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Based on "Tales of the South Pacific" by James A. Michener

The plot of South Pacific centers on an American nurse stationed on a South Pacific island during World War II who falls in love with a middle-aged expatriate French plantation owner. This story is intertwined with a secondary romance, between a U.S. lieutenant and a young Tonkinese woman.

The original Broadway production enjoyed immense critical and box-office success and became the second-longest running Broadway musical to that point (behind Rodgers and Hammerstein's earlier Oklahoma!). Because of its exploration of racial and social issues of the day, the show won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1950. Several of its songs, including "Bali Ha'i", "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair", "Some Enchanted Evening", "There Is Nothing Like a Dame", "Happy Talk" and Younger Than Springtime" have become popular standards.

The production won 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score, and it is the only musical production to win Tony Awards in all four acting categories. Its original cast album was the bestselling record of the 1940s, and other recordings of the show have also been popular. The show has enjoyed many successful revivals and tours, spawning a 1958 film and television adaptations. The 2008 Broadway revival won seven Tonys, including Best Musical Revival.


Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Aug 9 - West End Casts Support THE PHILIPPINE DREAM and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2014

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup. Today's photos come from the casts of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, ALADDIN, NEWSIES, THE FANTASTICKS, ROCKY, and BOOK OF MORMON, MAMMA MIA!, LES MISERABLES, THE LION KING, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, BILLY ELLIOT and DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS in the West End! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Preview Tonight's THE ALMIGHTY JOHNSONS on Syfy
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Below, check out a preview of tonight's new THE ALMIGHTY JOHNSONS on Syfy airing at 11/10c. (more...)

New York Pops Musical Director Steven Reineke to Host KELLI O'HARA AND FRIENDS at 54 Below in October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

On Monday, October 6 54 Below will host 'Kelli O'Hara and Friends', with a champagne reception at 5:30pm and dinner and a performance at 6:30pm. Kelli O'Hara will be performing, along with Bridges of Madison County costar Steven Pasquale and a number of other surprise guests. It will be hosted by the New York Pops' musical director, Steven Reineke, and proceeds will support the PopsEd programs at Ronald McDonald House New York. (more...)

Michael Lowney and Kevin Cooney to Star in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Music Circus, 8/19-24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

The hilarious musical La Cage aux Folles, featuring the bawdy humor of Harvey Fierstein and the melodic genius of Jerry Herman, is the final show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are August 19 - 24. (more...)

House Theatre of Chicago's SEASON ON THE LINE Will Now Open 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

The House Theatre of Chicago presents Season on the Line, the first production of the company's 13th season, at the Chopin Theatre Upstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., Friday, Sept. 12 - Sunday, Oct. 26. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Robert J. Townsend, Jennifer Hope Wills and More in BRIGADOON at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

The musical theatre classic Brigadoon, with music byFrederick Loewe and book/lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, is the fourth show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances run through August 10. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour and More to Lead Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe; Walter Bobbie Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will run September 13 - November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 13 - September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. Single tickets go on sale on Friday, August 8 at noon. (more...)

Adopt a Kitten From Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You and The Humane Society of New York are pleased to announce a new partnership to support the adoption of kittens that will be used in the show. The kittens will be replaced periodically throughout the run as they outgrow their roles. (more...)

Route 66 Theatre to Premiere THE DOWNPOUR, 9/10-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Route 66 Theatre Company will present the world premiere of The Downpour, by Caitlin Parrish, directed by Route 66 Theatre Company's Associate Artistic Director, Erica Weiss. Performances begin September 10 and run through October 12, 2014 at the Greenhouse Theater Center: 2257 N Lincoln Avenue in Chicago. (more...)

THE CLASSICAL STYLE, Yuja Wang, Audra McDonald, New York Pops and More Set for Carnegie Hall, Dec 2014
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Carnegie Hall has announced its December 2014 calendar. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Derek Klena and More Set for CABRILLO COAST-TO-COAST Benefit at The Triad Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Zoro), Jenna Leigh Green (Wicked, Bare), Ashley Moniz (Sister Act, 9 to 5 National Tours), Derek Klena (Bridges of Madison County), Melissa Mitchell (LES MISERABLES), Catherine Ricafort (Cinderella, Mamma Mia!) and Steven Ferezy are among the Cabrillo Music Theatre alumni who will take part in Cabrillo Coast-to-Coast, tonight, August 4, 2014 at The Triad. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 3
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Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 3, 2014. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 3
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Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 3, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast and Creative Team of Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The Old Globe presents World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will run September 13 - November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 13 - September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast and creative team below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Brent Barrett, Alan Mingo Jr., Kevin Cooney and More in Highlights of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2014

The hilarious musical La Cage aux Folles, featuring the bawdy humor of Harvey Fierstein and the melodic genius ofJerry Herman, is the final show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are August 19 - 24. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Two-Time Tony Nominee Laura Osnes to Teach Masterclasses in Texas Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Two-time Tony Award winner and Broadway's own Cinderella Laura Osnes, will lead Straight From New York's upcoming masterclasses in Houston, Dallas, and Fort Worth, TX on September 22-24, 2014. (more...)

Joe Kinosian & Ian Lowe to Reprise MURDER FOR TWO Roles in Pittsburgh
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast for the Pittsburgh premiere of original comedy sensation Murder For Two, which will run October 22 through January 18 at the CLO Cabaret. Tickets start at $34.75 and are available at CLOCabaret.com, by calling 412-456-6666 or visiting the Box Office at Theater Square. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Brent Barrett, Alan Mingo Jr., Kevin Cooney and More in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The hilarious musical La Cage aux Folles, featuring the bawdy humor of Harvey Fierstein and the melodic genius ofJerry Herman, is the final show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are August 19 - 24. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Brent Barrett, Alan Mingo Jr. and More in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The hilarious musical La Cage aux Folles, featuring the bawdy humor of Harvey Fierstein and the melodic genius of Jerry Herman, is the final show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are August 19 - 24. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Auditions Kittens!
by Walter McBride - Aug 18, 2014

The upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With begins previews on August 26, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), with an opening night set for September 28, 2014. The production will be directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a 19-week limited engagement. The New York Humane Society and the show's Animal Trainer, Bill Berloni just brought kittens over to the rehearsal studio for Scott and select cast members to find the right ones for the roles of the two kittens in the show. Check out a photo preview from the auditions below! (more...)

James Barbour, Nancy Anderson, Sara Gettelfinger, Mamie Parris and More Star in THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK at Ogunquit - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Get ready for a wickedly good time when the bewitching musical comedy, The Witches of Eastwick, hits the Ogunquit Playhouse stage September 3 through 27. Based on the Warner Brothers hit motion picture, this hysterical and devilish show with its beautiful original score was declared "musical comedy heaven" by London's Daily Mail. The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to have been selected by world-renowned theatre producer Cameron Mackintosh as the American Northeast premiere of his hit stage adaptation of The Witches of Eastwick. (more...)

Original A CHORUS LINE Star Mitzi Hamilton to Direct & and Choreograph at Surflight Theatre, Running 8/27-9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Broadway veteran Mitzi Hamilton, one of the dancers in Michael Bennett's original developmental workshop that provided the inspiration for the character of Val in A Chorus Line, will direct and choreograph the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical at Surflight Theatre, August 27-September 14. (more...)

Premiere Stages at Kean University to Present JANICE UNDERWATER, 9/4-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Premiere Stages at Kean University will present the winner of its 2014 Play Festival, Janice Underwater by Hillside native Tom Matthew Wolfe, September 4 - 21 in Kean University's Zella Fry Theatre. Directed by Jade King Carroll, this delightfully quirky new play tells the story of Janice, who has a sneaking suspicion that she's losing her mind. While waiting for the results of genetic testing that could confirm her fears, Janice struggles to hold it together and pursue her art in the city. With the help of an attractive but troubled super, a devoted brother, and visions of her mentally ill mother, will Janice find her way home? Selected from over 400 submissions as the winner of Premiere's annual competition for unproduced scripts by area playwrights, Janice Underwater received a developmental reading earlier this spring, delighting audiences with its recognizable characters and locales. (more...)

Tickets to KINKY BOOTS, MOTOWN & More at Fox Theatre On Sale 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Single tickets for the Fabulous Fox Theatre's 2014-2015 U.S. Bank Broadway Series shows will go on sale Sunday, September 7 at Noon. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Calling All Kitties! YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Holds Feline Auditions
by Walter McBride - Aug 18, 2014

The upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With begins previews on August 26, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), with an opening night set for September 28, 2014. The production will be directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a 19-week limited engagement. The New York Humane Society and the show's Animal Trainer, Bill Berloni just brought kittens over to the rehearsal studio for Scott and select cast members to find the right ones for the roles of the two kittens in the show. Check out full photo coverage from the auditions below! (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA below! (more...)

Tim Realbuto Set for Mini NYC Tour of WUNDERKIND This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2014

Award-winning actor/writer Tim Realbuto, who recently had a critically acclaimed and sold-out (not-so-solo) solo show at 54 Below entitled Tim Realbuto: Alone (With Plenty of Help), will tour a new show this fall. Realbuto and his publicist Laurie Sheppard recently announced that Tim has tweaked the show and will present it as mini three-stop New York City tour under the new name Tim Realbuto: Wunderkind. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by Walter McBride - Aug 15, 2014

The upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With begins previews on August 26, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), with an opening night set for September 28, 2014. The production will be directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a 19-week limited engagement. Check out the marquee below! (more...)

Kritzerland to Celebrate 4th Anniversary with Special Guests Kerry O'Malley and Bruce Vilanch, 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents its fourth anniversary show -- THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAY III -- on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m. before the JUST ADDED matinee for brunch/lunch. (more...)

SOUTH PACIFIC to Sail to BroadHollow This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

BroadHollow Theatre Company presents South Pacific at The BayWay Arts Centre, 265 East Main Street, East Islip, October 11-26, 2014. (more...)

Oscar Andy Hammerstein III to Host Two Brooklyn Events in Tribute to Rodgers & Hammerstein This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Oscar 'Andy' Hammerstein III, Grandson of the late Oscar Hammerstein II, will host two special events for the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The presentations will be held at the Brooklyn Public Library at Kensington - Saturday, August 16 at 2 p.m. and the Brooklyn Public Library at Kings Highway - Saturday, September 13 at 1:30 p.m. (more...)

Music Mountain to Welcome Dover String Quartet, 9/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Music Mountain, America's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival, continues its 85th Anniversary season with Connecticut's own Michael Berkeley presenting a musical revue on Saturday, September 6 (6:30PM). The Dover String Quartet returns to Gordon Hall on Sunday, September 7 (3PM) with guest artist Roberto Diaz, viola. This summer has welcomed a wide range of music for audiences of all ages - from classical, to jazz, country and this weekend's tribute to the Broadway musical - it has been a summer to celebrate! Concerts run thru September 14. (more...)

DM Playhouse to Stage SOUTH PACIFIC, 9/5-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the romantic musical, 'South Pacific,' Sept. 5-28. (more...)

BREAKING NEWS: Kate Baldwin, Jason Danieley to Star in Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN Revival at Paper Mill; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) is proud to open its 2014-2015 season with a Broadway-bound, world-class revival of Can-Can starring Kate Baldwin as Pistache and Jason Danieley as Aristide. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Moonlight Stage's MY FAIR LADY, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Artistic Director Steven Glaudini presents the third show inMoonlight Stage Production's 34th summer season, the beloved classic Broadway smash hit MY FAIR LADY. Performances are today, August 13 to 30. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Kids Unite for CABARET FOR A CAUSE!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Aug 13, 2014

Tiffany Schleigh just presented CABARET FOR A CAUSE, a one-night-only event to benefit kef productions and their education program, Story Shifters, on Monday night, August 11. Created in 2010, CABARET FOR A CAUSE brings together young performers from Broadway, film, and television to make a difference and change the lives of young people in need. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

BEYOND DESIRE to Run 21 Nov - 14 Dec at Hayes Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Loosely based on Shakespeare's Hamlet and E.M Foster's novel Maurice, the World Premiere of Beyond Desire is playing at Hayes Theatre Co from Friday, 21 November - Sunday 14 December 2014. (more...)

New Novel by Nicki Chen is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

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San Francisco Opera to Present Company Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's SUSANNAH, 9/6-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents the Company premiere of Carlisle Floyd's two-act opera Susannah September 6 at the War Memorial Opera House. Soprano Patricia Racette returns to San Francisco Opera in her role debut as the innocent, strong-willed and falsely accused young woman Susannah Polk. (more...)

USA Network to Premiere CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST Season 2, 10/14
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

USA Network announced today that season two of its breakout reality series CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST will premiere with two back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, October 14that 10pm/9c. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown's 13 THE MUSICAL Coming to the Big Screen!
by Movies News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Looks like we'll all have a little more homework to do! CBS Films has today announced plans to bring Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown's stage musical 13 to the big screen! (more...)

Tonight's CABARET FOR A CAUSE Features Emma Howard, Emerson Steele, Sam Poon and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Tiffany Schleigh presents CABARET FOR A CAUSE, a one-night-only event to benefit kef productions and their education program, Story Shifters, tonight, August 11th, 2014. Doors open at 6 PM, show begins at 7 PM. (more...)

New ANYTHING GOES Australian Tour to Launch in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Leading Australian theatre producer John Frost and Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini today announced they will present a new production of Cole Porter's smash-hit musical comedy Anything Goes next year. Winner of three Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival and Choreography during its most recent Broadway revival, Anything Goes is a stunning nautical favourite. Directed by Dean Bryant and choreographed by Andrew Hallsworth, this brand new Australian production will dock in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney in 2015. (more...)

Justin Guarini & Mary Testa Set to Host IMAGINE Concert to Benefit Brian Werbel Memorial Fund
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

IMAGINE: A Concert of Hope, a benefit concert to raise funds to benefit Cancer Research through the Brian Werbel Memorial Fund at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, will take place on Monday, September 8th at 8:00 pm (le) poisson rouge (158 Bleecker St.). All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Brian Werbel Memorial Fund. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.uhgiving.org/uh-giving/get-involved/fundraising-events-and-programs/imagine. (more...)

ANYTHING GOES Sets Sail in Australia in 2015; Tickets on Sale, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Leading Australian theatre producer John Frost and Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini today announced they will present a new production of Cole Porter's smash-hit musical comedy Anything Goes next year. Winner of three Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival and Choreography during its most recent Broadway revival, Anything Goes is a stunning nautical favourite. Directed by Dean Bryant and choreographed by Andrew Hallsworth, this brand new Australian production will dock in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney in 2015. (more...)

AUDIO: Laura Osnes Sings Daniel and Laura Curtis' 'When You Smile'; Single Released Today!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 10, 2014

Composers Daniel and Laura Curtis have just released a new single- 'When You Smile,' featuring Laura Osnes. The song was written especially for Laura by writing duo Daniel and Laura Curtis, whose last album 'Love on 42nd Street' featured performers such as Lea Salonga, Sierra Boggess and Ramin Karimloo topped the iTunes Vocal Chart and Amazon Broadway chart. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, August 9 - Part 2 - The Pirates of FINDING NEVERLAND Pose, Goodspeed's 'FIDDLER' and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2014

Yesterday's SIPs come from FINDING NEVERLAND at A.R.T., Goodspeed's THE FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, the national tour of GHOST, and many more! (more...)

BWW Reviews: SOUTH PACIFIC Sets the Bar High for Future Musicals in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Aug 10, 2014

One enchanted evening is what Kansas City audiences received on opening night of South Pacific, the Musical Theater Heritage production at the Off Center Theatre. Premiering on Broadway in 1949 the musical composed by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II garnered 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical, and Best Score. It is the only musical production to win all four Tony Awards in the acting Categories and in 1950, won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 10
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Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 10, 2014. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - CHICAGO!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 10, 2014

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