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Although well known for its extraordinary score -- the songs include Some Enchanted Evening, Younger Than Springtime, Bali Ha'i, There Is Nothin' Like A Dame, and A Wonderful Guy -- South Pacific is also a deeply felt drama. Its portrayal of Americans stationed in an alien culture in wartime is as relevant today as when it first thrilled audiences in 1949.



Now in its first Broadway revival, South Pacific won seven 2008 Tonys and has been playing to sold-out houses since the first preview in March 2008. Three time Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara and acclaimed bass-baritone David Pittsinger lead the marvelous cast of 40 directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher.

Schedule

Running Time:

3 three hours, with one intermission

Vivian Beaumont Theatre (Broadway)


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Featured Reviews For South Pacific


Nostalgia Is What It Used to Be - New York
But period flavor cuts both ways. Despite the best efforts of Danny Burstein, who got dependable laughs in The Drowsy Chaperone, the antics of fast-talking operator Luther Billis aren’t very funny. And despite O’Hara’s best efforts, the show’s vaunted wrestling match with bigotry doesn’t resonate either. There’s no denying the show’s boldness for 1949, the new seriousness it brought to musical drama on Broadway. Alas, a pioneer spirit doesn’t make the show complex or challenging enough to keep up with the racial conversation we’re having today. If it’s relevant now, it’s largely through letting us see how far our cultural depictions of American race relations have come.

Enchanted performances lift Broadway's 'South Pacific' - USA Today
Much has been written recently, and rightfully, about how artists influenced by contemporary pop culture have reinvigorated musical theater. But let's pause for a moment to recognize the pre-modern giants: the composers, lyricists and librettists who gave us shows in which guys and dolls fall in love and break into glorious song and dance — not to be ironic or sensational, but simply because that's where their stories and emotions carry them. Those stories can pack more complexity and resonance than they get credit for, as we're reminded by Lincoln Center Theater's gorgeous revival of South Pacific, which opened Thursday at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre.


 



 

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by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2010
Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC, directed by Bartlett Sher, will end its record-breaking run at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on Sunday, August 22. By the time it ends its long run SOUTH PACIFIC will have played 1000 performances and 37 previews, making it the longest-running Broadway revival of any of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals.
by Jessica Lewis - August 18, 2010
'Live From Lincoln Center' will present the television premiere of Lincoln Center Theater's Tony® Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC tonight, August 18, at 8:00 p.m. on PBS, live from the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Lincoln Center Theater's new production of the musical classic won seven Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival as well as the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Award for Best Musical Revival. SOUTH PACIFIC, directed by Bartlett Sher, began performances Saturday, March 1, 2008 and opened Thursday, April 3, 2008 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. The show will end its record breaking run on Sunday, August 22, 2010, making it the longest running Broadway revival of a Rodgers & Hammerstein musical.
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2010
'Live From Lincoln Center' will present the television premiere of Lincoln Center Theater's Tony® Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC, on Wednesday, August 18 at 8:00 p.m. on PBS, live from the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Lincoln Center Theater's new production of the musical classic won seven Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival as well as the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Award for Best Musical Revival. SOUTH PACIFIC, directed by Bartlett Sher, began performances Saturday, March 1, 2008 and opened Thursday, April 3, 2008 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. The show will end its record breaking run on Sunday, August 22, 2010, making it the longest running Broadway revival of a Rodgers & Hammerstein musical.
by Molly Hagan - August 16, 2010
'Live From Lincoln Center' will present the television premiere of Lincoln Center Theater's Tony® Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC, on Wednesday, August 18 at 8:00 p.m. on PBS, live from the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Lincoln Center Theater's new production of the musical classic won seven Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival as well as the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Award for Best Musical Revival. SOUTH PACIFIC, directed by Bartlett Sher, began performances Saturday, March 1, 2008 and opened Thursday, April 3, 2008 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. The show will end its record breaking run on Sunday, August 22, 2010, making it the longest running Broadway revival of a Rodgers & Hammerstein musical.
by BWW News Desk - August 10, 2010
Kelli O'Hara, who won critical acclaim for her performance as Nellie Forbush in Lincoln Center Theater's production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC will return to the production on Tuesday, August 10 and perform the role through Sunday, August 22 when the musical plays the final performance of its record-breaking run at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. On Wednesday, August 18, the Tony Award winning production, directed by Bartlett Sher, will be broadcast nationally at 8pm on PBS' 'Live From Lincoln Center.'
by Nicolas Coburn - August 4, 2010
Matthew Morrison will not be returning to SOUTH PACIFIC this month, as was rumored, and will therefore not be taking part in the 'Live from Lincoln Center' performance, according to a report by Playbill.com. Morrison is currently at work filming the second season of the Emmy-nominated show GLEE.
by Ken Fallin - July 31, 2010
BroadwayWold.com is pleased to present illustrator Ken Fallin, who brings you original illustrations of everyone's favorite theatrical stars each week. This week's feature: Kelli O'Hara in SOUTH PACIFIC. O'Hara, who originated the role of Nellie Forbush in the Tony-winning revival at Lincoln Center, returns to the production from August 6 through August 22 to finish out the show's run.
by Robert Diamond - July 16, 2010
The best of Broadway is being presented free on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with '106.7 Lite fm Presents Broadway in Bryant Park 2010' - a lunchtime series which began on Thursday, July 8th at 12:30pm on the Bryant Park Stage. Sponsored by Bank of America, and JCPenney 33rd & 6th, and hosted by Lite fm's on-air personalities, the tenth annual presentation of open-air, On- and Off- Broadway lunch hour performances runs through August 12th.
by BWW News Desk - July 7, 2010
Tony Award winner Paulo Szot returns to the role of Emile de Becque in Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, on Wednesday, July 7, returning after a leave to fulfill a previous opera commitment.
by Gabrielle Sierra - July 6, 2010
WWII Veterans Enjoy 'South Pacific' as Guests of 'Times Square Nurse' More than 50 World War II veterans and their wives began their July 4th weekend with a special reception in their honor held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles last Saturday (July 3) and the matinee performance of 'South Pacific' as guests of the late Edith Shain, the 'Times Square Nurse' who passed away on June 20 at age 91.
by BWW News Desk - July 4, 2010
It has been announced that baritone William Michals assumes the role of Emile de Becque in Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, for a five week period beginning Tuesday, June 1st through Sunday, July 4th. The production's current Emile de Becque, Tony Award winner Paulo Szot, leaves the musical on May 30 for an opera engagement in Europe. He returns to South Pacific on July 6, 2010 and will play the role through the end of the show's run on Broadway on August 22..
by Jessica Lewis - June 22, 2010
Tony Award winner Paulo Szot returns to the role of Emile de Becque in Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, on Wednesday, July 7, returning after a leave to fulfill a previous opera commitment.
by Rialto Chatter - June 3, 2010
Matthew Morrison, who originated the role of Lieutenant Joseph Cable in the current Broadway production of SOUTH PACIFIC, may be returning to the production in order to appear in the 'Live from Lincoln Center' performance on August 18, the Los Angeles Times reported yesterday. According to a Lincoln Center spokesman, Morrison's return will depend on his filming schedule for 'Glee,' the hit television show of which he is a star.
by BWW News Desk - June 2, 2010
Current cast members of SOUTH PACIFIC, Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara, cellist, Yo-Yo Ma, and John Lithgow are among the performers scheduled for the lineup at The World Science Festival's opening night-gala, June 2 at Alice Tully Hall. The opening-night celebration will feature the cast of Broadway's SOUTH PACIFIC singing 'Derivative Song' and 'Galaxy Song'. Kelli O'Hara, who originated the role of Nelli Forbush in the SOUTH PACIFIC revival, will perform 'Stardust'. Finally, in the second half of the gala, David Henry Hwang will present his world premiere play, based on a children's book written by Brian Green. Tony Award winner John Lithgow will narrate.
by Jessica Lewis - June 1, 2010
Kelli O'Hara, who won critical acclaim for her performance as Nellie Forbush in Lincoln Center Theater's production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC will return to the production on Tuesday, August 10 and perform the role through Sunday, August 22 when the musical plays the final performance of its record-breaking run at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. On Wednesday, August 18, the Tony Award winning production, directed by Bartlett Sher, will be broadcast nationally at 8pm on PBS' 'Live From Lincoln Center.'
by BWW News Desk - June 1, 2010
It has been announced that baritone William Michals assumes the role of Emile de Becque in Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, for a five week period beginning Tuesday, June 1st through Sunday, July 4th. The production's current Emile de Becque, Tony Award winner Paulo Szot, leaves the musical on May 30 for an opera engagement in Europe. He returns to South Pacific on July 6, 2010 and will play the role through the end of the show's run on Broadway on August 22..

South Pacific Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of South Pacific have their been?
South Pacific has had 14 productions including Broadway which opened in 1949, Broadway which opened in 1949, US Tour which opened in 1950, West End which opened in 1951, Broadway which opened in 1955, Broadway which opened in 1955, Off-Broadway which opened in 1967, West End which opened in 1988, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 1994, West End which opened in 2001, Off-Broadway which opened in 2005, Broadway which opened in 2008, West End which opened in 2011 and US Tour which opened in 2022.

What Tony Awards has South Pacific been nominated for?
Best Choreography for Christopher Gattelli, Best Costume Design of a Musical for Catherine Zuber, Best Direction of a Musical for Bartlett Sher, Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Donald Holder, Best Revival of a Musical for Lincoln Center Theater, Best Revival of a Musical for Bob Boyett, Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Michael YearganBest Scenic Design of a Musical for Michael Yeargan and Best Sound Design of a Musical for Scott Lehrer.

What Tony Awards has South Pacific won?
Best Choreography for Christopher Gattelli, Best Costume Design of a Musical for Catherine Zuber, Best Direction of a Musical for Bartlett Sher, Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Donald Holder, Best Revival of a Musical for Lincoln Center Theater Best Revival of a Musical for Bob Boyett and Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Michael Yeargan Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Michael Yeargan Best Sound Design of a Musical for Scott Lehrer.

What other awards has South Pacific been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Bartlett Sher, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Donald Holder, Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for South Pacific, Outstanding Set Design of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Michael Yeargan, Outstanding Sound Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Scott Lehrer, Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Christopher Gattelli, Outstanding Costume Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Catherine Zuber, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Bartlett Sher , Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Michael Yeargan, Lighting Design (The Hewes Awards) for Donald HolderPerformance (Theatre World Awards) for Loretta Ables Sayre and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Paulo Szot .

What other awards has South Pacific won?
Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Bartlett Sher, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Donald Holder, Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for South Pacific, Outstanding Set Design of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Michael Yeargan, Outstanding Sound Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Scott Lehrer, Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Christopher Gattelli, Outstanding Costume Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Catherine Zuber Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Bartlett Sher and Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Michael Yeargan Lighting Design (The Hewes Awards) for Donald Holder Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Loretta Ables Sayre Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Paulo Szot .

What productions of South Pacific have their been?
South Pacific has had 14 productions including Broadway which opened in 1949, Broadway which opened in 1949, US Tour which opened in 1950, West End which opened in 1951, Broadway which opened in 1955, Broadway which opened in 1955, Off-Broadway which opened in 1967, West End which opened in 1988, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 1994, West End which opened in 2001, Off-Broadway which opened in 2005, Broadway which opened in 2008, West End which opened in 2011 and US Tour which opened in 2022.

What awards has South Pacific been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Bartlett Sher, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Donald Holder, Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for South Pacific, Outstanding Set Design of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Michael Yeargan, Outstanding Sound Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Scott Lehrer, Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Christopher Gattelli, Outstanding Costume Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Catherine Zuber, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Bartlett Sher , Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Michael Yeargan, Lighting Design (The Hewes Awards) for Donald HolderPerformance (Theatre World Awards) for Loretta Ables Sayre and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Paulo Szot .

What awards has South Pacific won?
Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Bartlett Sher, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Donald Holder, Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for South Pacific, Outstanding Set Design of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Michael Yeargan, Outstanding Sound Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Scott Lehrer, Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Christopher Gattelli, Outstanding Costume Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Catherine Zuber Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Bartlett Sher and Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Michael Yeargan Lighting Design (The Hewes Awards) for Donald Holder Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Loretta Ables Sayre Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Paulo Szot .

What is the order of songs in South Pacific and what's the order?
Dites-moi
A Cockeyed Optimist
Twin Soliloquies
Some Enchanted Evening
Bloody Mary
There Is Nothin' Like a Dame
Bali Ha'i
I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair
A Wonderful Guy
Younger Than Springtime
This is How It Feels
Soft Shoe Dance
Happy Talk
Honey Bun
You've Got to Be Carefully Taught
This Nearly Was Mine
Loneliness of Evening
My Girl Back Home
Suddenly Lucky
Now Is the Time
Will My Love Come Home to Me?
Overture
Entr’acte
Act II Finale