LCT Announces Casting For SOUTH PACIFIC At Playhouse Square
Bob Boyett and NETworks Presentations announce casting for the National Tour of The Lincoln Center Theater Production of Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein's prize-winning musical SOUTH PACIFIC, directed by Bartlett Sher playing PlayhouseSquare in Cleveland; February 1 - 13, 2011. For more information on the production, please visit www.SouthPacificOnTour.com.
The National Touring Company of Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC will be led by David Pittsinger (Emile de Becque) and Carmen Cusack (Nellie Forbush), with Anderson Davis (Lt. Cable), Timothy Gulan (Luther Billis), Jodi Kimura (Bloody Mary), Gerry Becker (Capt. Brackett), Peter Rini (Cmdr. Harbison), Sumie Maeda (Liat), Rusty Ross (Professor), original 2008 Broadway cast member Genson Blimline (Stewpot), Troi Zee (Ngana) and Luka Kain (Jerome).
The ensemble will include Frenie Acoba, Christopher Carl, Christian Carter, Eric L. Christian, Jacqueline Colmer, MaryAnn Hu, Robert Hunt, Rashaan James Ii, Chad Jennings, Christopher Johnstone, Kristie Kerwin, Julia Osborne, Kate Pazakis, Diane Phelan, John Pinto Jr., Greg Roderick, Bret Shuford, Kristen J. Smith, Matt Stokes, Gregory Williams, Victor J. Wisehart and Amos Wolff.
Critics laud high praise for the National Tour:
· "Electric! This is the South Pacific we've been waiting for." (San Francisco Chronicle)
· "It is a tribute to the sublime beauty of this musical, filled with gorgeous voices and astonishing emotional depth." (Chicago Sun-Times)
· "Bartlett Sher's staging of South Pacific reveals, intensifies and clarifies the work of Rodgers & Hammerstein." (Seattle Times)
· "Superbly sung and powerfully acted, the touring cast of the magnificent Lincoln Center Theater restoration of South Pacific is the equal of the New York team." (Houston Chronicle)
· "One of the theatrical highlights of the year!" (Los Angeles Times)
· "I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love with a wonderful show!" (Toronto Star)