Rob Gallagher and Kim Carson to Star in SOUTH PACIFIC at John W. Engeman Theater; Full Cast Announced!
Announcing the cast and creative team for the enchanting musical, South Pacific. Sailor hijinks, the danger of war, and the passion of young love are all joined together by Rogers & Hammerstein's sensational score in one of the most powerful musicals of all time. Previews begin on Thursday, May 23 at 8:00 p.m.; with the official opening on Saturday, May 25 at 8:00 p.m. and running through July 14, 2013.
Considered to be one of the greatest musicals composed by Rodgers and Hammerstein, South Pacific weaves together characters and elements from several stories into a single plotline. It centers on two love stories: the story of Nellie Forbush, a young naive nurse from Arkansas, and Emile deBecque, an older Frenchman who has had a life full of varied experiences and the story of Lt. Joe Cable from Philadelphia and the young and beautiful Liat, a Tonkenese girl with whom he falls in love. This powerful story, with themes of prejudice, war, death and love features classic songs like "Bali Ha'i", "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair", "Some Enchanted Evening", "Happy Talk", "Younger than Springtime" and "I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy".
South Pacific is produced by Richard T. Dolce, the theater's Producing Artistic Director.
The Director, Igor Goldin, Drama Desk Award nominee, and winner of NYMF Awards for Excellence in Direction. Credits include With Glee (Off-Broadway), The Foreigner, A Little Night Music, Romance Romance, The Spitfire Grill and The Full Monty. Mr. Goldin was a finalist for the Joe A. Callaway Award for Distinguished Direction. He is a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC)
The Choreographer, ANTONIETTE DiPIETROPOLO, returns to the John W. Engeman Theater as Choreographer (Hairspray and I Love You Your Perfect Now Change). Director/Choreographer credits include Nunsense, Chicago, Jesus Christ Superstar, Ragtime and Annie. She was also the Choreographer for Candide starring George Hearn and, Rita Moreno. With Glee (Off Broadway). She was also Associate Director for the National Tour of How The Grinch Stole Christmas.
The Music Director, James OlmSTEAD, returns to the John W. Engeman Theater after music directing Sweet Charity earlier this season. Assistant music director credits include NYU's productions of Most Happy Fella, Marriage of Figaro, and Violet. As well as Footloose, Legally Blonde, Ragtime, Hot Mikado, and Hello, Dolly
South Pacific will feature scenic design by Josh Zangen (Spiegelworlds' Empire, Desir and Absinthe. John Lithgows' Sunny side of the Street and Nickelodeon Storytime Live! National Tour). Costume design by Amy Pedigo-OTTO (NYC: New York Classical Theatre, Peccadillo Theatre Company, St. Luke's Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop's 4th Floor Theatre, Ars Nova). Lighting is designed by Cory Pattak (Skippyjon Jones Theatreworks USA, This Side of Paradise Off-Bway, Hot Mess in Manhattan Chernuchin, Dreyfus in Rehearsal Beckett Theatre, Ingmar Bergman's Persona HERE, Nymph Errant, With Glee). Sound design by CRAIG KAUFMAN (Credits include 11 shows at the John W. Engeman Theater. Off-broadway credits include Things To Ruin, Rewrite: The Musical and The Black Suits). Hair and Make-Up design by Mark Adam Rampmeyer (Associate Artistic Director at the John W. Engeman Theater, his work can currently be seen in the Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Talley's Folly with Sarah Paulson. Other designs have been seen on Broadway in Lysistrata Jones, West Side Story and The Farnsworth Invention). Trey Compton (Assistant Director) off-Broadway credits include Yank! (also directed by Mr. Goldin) and White's Lies.. Casting by Stephen DeAngelis and the Production Stage Manager is Michelle Lynn Hines.