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BWW Exclusive: Watch Carmen Cusack, Jose Llana, Morgan James & More Sing SOUTH PACIFIC for 70th Anniversary!


Broadway Dreams and The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization just celebrated the 70th Anniversary of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize Award-winning musical triumph, South Pacific with a gala concert at The St. Regis New York (2 E 55th Street). The event also served as a fundraiser for Broadway Dreams, a not-for-profit performing arts training organization with global reach.

As previously announced, the evening included remarks from Pulitzer Prize-winning immigrant rights activist Jose Antonio Vargas, author of Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, reinterpretations of the classic score from GLAAD Media Award winner Alex Newell (Once On This Island, "Glee"); Tony Award nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega (Miss You Like Hell, Rent); recording artist Morgan James (The White Album, Morgan James Live: The Songs of Nina Simone); opera sensation Karim Sulayman (Songs of Orpheus, "I Trust You"); Jose Llana (The King and I, Here Lies Love); and Tony Award nominee Carmen Cusack (Bright Star), who starred to critical acclaim in the national tour Lincoln Center Theater production of South Pacific.

As part of a promotional partnership between Broadway Dreams and Broadway's new musical comedy The Prom, the evening also featured a performance by Isabelle McCalla (The Prom, Aladdin), who made history opposite costar Caitlin Kinnunen at this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Award-winning composer Steven Jamail (BeBe Winans' Born for This) served as musical director.

Below, watch as Carmen Cusack, Morgan James, Jose Llana, Karim Sulayman, and Isabel Leonard perform songs at the big event!

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