Garrett Long, Nick Mayo, Liz McCartney, George Merrick, William Michals, Marla Mindelle, Kimber Monroe, Alfie Parker Jr., George Psomas, Greg
Roderick, Jason Michael Snow, Jerold E. Solomon and Correy West.
The performance schedule is Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 pm with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3 pm. Tickets priced from $75 to $125 are
available at the Vivian Beaumont Theater box office (150 W. 65 Street), at telecharge.com, or, by visiting www.lct.org.