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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.



Dana Ivey Directs Rare Sci-Fi Comedy For One-Night Only Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Acting Company (Ian Belknap, Artistic Director; Elisa Spencer-Kaplan, Executive Director) will continue its 2016-2017 John McDonald Salon Series with a reading of Karel Capek's influential science fiction comedy R.U.R. on Monday, February 13th at 7 PM at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, 10 W. 64th Street, New York, NY. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Despite Funding Threats, the National Endowment for the Arts is Vital to American Theatre
by Daniella Parcell - Feb 9, 2017

As reported by BWW last month, President Donald Trump's initiative to shrink government spending involves the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, an organization which provides funding and support to artistic projects throughout the nation. (more...)

CBS Reveals 20 Returning Castaways Competing on Next Edition of SURVIVOR
by TV News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

CBS announced today the 20 castaways who will compete against each other on SURVIVOR, when the Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 34th season with a special two-hour premiere (more...)

MOTOWN Tour Stars to Launch LIVE IN THE LIVING ROOM Concert Series at W Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

42 Seven Productions and W Hollywood partner to launch an exciting new weekly concert series for W Hollywood titled 'Live In The Living Room.' (more...)

Directors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill to Lead LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Directors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill will lead a Valentine's Day themed event, LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE: A concert benefiting Planned Parenthood, the Trevor Project and the Southern Poverty Law Center. The concert is set to take place at 8PM on Monday, February 13, at Windy City Playhouse (3014 W Irving Park Rd) and will feature several of Chicago's most beloved theater artists including Donica Lynn, Alex Weisman and Jonathan Butler-Duplessis. (more...)

Mare Winningham Joins David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Public Theater announced today that Emmy Award winner Mare Winningham and Dimitri Joseph Moise join the previously announced cast of the world premiere musical Joan of Arc: Into the Fire. (more...)

Holland America Line Reaches Milestone of $5 Million Donated to Cancer Support Through 'On Deck' Programming
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

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BWW Preview: CINDERELLA at The Playhouse, 2/7-12
by Greer Firestone - Feb 3, 2017

CINDERELLA, written by Rodgers and Hammerstein, was created for a CBS TV premiere in 1957 and as a vehicle for Julie Andrews. The broadcast was viewed by more than 100 million people, my family being four of them. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA Off-Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 3, 2017

Ring Twice for Miranda, written by Alan Hruska (Laugh It Up, Stare It Down; The Man on Her Mind; New House under Construction) and directed by Rick Lombardo (San Jose Rep Artistic Director from 2008-2014, The Snow Queen, Bill W. and Dr. Bob) is currently in previews at New York City Center Stage II (131 West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues) and will officially open on February 12th. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below! (more...)

Bergen County Players To Present TIME STANDS STILL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

???????Bergen County Players (BCP) continues its 84th season with Time Stands Still, Donald Margulies' riveting drama, opening February 18th, 2017. (more...)

Airways New Zealand and Aireon Agree to Cooperate on South Pacific Operational Validation
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

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Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA Will Dazzle Audiences Next Month at Miller Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The King & I and The Sound of Music, will play Miller Auditorium for a limited engagement from March 24-26, 2017. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre's 2016-2017 Season Concludes With Stephen Sondheim's MARRY ME A LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final mainstage production it its 2016 - 2017 season Marry Me a Little starring Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and originally conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, with direction by Jess McLeod and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Cook.  (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Continues its 30th Anniversary Season with JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre continues its 30th Anniversary season with the hit rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar, running March 21-April 16.  With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar is directed by Keith Baker, music directed by Douglass Lutz, with choreography by Stephen Casey and features Julian Alvarez, Derrick Cobey, Patrick H. Dunn, Robert Farruggia, Adam Kemmerer, Ciji Prosser, Darren Ritchie, Danny Rutigliano, and Steve Steiner.  The ensemble features Jason Taylor Armstrong, Daniel Bontempo, Elena Camp, John DiFerdinando, Maggie Griffin-Smith, Megan Helen Jones, Lauren Krigel, Caitlin Ort, William Pazdziora,  Miriam Grace Payne, Christopher J. Perugini, Dominick Sannelli,  Keith L. Watford, and Timothy Walton. (more...)

'Digicel 2030' Global Transformation Programme Begins
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

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Catherine Zuber and Tony Straiges Among 2017 Theatre Development Fund/Irene Sharaff Awardees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer CATHERINE ZUBER and legendary scenic designer TONY STRAIGES are among the 2017 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients which were just announced by Theatre Development Fund (TDF), a not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts. (more...)

THE B SIDE - W Hollywood Partners with 42 Seven Productions to Reimagine SUNDAY SOUL REVUE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

This Sunday, February 26th, Sunday Soul Revue evolves into THE B SIDE. W Hollywood, in association with 42 Seven Productions, is reimagining their long- running live music series, and on Oscar Sunday, what is more fitting than the songs of cinema? (more...)

Drama Desk Award-Winner Lisa Howard to Appear at Ocean State Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

???????Drama Desk Award-winner, Lisa Howard will be performing as part of the Broadway Spotlight II concert scheduled for Monday, March 6 at Ocean State Theatre in Warwick. (more...)

Beth Malone Solo Show, Adam Kantor and Betsy Wolfe in 'LAST FIVE YEARS' Join DCPA Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Broadway announces two new shows: Beth Malone: So Far and Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years in Concert starring Adam Kantor and Betsy Wolfe. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Help Turn Highland Farm Into the Hammerstein Museum!
by Stage Tube - Feb 21, 2017

Will Hammerstein, grandson of Oscar Hammerstein II and President of the Oscar Hammerstein Museum & Theater Education Center, needs your help! In the video below, he is standing outside Oscar's former home, Highland Farm, where all Oscar's most famous works where created - including the landmark musicals Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I and The Sound of Music. The property is being turned into a museum and is seeking donations to make the project a reality.  (more...)

David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE Extends Again at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Public Theater announced today a two-week extension for the world premiere musical Joan of Arc: Into the Fire. (more...)

Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas to Lead MARRY ME A LITTLE at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the final mainstage production it its 2016 - 2017 season Marry Me a Little, starring Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and originally conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, with direction by Jess McLeod and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Cook. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL to Visit Birmingham on First Ever UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The winner of 10 Tony and 5 Olivier Awards, Billy Elliot the Musical will be at Birmingham Hippodrome for the first time ever from Tue 7 Mar - Sat 29 Apr 2017. Seen by almost 11 million people worldwide, Billy Elliot the Musical is set in a northern mining town against the background of the 1984/85 miners' strike and follows Billy's journey from boxing to ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever. (more...)

Bergen County Players Presents TIME STANDS STILL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Bergen County Players (BCP) continues its 84th season with Time Stands Still, Donald Margulies' riveting drama. The play is directed by veteran director Ray Yucis, with performances now through March 11, 2017 at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell. (more...)

GREASE Is the Word at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

GREASE, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (CDT) most popular show, returns to the Main Stage for the first time in a decade. The original Rock 'n' Roll musical, GREASE, opens to a week of preview performances from March 3rd through 9th with opening night festivities on Friday, March 10. (more...)

Rag Lady Productions Tackles Aging with Humor in THE GEEZE & ME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

What if there was a musical - simultaneously serious and hilarious, that explores the wild ride of life's later years, addressing the good, the bad and the ugly of aging? The Geeze & Me is a musical production about the aging process, upsides and down. (more...)

Panic! Productions present Two Works by John Patrick Shanley
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Panic! Productions, in association with Theatre 68, present John Patrick Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea and the world premiere of Shanley's new one-act play, POISON, opening March 9th – April 2nd at Theatre 68, located at 5112 Lankershim Blvd. No. Hollywood, CA., 91601. Tickets for both shows on sale at:  www.plays411.com/danny  (more...)

InComm Canada Named 'Vendor of the Year' by North West Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

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VIDEO: Watch Another Deleted Scene from Disney's MOANA!
by Movies News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Today Yahoo Movies has posted an exclusive deleted scene of Disney's Animated blockbuster MOANA that shows how the title character was originally planned to have 6 older brothers! (more...)

Musical Legends Arlo Guthrie & Taj Mahal to Hit NJPAC This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with two musical legends, on stage together: folk music icon Arlo Guthrie and southern country and blues artist Taj Mahal in one incredible night. (more...)

MURDER BY MARRIAGE Coming to Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the Frederick area's only year-round producing theatre, is not only known for its Broadway-style Mainstage productions and one-of-a-kind Children's Theatre, but also for its interactive murder mysteries. (more...)

Inis Nua Theatre to Present American Debut of Pub Play LEPER + CHIP
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Inis Nua Theatre Company jumps into 2017 with the raucous, fast-paced and heartful Leper + Chip, an American premiere by Lee Coffey at the Louis Bluver Theater at The Drake (203 South Hicks Street). (more...)

Laura Osnes, Erich Bergen, Telly Leung and More to Perform in Event Benefitting Oscar Hammerstein Museum
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Oscar Hammerstein Museum & Theater Education Center, a recognized 501(c)3 announces their inaugural fundraising event at The Player's Club, NYC on Monday, March 13. (more...)

Meet the Contestants of All-New FOX Comedic Competition Series KICKING & SCREAMING
by TV News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

On the all-new comedic competition series KICKING & SCREAMING, debuting Thursday, March 9 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, 10 pampered novices pack their bags for the jungles of Fiji, to face the wild with 10 survivalists and compete for a grand prize of $500,000. (more...)

The New York Pops and Steven Reineke to Honor Kelli O'Hara and Bartlett Sher, Featuring Danny Burstein, Ruthie Ann Miles, Laura Osnes, Paulo Szot And More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

???????On Monday, May 1, 2017, The New York Pops will celebrate its 34th birthday with a grand gala evening honoring Tony Award winners Kelli O'Hara and Bartlett Sher, whose collaborations over the last decade have won universal acclaim and whose individual careers represent pinnacles of achievement in the world of theatre. (more...)

Performances of Arin Arbus' Production of Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) presents director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's tragicomic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teethtonight, February 14, through March 19 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center(262 Ashland Place), TFANA's state-of-the-art permanent home in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

Valentine's Day, Tony Danza, and Carmen Cusack at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Contests - Broadway - Feb 14, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination. Tickets & Info: (646)-476-3551. 254 W 54th St. Celalr, NYC 10019 (more...)

New Wave of Classics to Be Released from Fox Cinema Archives
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Bring home the newest wave of classics from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment's Cinema Archives vault, available for purchase on DVD now! (more...)

Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo to Perform at Mannes School of Music This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The celebrated Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo will appear at the Mannes School of Music on Sunday, February 19 at 4PM. In celebration of Mannes' centennial year, Michael Newman and Laura Oltman will perform works by composers associated with Mannes which include Aaron Copland, Clarice Assad, as well as current composition faculty members Paul Moravec, Lowell Liebermann, David Loeb and Robert Cuckson. (more...)

Philly Pops Announces Next Season Lineup Including Sinatra, Star Wars, Elton John, Leonard Bernstein, Classic Rock, Broadway, and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The Philly POPS announced its 2017/18 concert season today. Subscriptions for the new season go on sale at noon. (more...)

Rep Stage Announces Cast for World Premiere Musical, DORIAN'S CLOSET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Rep Stage, a regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, announces the full casting for its world premiere production of 'Dorian's Closet,' a new musical based on the life of legendary female impersonator Dorian Corey. Directed by Co-Artistic Director Joseph Ritsch, with book and lyrics by Richard Mailman and music by Ryan Haase, 'Dorian's Closet' runs April 26-May 14, 2017, with previews on the first two nights and opening night on April 28. (more...)

Hammerstein Museum & Theatre Education Center to Hold Star-Studded NYC Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The Oscar Hammerstein Museum & Theater Education Center, a recognized 501(c)3 announces their inaugural fundraising event at The Player's Club, NYC on Monday, March 13. The event comes on the heels of an agreement allowing Highland Farm in Doylestown, PA, where world-renowned lyricist and humanitarian Oscar Hammerstein lived and worked, to be used for museum activities. It was at Highland Farm that the iconic Rodgers and Hammerstein partnership was formed and where Hammerstein penned lyrics to musicals such as Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, The Sound of Music, and more. (more...)

Alan Cumming, Whoopi Goldberg, Chita Rivera and More Set for Florence Henderson Memorial at the Music Box
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Friends and family of Florence Henderson will come together on Tuesday, February 21st at 1:30 PM at the Music Box Theatre, 239 West 45th Street, New York, NY to celebrate the treasured star. (more...)

Photo Flash: James Lapine and Joanna Gleason Visit the National Tour of INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The acclaimed Fiasco Theater production of INTO THE WOODS, the celebrated new production of the Tony Award-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, launched a national tour in December, and will continue to San Francisco, Los Angeles and Dallas this spring. Book writer James Lapine and original Broadway cast member Joanna Gleason recently visited the touring company in Purchase, NY - scroll down for photos of them with the cast! (more...)

Photo Flash: RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Ring Twice for Miranda, a new play written by Alan Hruska (Laugh It Up, Stare It Down; The Man on Her Mind; New House under Construction) and directed by Rick Lombardo (San Jose Rep Artistic Director from 2008-2014, The Snow Queen, Bill W. and Dr. Bob) officially opened yesterday, February 12th, at New York City Center Stage II (131 West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues). Scroll down for photos from the festivities! (more...)

Rep Stage Announces Cast for World Premiere Musical DORIAN'S CLOSET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Rep Stage, a regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, announces the full casting for its world premiere production of "Dorian's Closet," a new musical based on the life of legendary female impersonator Dorian Corey. Directed by Co-Artistic Director Joseph Ritsch, with book and lyrics by Richard Mailman and music by Ryan Haase, "Dorian's Closet" runs April 26-May 14, 2017, with previews on the first two nights and opening night on April 28. (more...)

Lauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, March 17-April 8, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is March 23. (more...)

RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA to Open This Sunday Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

A friendly reminder that Ring Twice for Miranda, a new play written by Alan Hruska (Laugh It Up, Stare It Down; The Man on Her Mind; New House under Construction) and directed by Rick Lombardo (San Jose Rep Artistic Director from 2008-2014, The Snow Queen, Bill W. and Dr. Bob) will officially open this Sunday, February 12th at 6:30pm at New York City Center Stage II. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway's George Merrick on Memorable Career Moments and the New Play RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA
by Courtney Savoia - Feb 10, 2017

Screen and stage actor, George Merrick, has starred in some of the most unforgettable and entertaining productions, such as the revival of South Pacific and Honeymoon in Vegas, and measures his success by how much he is enjoying his work. He has learned from legends like Danny Burstein, and has discovered opportunities to create new work and walk into experiences with fresh eyes and an open heart. These projects have allowed his passion for performing to grow, and his current role in Ring Twice for Miranda explores the notion of being governed by emotions and longing in a tumultuous world where humans fight each day for survival. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of THE FULL MONTY at The Engeman Theater
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater presents THE FULL MONTY, now running through March 5, 2017. (more...)

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