Photo Coverage: Mitzi Gaynor Celebrates SOUTH PACIFIC at Barnes & Noble

South Pacific movie star and Golden Globe-nominee Mitzi Gaynor; current Broadway cast member and Tony Award-nominee Loretta Ables Sayre; original Broadway cast members Barbara Luna, Michael DeLeon and Noel DeLeon; Broadway historian and author of The South Pacific Companion, Laurence Maslon; and President of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, Ted Chapin all came together to celebrate the South Pacific 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition Blu-ray Disc release at the Lincoln Center Barnes & Noble on Tuesday, March 31st.

Original and current South Pacific stars joined together to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the original, Tony Award winning Broadway production; the 50th anniversary of the Academy Award winning movie adaptation; and the 1st year anniversary of Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award winning Broadway revival. BroadwayWorld.com was there to celebrate along with the starry crowd!

The South Pacific 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition Blu-ray Disc (BD) debuted on March 31st from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, and features a special "Road Show Version" of the film, a feature-length documentary "Passion, Prejudice and South Pacific: Creating An American Masterpiece", Mitzi Gaynor's screen test, vintage excerpts from the original Broadway stars, and more.

Filmed on location on the beautiful Hawaiian island of Kaua'i, South Pacific is about a young American nurse from Little Rock (Gaynor) who meets the handsome and mysterious French planter (Brazzi) on a South Pacific island during World War II. Seeking respite from the battles around them, they find refuge in each other as their romance blooms in the lush tropical paradise. The natural beauty of the islands, the hijinks of the sailors, the danger of war, the passion of young love and the strength of true love are joined by a sensational Rodgers & Hammerstein score.

For the latest on Mitzi Gaynor, please visit her website www.missmitzigaynor.com.

Tickets to Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific, , priced $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.

Photos by Peter James Zielinski

Photo Coverage: Mitzi Gaynor Celebrates SOUTH PACIFIC at Barnes & Noble
South Pacific comes to Barnes & Noble!

Photo Coverage: Mitzi Gaynor Celebrates SOUTH PACIFIC at Barnes & Noble
South Pacific 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition Blu-ray Disc Release Celebration

Photo Coverage: Mitzi Gaynor Celebrates SOUTH PACIFIC at Barnes & Noble
President of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, Ted Chapin

Photo Coverage: Mitzi Gaynor Celebrates SOUTH PACIFIC at Barnes & Noble
Original cast members among the crowd

Photo Coverage: Mitzi Gaynor Celebrates SOUTH PACIFIC at Barnes & Noble
Barbara Luna, Michael DeLeon and Noel DeLeon

Photo Coverage: Mitzi Gaynor Celebrates SOUTH PACIFIC at Barnes & Noble
Barbara Luna, Michael DeLeon and Noel DeLeon

Photo Coverage: Mitzi Gaynor Celebrates SOUTH PACIFIC at Barnes & Noble
Michael DeLeon

Photo Coverage: Mitzi Gaynor Celebrates SOUTH PACIFIC at Barnes & Noble
Noel DeLeon

Photo Coverage: Mitzi Gaynor Celebrates SOUTH PACIFIC at Barnes & Noble
Barbara Luna

Photo Coverage: Mitzi Gaynor Celebrates SOUTH PACIFIC at Barnes & Noble
Laurence Maslon

Photo Coverage: Mitzi Gaynor Celebrates SOUTH PACIFIC at Barnes & Noble
Mitzi Gaynor

Photo Coverage: Mitzi Gaynor Celebrates SOUTH PACIFIC at Barnes & Noble
Mitzi Gaynor

Photo Coverage: Mitzi Gaynor Celebrates SOUTH PACIFIC at Barnes & Noble
Mitzi Gaynor

Photo Coverage: Mitzi Gaynor Celebrates SOUTH PACIFIC at Barnes & Noble
Mitzi Gaynor

Photo Coverage: Mitzi Gaynor Celebrates SOUTH PACIFIC at Barnes & Noble
Mitzi Gaynor

Photo Coverage: Mitzi Gaynor Celebrates SOUTH PACIFIC at Barnes & Noble
Mitzi Gaynor

Photo Coverage: Mitzi Gaynor Celebrates SOUTH PACIFIC at Barnes & Noble

Mitzi Gaynor

Photo Coverage: Mitzi Gaynor Celebrates SOUTH PACIFIC at Barnes & Noble
Mitzi Gaynor

Photo Coverage: Mitzi Gaynor Celebrates SOUTH PACIFIC at Barnes & Noble
Mitzi Gaynor

Photo Coverage: Mitzi Gaynor Celebrates SOUTH PACIFIC at Barnes & Noble
Mitzi Gaynor

Photo Coverage: Mitzi Gaynor Celebrates SOUTH PACIFIC at Barnes & Noble
Mitzi Gaynor

Photo Coverage: Mitzi Gaynor Celebrates SOUTH PACIFIC at Barnes & Noble
Barbara Luna, Michael DeLeon, Noel DeLeon and Mitzi Gaynor

Photo Coverage: Mitzi Gaynor Celebrates SOUTH PACIFIC at Barnes & Noble
Loretta Ables Sayre

Photo Coverage: Mitzi Gaynor Celebrates SOUTH PACIFIC at Barnes & Noble
Loretta Ables Sayre

Photo Coverage: Mitzi Gaynor Celebrates SOUTH PACIFIC at Barnes & Noble
Loretta Ables Sayre

Photo Coverage: Mitzi Gaynor Celebrates SOUTH PACIFIC at Barnes & Noble
Loretta Ables Sayre, Barbara Luna, Michael DeLeon, Noel DeLeon, Mitzi Gaynor and Laurence Maslon

Photo Coverage: Mitzi Gaynor Celebrates SOUTH PACIFIC at Barnes & Noble
Barbara Luna and Mitzi Gaynor

Photo Coverage: Mitzi Gaynor Celebrates SOUTH PACIFIC at Barnes & Noble
Mitzi Gaynor

Photo Coverage: Mitzi Gaynor Celebrates SOUTH PACIFIC at Barnes & Noble
Mitzi Gaynor and Eddie Varley

Photo Coverage: Mitzi Gaynor Celebrates SOUTH PACIFIC at Barnes & Noble
Barbara Luna and Mitzi Gaynor

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Peter James Zielinski As an Equity actor, Peter is photographing the industry from the inside out. He has performed in numerous shows regionally, sung a duet with Richard Chamberlain in the National Tour of "Scrooge," and starred in "The Zoo Project" which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. When not on stage, he can be found photographing headshots and live theatre in NYC, Chicago and LA. As an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, he also acts as a retouching artist for photographers city-wide. For more information, please visit: http://www.pjzstudios.com