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South Pacific - 1985 - US Tour Tickets, News, Info & More

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.

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 9, 2022
TheaterWorks Hartford will open its 2022-2023 season with Fun Home. The cast for Fun Home includes Broadway veterans Aaron Lazar as Bruce, Christiane Noll as Helen, and Sarah Beth Pfeifer.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 9, 2022
CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present Grammy Award-nominated singer and songwriter Mykal Kilgore on Sunday, September 25 at 7:00 PM. Kilgore will perform original selections from his acclaimed debut album, A Man Born Black, in addition to his latest single “The Man in the Barbershop.”
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 8, 2022
The annual Audition Stories episode is back as Why I'll Never Make It host Patrick Oliver Jones (First Wives Club) has former guests share their own experiences in the audition room and on self-tapes...the good, the bad, and the hysterical. Listen here!
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 7, 2022
Americana Theatre Company (ATC), Plymouth's professional theatre company, presents “The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein” benefit concert on Thursday, October 6, 7 pm, Saturday, October 8, 7 pm and Sunday October 9, 2 pm and 7 pm, at Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North Street, Plymouth. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2022
The REV Theatre Company has announced the cast and creative team for the final production of its 2022 Season – Ain’t Misbehavin’.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2022
The American Theatre Guild has announced that single tickets to all five engagements in the 22–23 BROADWAY AT THE KING CENTER SERIES will go on sale online Friday, September 9 at 10 a.m. All engagements will be held at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 6, 2022
 5-Star Theatricals has announced the full cast and creative team that will join award-winning film and television icon Teri Hatcher as “Morticia Addams” in the regional premiere of The Addams Family. The Addams Family opens on Friday, October 14, 2022 and runs through Sunday, October 23, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 6, 2022
The cast has been announced for A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical which will begin preview performances Wednesday, November 2 ahead of a Sunday, December 4 opening night at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 6, 2022
Sutton Place Parks Conservancy (SPPC), in conjunction with Jarrett Winters Morley and Sunrise East 56 (SE56), will present South Pacific On The River, on Tuesday, September 20 at 2:00 PM. This free hour-long concert of songs from the legendary Broadway musical, will be held in the 56th Street Park, just east of Sutton Place. The performance features four lead singers, 16 ensemble vocalists, and a 32-piece orchestra. 
by Stephi Wild - Sep 26, 2022
The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra (NSO) and New Paradigm Theatre (NPT) are co-producing the concert version of 'Carousel.' 
by Cindy Marcolina - Sep 26, 2022
Audra McDonald’s name sits right at the centre of the Broadway firmament. A record-breaking performer among the queens of musicals, her cup of talent certainly runneth over.
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 25, 2022
Andrea Dotto (Bandstand, Chita Rivera Award Nominee) is back at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theater in the multi-faceted ensemble of A Grand Night For Singing, directed and choreographed by Sam Hay with music direction by Broadway's Joshua Zecher-Ross.
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 24, 2022
Algonquin Arts Theatre (Pamela Ward-Executive Director) has announced the cast and creative team for its fall musical, Man of La Mancha. The show will run at Algonquin Arts Theatre from October 14 through October 23.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 23, 2022
The REV Theatre Company is now presenting its final production of its 2022 season - Ain't Misbehavin'. The show runs through October 11th at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, NY. Get a first look at footage here!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2022
Full casting has been announced for the UK theatrical premiere of Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, opening at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester in November.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2022
The REV Theatre Company will open the final production of its 2022 season – Ain’t Misbehavin’. The show runs September 21st – October 11th at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, NY. Get a first look at photos here!
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 2, 2022
Shelley Cooper will bring her award-winning solo work, La Divina: The Last Interview of Maria Callas, to United Solo Theatre Festival on October 8th at 7PM. Ms. Cooper's captivating performance as Callas has had more than a dozen productions in the U.S. and abroad and has won numerous awards including at the Hollywood Fringe (Pick of the Fringe-Hollywood Fringe 2021) and Orlando Fringe (Best Individual Performance in a Drama Orlando Fringe 2021).
by Stephi Wild - Sep 2, 2022
For the 42nd edition of (mostly)musicals, join music director Gregory Nabours and an out-of-this-world lineup of talent from LA and Broadway as they ask important musical theatre questions like: How DO you solve a problem like Maria? Shall we dance? What do you do with a BA in English? How do you measure a year? And where IS that boy with the bugle?
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2022
For the first time in Israel, Internationally acclaimed performer Isaac Sutton will welcome West End Star Kelly Mathieson (Phantom of The Opera) as they embark on an Israeli concert tour in November 2022 with the acclaimed show 'Broadway-Israel'.
by Steve Murray - Sep 18, 2022
What did our critic think of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Golden Gate Theatre?
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2022
1776 begins previews on Broadway tonight, Friday, September 16, ahead of its official opening on Thursday, October 6, 2022. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, January 8, 2023 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street).
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2022
Performing Arts Fort Worth  announced new on-sales for two shows coming to Bass Hall. Returning to the Hall as a season add-on is ELF THE MUSICAL to ring in the holiday season; kicking off the 2022-2023 Broadway at the Bass Season presented by PNC Bank, the Lincoln Center Theater Production of Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY is the classic musical sure to have you saying, “I Could Have Danced All Night.”
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 13, 2022
Go inside Lillias' first performance at the Walter Kerr Theatre and hear her earth-shaking take on the show's opening number and more in the newly released video!
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 13, 2022
HARRY CONNICK, JR. invites you to DPAC for two shows, November 22 and 23 to celebrate the holidays with him and his band as 2022 draws to a close.  One of the most beloved artists performing holiday music, Harry has been thrilling audiences around the world for decades with his definitive take on Christmas classics, as well as his own originals and fan favorites like “(It Must've Been Ol') Santa Claus” and “When My Heart Finds Christmas.”
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 12, 2022
Poway OnStage announces a one-night-only performance by Blues legend Taj Mahal Friday, October 28th at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 12, 2022
The York Theatre Company will honor Tony Award-winning musical theater icon Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah, Baby!, Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Millie) with the 2022 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theater and Ted Chapin with The York Theatre Company Founders’ Award at the 30th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 12, 2022
Bradshaw Performing Arts Center has announced its all-star 2022-2023 season of performances in a wide-ranging lineup of special events, featuring Tony Award-winning Broadway star Kelli O’Hara, entertainment icon Charo, and many more.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2022
For the 42nd edition of (mostly)musicals, join music director Gregory Nabours and an out-of-this-world lineup of talent from LA and Broadway on Thursday, September 15th, as they take on important musical questions like: How DO you solve a problem like Maria? Shall we dance? What's love got to do with it? Did a prince really kiss me? How do you measure a year? And where IS that boy with the bugle?
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 11, 2022
Performance Now Theatre Company will present A Grand Night for Singing September 9-25 at the Lakewood Cultural Center. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2022
Casting has been announced for the next season of the Non-Equity Fiddler on the Roof North American Tour. The tour will begin the 2022-2023 season on October 11, 2022 with a week of performances at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit, MI.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2022
Skylight Music Theatre will stream Kate Baldwin’s Broadway Comes Home, a concert and documentary film, Friday, Sept. 9 through Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, on Skylight’s website. Broadway Comes Home features footage from Baldwin’s intimate concert last year in front of a small, invited audience on the stage of Skylight’s Cabot Theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2022
CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present The Golden Girls Live: On Stage! on Saturday, September 24 at 9:30 PM. The show was created almost twenty years ago by Peter Mac and John Mac as a loving drag tribute to everyone's favorite sitcom.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 1, 2022
The Fulton Theatre announces the casting for their production of Kinky Boots which opens the 2022/2023 Season.  
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 1, 2022
Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret, Chicago's premier location for enjoying music in an intimate setting, announces its roster of September performances in its Cabaret and Piano Bar. Davenport's
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2022
Writers Theatre will debut its 2022/23 Season with Tiger Style! by Mike Lew, directed by Brian Balcom. The production runs September 29, 2022 – October 30, 2022 in the in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2022
The Shaw Festival has announced its 61st season. A mix of classics, real hidden gems, new works and a variety of voices will be seen, heard and experienced in both their indoor and outdoor spaces next season.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 30, 2022
Into The Woods is now playing at Theatre Royal Bath. Check out first look photos here!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 30, 2022
Disney Theatrical Productions has announced casting for the 2022-2023 season of its blockbuster North American touring production of Frozen.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 30, 2022
Actors Theatre of Indiana has announced casting for the first show in their 2022-2023 season – NUNSENSE: A musical. 
by Patrick Honoré - Aug 29, 2022
After starting to educate the French-speaking audience of Brussels into the art of musical theater, with widely known titles such as The Sound of Music, Evita, Sunset Boulevard, and My Fair Lady, the Bruxellons! Festival has started venturing into lesser-known material with Blood Brother last year, which, despite being initially a big hit in London, had hardly been done since, let alone in a foreign language. This year's Elisabeth, originally commissioned by Vereinigte Bühnen Wien, had been seen over 10 million times throughout the world, becoming the most successful German musical of all time, but, despite having been translated 7 foreign languages, had yet to be done in either English or French.
by Patrick Honoré - Aug 28, 2022
The worldwide hit about the Austrian Empress performed in French at the Bruxellons! Festival in Belgium.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 25, 2022
The West End transfer has been announced for the critically acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, opening in February 2023 at Wyndham's Theatre, with dates and casting to be announced.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 25, 2022
CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present the New York premiere of IT: A Musical Parody for 13 performances only, opening Thursday, October 20 and running through a special Halloween performance on Monday, October 31.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2022
Casting has been announced for the UK and Ireland tour of Bartlett Sher's critically acclaimed and multi award-winning production of Lerner & Loewe's much loved MY FAIR LADY, which comes to Birmingham Hippodrome from Wednesday 8 March – Sunday 26 March 2023.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2022
This Halloween season, award-winning film and television icon Teri Hatcher (“Desperate Housewives,” “Lois and Clark,” National Tour of Cabaret) will star as “Morticia Addams” in 5-Star Theatricals' regional premiere of The Addams Family.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 22, 2022
Broadway veteran Maureen McGovern has revealed that she has been diagnosed with posterior cortical atrophy with symptoms of Alzheimer’s and/or Dementia. In a message on her official website, Maureen shared that she can no longer travel, perform in concerts, or even drive.
by Michael Major - Aug 22, 2022
The 25th anniversary celebration of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella will feature members of its all-star cast – Brandy, Whoopi Goldberg, Paolo Montalban, Victor Garber, Bernadette Peters, Jason Alexander and Veanne Cox. Following the news special, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella for the first time on television in more than two decades.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 18, 2022
Theatr Clwyd and Chichester Festival Theatre have announced the full cast for the world première production of brand-new musical The Famous Five, based on the much-loved books by Enid Blyton, written by Elinor Cook with music and lyrics by Theo Jamieson.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2022
Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher recently sat down with the White House Historical Association to discuss the portrayal of American history in theater. Sher gives insight into his new collaboration with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin of a new version of Camelot on Broadway, and more.  Watch here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2022
CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present the debut performance of Black String, featuring new sounds from the ancient instruments of Korea, on Friday, September 9 at 7:00 PM. The show is being presented in partnership with The World Music Institute and Korean Cultural Center New York.