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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.



Arizona Broadway Theatre Announces Lineup For 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT) announced its Season 13 lineup to a packed house of invited donors and season subscribers. The eight full-scale productions will appear on the ABT Mainstage for the 2017-2018 season October 2017 through September 20186. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, May 9: Remembering Lena Horne
by Stage Tube - May 9, 2017

Today we remember stage and screen star, singer Lena Horne died who passed away on this day in 2010 at the age of 92. (more...)


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CAMELOT to Gallop Into The Encore Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

The Encore Musical Theatre Company continues its ninth season with the Lerner and Loewe classic on June 8, 2017. (more...)

Review Roundup: Lisa O'Hare and Richard E. Grant Take the Stage in MY FAIR LADY at Lyric Opera
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the American premiere of a new production of Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady, starring Richard E. Grant and Lisa O'Hare as Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle. The production runs tonight, April 28, through May 21 (press opening April 29) at Lyric's Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Matthew Morrison to Headline Westport Country Playhouse's 2017 'Moonlight Over Venice' Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Tony, Emmy, and two-time Golden Globe nominee Matthew Morrison will headline Westport Country Playhouse's 2017 fundraising gala on Saturday evening, September 9. New this year will be the Gala's move to Saturday evening instead of Monday night as in past seasons. The Gala's theme, 'Moonlight Over Venice,' is a nod to the Playhouse's autumn production of 'Romeo and Juliet'. (more...)

BWW Review: STATE FAIR at Alex Theatre
by Cary Ginell - May 9, 2017

The corn was high as an elephant's eye at the Alex Theatre in Glendale last Sunday as Musical Theater Guild presented a staged reading of Rodgers and Hammerstein's bucolic musical State Fair, the only musical R&H wrote specifically for the screen. State Fair wasn't adapted for the stage until 1996, the final show produced by David Merrick, Broadway's notorious 'abominable showman.' (more...)

Different Duck Films and Sterling Worldwide Entertainment, LLC Announce the Pre-Production of the Feature Film 'Weight'
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

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THE VIEW UPSTAIRS to Release Cast Recording with Broadway Records this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The View UpStairs - the provocative new musical written by Max Vernon, directed by Scott Ebersold and choreographed by Al Blackstone - is thrilled to announce the Original Cast Album will be released by Broadway Records. Produced by Michael Croiter, the original cast recording is now available for pre-order at BroadwayRecords.com. The album will be released on August 11.  (more...)

BWW Interview: SCHOOL OF ROCK Newcomer Emily Borromeo Talks Her TV Series, Diversity and the Path to Broadway
by MATTHEW BLANK - May 8, 2017

An interview with Emily Borromeo, making her Broadway debut now in SCHOOL OF ROCK! (more...)

JERSEY BOYS, CABARET, CHICAGO and More Set for Ruth Eckerd Hall's 2017-18 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall announces the 2017-18 Broadway season, which includes, making its Clearwater debut, the Tony Award-winner for Best Musical Jersey Boys, along with multiple Tony Award Best Musical winners A Chorus Line, Cabaret and Chicago, family favorites A Charlie Brown Christmas Live Onstage and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella and Rain: A Tribute To The Beatles. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mandy Gonzalez & Paulo Szot Join Jamie deRoy & Friends Tony Show at Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 8, 2017

 Broadway Producer and three time Tony Award winner Jamie deRoy held her annual Jamie deRoy & friends Tony Award show last night and the Red Carpet was rolled out at Birdland for the star studded event.  Jamie's fans and friends had their cell phone cameras at the ready as one by one Jamie introduced her award-winning cast which included, Chuck Cooper (The Life) Penny Fuller (Sunday in the Park with George, Cabaret), Mandy Gonzalez (Hamilton, In the Heights), Rupert Holmes (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) with special guest, Patti Cohenour (War Paint, The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Doreen Montalvo (On Your Feet, In the Heights) and Paulo Szot (South Pacific) with Billy Stritch.   (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 8, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 8, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Monday, May 8, and it looks to be a beautiful spring day in Nashville (so live life dramatically), prompting us to ask the musical question: Do reviews matter anymore? (more...)

MARTIAN CHILD and GOING SOUTH Musicals Up Next in New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The tenth season of New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series continues on Monday, May 22, 2017 at The Cell with pre-premieres of two new musicals: Martian Child and Going South. (more...)

ProjectFREE RisingSTARZ Presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2017

ProjectFREE RisingSTARZ, will present the musical 'South Pacific' by Rodgers and Hammerstein at the Catherine Hickman Theatre in Gulfport, on June 9-11, 2017. (more...)

Guy Lockard Joins Broadway Vets for BROADWAY AT W
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2017

Chicago's new hit concert series BROADWAY AT W welcomes Guy Lockard as special guest host on Monday, May 8th in the exquisite W Chicago- City Center Living Room. Lockard will lend his hosting and vocal talents for the concert beginning at 7:30pm. Doors open at 7pm. W Chicago- City Center 172 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603. (more...)

Starlight Theatre Announces 2017 Blue Star Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2017

Yesterday, high school theatre students and instructors across metropolitan Kansas City and in neighboring communities received the good news that they had received nominations for the 15th Anniversary Blue Star Awards from Starlight Theatre. Starlight leaders, staff and board members personally delivered 132 nominations to 42 area high schools. On Thursday night, May 25, winners of the 2017 Blue Star Awards will receive their honors in a public ceremony on Starlight Theatre's Cohen Community Stage. (more...)

BWW Review: Seattle Children's Theatre's Gala Sparkles with Kelli O'Hara
by Jay Irwin - May 6, 2017

Last night musical theatre nerds around the Seattle area may have felt a disturbance in the force as if there was a diva among us. Well, if you did you can take solace in that you were right however unless you were there you certainly missed out as Broadway's Kelli O'Hara killed it during her performance at the Seattle Children's Theatre's fundraising gala. (more...)

El libro 'Desde Al Sur del Pacífico...' se presenta en la SGAE
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - May 6, 2017

El evento tendra lugar el proximo 19 de mayo en la sede de la Sociedad General de Autores y Editores de Madrid y contara con la presencia del autor del libro, Iñigo Santamaria, y la colaboracion de Nina, Concha Barral y Puri Navarro (more...)

LETTICE AND LOVAGE to Open Westport Country Playhouse's 87th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Tony Award-nominated comedy, "Lettice and Lovage," will open Westport Country Playhouse's 87th Season, written by Peter Shaffer, author of "Amadeus," and directed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director.  The play runs from May 30 through June 17.  (more...)

Tickets On Sale Now for Tony-Nominated OSLO at National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Having this week been nominated for a total of 7 TONY Awards including 'Best Play' and 'Best Director' adding to the 'Best Play' nominations by the Drama League Awards, Drama Desk Awards and Outer Critics Circle Awards, public booking opens today for OSLO.  (more...)

Stars of Paramount's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Sign on for BROADWAY AT W at W Chicago-City Center
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The Stars of Paramount Theatre's newly mounted and vibrant production of Jesus Christ Superstar have signed on to perform for Broadway at W at W Chicago- City Center. (more...)

Disney's Cinderella Kids Returns to Way Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The ultimate "rags-to-riches" fairytale comes to The Children's Theatre at Way Off Broadway this spring when Disney's Cinderella Kids returns to the stage May 6th. One of the most popular Disney princesses of all time, Cinderella is a favorite of children of all ages. (more...)

PAULO SZOT Comes to NJPAC Saturday, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with Paulo Szot. A Tony Award winner for South Pacific, Paulo Szot is renowned for his performances on Broadway, the world's great opera stages and in intimate cabaret settings. (more...)

[DO NOT POST] STAGE TUBE: Presentación 'Desde Al Sur Del Pacífico' en SGAE (Madrid)
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - May 22, 2017

El pasado viernes 19 de mayo tuvo lugar en la sede de la SGAE la presentacion del libro DESDE 'AL SUR DEL PACÍFICO' HASTA 'MÁS ALLÁ DE LA LUNA'. Aqui puedes ver el video completo del evento. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Celebrates 100th Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

The View UpStairs - the provocative new musical written by Max Vernon, directed by Scott Ebersold and choreographed by Al Blackstone - celebrated its 100th performance on Friday, May 19 at 8:00 PM. To celebrate this landmark, the show harnessed the power of community to benefit Point Foundation, the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students of merit. For the 100th performance, The View UpStairs will donated 30% of proceeds from all full-priced ticket sales to Point Foundation.  (more...)

PLAIN AND FANCY to Open 31st Season at The Round Barn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Plain and Fancy will begin its 31st Anniversary season at The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres on Wednesday, May 24th at 8:00.  With over 3,700 performances before more than 355,000 patrons, it has become one of the longest running musicals anywhere. (more...)

ME THE PEOPLE: THE TRUMP AMERICA MUSICAL to Play The Triad This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Me The People: The Trump America Musical, a new musical revue with a book and lyrics by Nancy Holson (Bush Wars, The News in Revue on PBS - 5 Emmy Awards, Ludwig Live!) and directed and choreographed by Jay Falzone (Bush Wars, Cooking with the Calamari Sisters), will play at The Triad (158 W. 72nd Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues), it was announced today by producer Jim Russek. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre presents SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

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Carolee Carmello, HELLO, DOLLY!, Tony Awards Get the Spotlight This Spring/Summer on NPR's BROADWAY TO MAIN STREET
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

In May, June & July the NPR Program "Broadway to Main Street" hosted by Laurence Maslon which airs Sundays at 3PM on NY/Long Island NPR-member station WPPB/88.3FM will feature interviews with Tony Award-nominee & Sweeney Todd star Carolee Carmello (May 28); a retrospective of The 1967 Tony Awards (June 4); a 2017 Tony Awards Special on Tonys Sunday (6/11) with recordings of all the top nominees for Best Musical and the best musical performer nominees including Bette Midler, Josh Groban, Ben Platt and more; a centennial tribute to Ella Fitzgerald (6/18); a Hello, Dolly! themed show (6/25) with musical selections from Carol Channing, Pearl Bailey, Ethel Merman, as well as selections from the new Bette Midler recording; and for a special July 4 holiday weekend show with original 1776 star William Daniels (July 3). (more...)

Amy Justman, Theresa McCarthy, and Noah Weisberg to Headline NYTB's New Musicals MARTIAN CHILD and GOING SOUTH
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The tenth season of New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series continues on Monday, May 22, 2017 at The Cell with pre-premieres of two new musicals: Martian Child and Going South. (more...)

Scalia Drama THE ORIGINALIST to Return to Arena Stage This July
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Fresh off a cross-country tour, John Strand's critically-acclaimed political drama The Originalist, based on the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, returns to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater under the direction of Artistic Director Molly Smith. (more...)

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company presents ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler, is pleased to present its 22nd production of Free Shakespeare on the Common: William Shakespeare's immortal drama Romeo & Juliet, directed by the brilliant up-and-coming director Allegra Libonati. Performances are free of charge, and will take place on the Boston Common, near the Parkman Bandstand.  Lead Sponsor: Babson College (more...)

Different Duck Films and Sterling Worldwide Entertainment Present WEIGHT
by Movies News Desk - May 17, 2017

Different Duck Films and Sterling Worldwide Entertainment, introduces New Comer, Zackery Byrd in the Lead Role of  'Ben' in the Feature Film, “Weight”. Based on actual event, “Weight” is an inspirational film that uses comedy to relay its message to the audience. (more...)

The Arden Theatre presents THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Theater Unspeakable brings their brand of family friendly, physical theater to Philadelphia with The American Revolution, a whirlwind re-telling of the American fight for independence. It runs in Arden Theatre Company's Studio Theatre, June 2-June 11, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S OKLAHOMA!
by Melissa Giordano - May 17, 2017

Brilliantly ending their spectacular 10th season, Long Island's John W. Engeman Theatre offers a great incarnation of the iconic, game-changing musical Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!. Excellently directed by Engeman vet Igor Goldin, this production runs through June 25th at the gorgeous Northport venue. The cast is truly outstanding and the whole production is well done. (more...)

It Takes Three, Baby! Matthew Morrison and Wife Expecting First Child
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Matthew Morrison and his wife, Renee, are expecting their first child. We send our congratulations to the happy couple! (more...)

Ruth Eckerd Hall Announces 2017-18 Broadway Season. Tickets Go On Sale Friday 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall announces the 2017-18 Broadway season, which includes, making its Clearwater debut, the Tony Award-winner for Best Musical Jersey Boys, along with multiple Tony Award Best Musical winners A Chorus Line, Cabaret and Chicago, family favorites A Charlie Brown Christmas Live Onstage and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella and Rain: A Tribute To The Beatles. (more...)

St Helens Theatre Royal Veteran Awarded British Empire Medal for Services to Performing Arts in the North West
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

A long serving veteran of St Helens Theatre Royal was awarded a British Empire Medal for her services to Performing Arts in the North West. (more...)

Kidz Theater to Perform 10th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Kidz Theater's 10th Anniversary Concert on Sunday, June 4th, hosted by Andrew Briedis (aka Annoying Actor Friend)  Join us for a KT retrospective celebrating ten years of consistently top-quality musical theater education in New York City.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Lovely Laura Osnes Joins the Sardi's Wall of Fame
by Walter McBride - May 13, 2017

The lovely miss Laura Osnes joined the litany of famous faces lining the wall's of the classic Broadway eatery, Sardi's this week and BroadwayWorld was there to capture all the action. Check out the photos below to see the luminous leading lady celebrate the unveiling of her portrait!  (more...)

Ghostlight Records Celebrates Today's Release of A BRONX TALE At Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Ghostlight Records will celebrate today's cast album release date of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on Friday, May 12 at 4:00 PM.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: A BRONX TALE Celebrates Cast Recording Release with CD Signing
by Jennifer Broski - May 12, 2017

Ghostlight Records celebrated its cast album release of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble this week. See all the photos from the event below! (more...)

THE VIEW UPSTAIRS to Celebrate 100th Show with Point Foundation Donations
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The View UpStairs - the provocative new musical written by Max Vernon, directed by Scott Ebersold and choreographed by Al Blackstone - will celebrate its 100th performance on Friday, May 19 at 8:00 PM. To celebrate this landmark, the show will harness the power of community to benefit Point Foundation, the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students of merit. (more...)

2017 St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Award Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation, The Muny, and the Fox Theatre have announced the nominees for the first annual St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards to be held on Sunday, May 28 at 7 p.m. at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. (more...)

New Rock Musical A WALL APART, from Air Supply's Graham Russell, to Play NYMF
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The New York Musical Festival and NewYorkRep present the world premiere of A WALL APART, a new rock musical featuring an original score by Graham Russell of the legendary rock band AirSupply, and a book by Sam Goldstein and Craig Clyde. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Peace, Politics & Passion- J.T. Rogers and Bartlett Sher Explain the Power of OSLO
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 11, 2017

J.T. Rogers and Bartlett Sher are two of seven Tony nominees for Lincoln Center Theatre's poignant new play- Oslo. Below, the playwright and director open up about the process and how the technical aspects of this project have been the most complex that they've worked on yet! (more...)

Okoboji Summer Theater Announces 60th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Musicals by Kander & Ebb and Rodgers & Hammerstein, plus a classic Neil Simon comedy are among the shows being performed at the Okoboji Summer Theatre owned by Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. (more...)

GLEE's Matthew Morrison, Comedian Rob Schneider, and More Coming to SteelStacks
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Matthew Morrison of 'Glee' and comedian Rob Schneider are among the three new performances announced for the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks' Musikfest Cafe presented by Yuengling, located at 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. (more...)

Renee Elise Goldsberry, Alan Menken, Jason Robert Brown & Kelli O'Hara and More Slated for BYU's 2017-18 BRAVO! Season
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Celebrated musicians, innovative theater-makers and acclaimed dancers converge upon the stages of Brigham Young University's Franklin S. Harris Fine Arts Center in a dynamic new season of exhilarating live performances by the creme de la creme of the performing arts world as part of the 2017-18 BRAVO! season. (more...)

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