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South Pacific - 1985 - US Tour

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 Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2021
A beloved theatrical classic from Tony-winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize-winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, this critically acclaimed production is directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher (To Kill a Mockingbird, South Pacific, The King and I) and choreographed by the acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 3, 2021
Next month, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 3, 2021
Legendary star of Broadway, Brian Stokes Mitchell will perform for one night only at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on September 11th at 8pm.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 3, 2021
Bergen County Players was not immune to COVID-19. Like all other theaters in the state (and on Broadway), BCP was forced to dim its lights and shutter its doors to help ensure the safety and well-being of its patrons and members during the pandemic.
by Alan Henry - Sep 2, 2021
In a concert setting, hear the gorgeous voices of the RBT Actor Company sing songs from Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals including Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music, The King and I, South Pacific, and many more!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 15, 2021
This return to the stage is also a homecoming for the cast of The Thanksgiving Play, featuring a quartet of actors returning to Olney Theatre. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2021
The York Theatre Company will honor musical theater legends Richard Maltby, Jr. & David Shire (Baby, Big, Starting Here, Starting Now, Closer Than Ever) with the 2021 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theater and Elisa Loti Stein with The York Theatre Company Founders’ Award at the 29th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2021
Broadway’s Carmen Cusack (Wicked, Bright Star, South Pacific), a Tony Award nominee, plays the indomitable Julia Sugarbaker through October 11, when she returns to Broadway in Flying Over Sunset.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 12, 2021
In our new series, 'Where Are They Now?' we're taking a look back at some of our favorite original Broadway casts, and catching up with their careers! Next up, the original cast of Hairspray!
by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2021
Broadway's Kelli O'Hara performed a rendition of 'You'll Never Walk Alone' at New York's 9/11 memorial service yesterday. The traditional ceremony took place at ground zero twenty years after the tragic terrorist attack.
by Fran Thomas - Sep 11, 2021
If you are a Broadway fan as I am, you probably have hundreds of thousands of song lyrics stored in your brain. And if, like Victor Legarreta, you are tasked with putting together a musical revue, how do you choose the songs?
by Stephi Wild - Sep 11, 2021
The debut cast for the show includes actors from stage and screen. Broadway's Carmen Cusack (Wicked, Bright Star, South Pacific), a Tony Award nominee, plays the indomitable Julia Sugarbaker. Amy Pietz (Caroline in the City, The Office) will portray Suzanne Sugarbaker. Actor and comedian Sarah Colonna (Shameless, Chelsea Lately) takes on the role of Mary Jo Shively, while Elaine Hendrix (Dynasty, Parent Trap) plays Charlene Frazier to round out the iconic quartet.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 10, 2021
Walnut Street Theatre opens its 213th season with a rousing musical tribute to some of the greatest female voices of the 20th century in Beehive – The '60s Musical. Created by Larry Gallagher and directed and choregraphed by Richard Stafford.
by Student Blogger: Alexandra Boccone - Sep 1, 2021
As early as my sophomore year in college, I began to itemize a list of possible topics for my thesis. I was not looking forward to the whole thesis writing bit. However, things lightened up a bit as soon as I started to think of titles which I felt would excite me the most and therefore make my work easier. I came up with color-blind casting.
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 9, 2021
This week (August 9-15) in live streaming: Liz Callaway in concert, Laura Michelle Kelly teaches a master class, Next on Stage: Dance Edition Season 2 continues with the Top 3, and so much more!
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 6, 2021
Find out where you first heard those references to Brigadoon, The Music Man, Oklahoma!, and more.
by Team BWW - Aug 6, 2021
BroadwayWorld Stage Door has announced the next lineup of masterclass instructors! Classes with Laura Michelle Kelly (August 9th), Sam Pauly (August 16th), Kerry Butler (September 13th) and Brittany Nicholas (September 20th) are now on sale!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 5, 2021
The season features nine productions exploring stories of contemporary culture, heroic activists, everyday people in extraordinary times, and lots of music. In its 50th season, ASF continues its mission of building community with captivating stories for that speak to and represent all people in the South. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 5, 2021
Feinstein’s/54 Below has announced that Liz Callaway will be joined by special guest Christy Altomare in her streaming show Comin’ Around Again Monday, August 9 at 7pm ET. Christy Altomare and Liz Callaway previously collaborated on a duet of “Journey To The Past” from Anastasia, in which both actresses have portrayed the title role.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 5, 2021
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the outdoor production of Camelot, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, is now playing through August 29.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2021
The newly expanded Jump Encore! has announced its full cast and creative team for their inaugural production of Into the Woods! Jump Encore! has been producing children's productions for the last 8 years as part of Jump Dance Company in Lakewood Ranch.
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 31, 2021
A chance for audiences worldwide to watch a stream of our highly acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2021
Following an 18-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Israeli theatre and film star Yehezkel Lazarov, will lead the show’s triumphant return as Tevye in the Fiddler on the Roof North American Tour.  Full casting and upcoming tour dates have also been announced. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 31, 2021
Goodspeed Musicals has announced the cast of A Grand Night for Singing: A Celebration of Rodgers & Hammerstein – marking the thrilling return of live musicals to the Opera House stage.
by Student Blogger: Kat Mokrynski - Aug 30, 2021
A few weeks ago, I had the chance to attend Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical and review it for BroadwayWorld. Recently, I also had the chance to speak with Nick Flatto, the director of Stranger Sings. We talked about the show, the effects of the pandemic, and even TikTok. So without further ado, let’s get into it!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2021
Guests can now purchase tickets to single events or build personalized subscription packages of multiple events for high-demand concerts like Tim McGraw, Bernadette Peters, Broadway's The Buddy Holly Story, Philadelphia Orchestra and more.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2021
Season subscriptions come with great benefits, like early access to sell-out events like Tim McGraw and bundled savings of up to 20% off compared to single event ticket prices.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2021
Get a first look at ’All That’, Shaun Kitchener’s whip-smart domestic drama of love, sex and monogamy, the headline show in King’s Head Theatre’s wildly popular Queer Season, which opened tonight! 
by - Aug 29, 2021
A chance for audiences worldwide to watch a stream of our highly acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific. 
by Stephi Wild - Aug 26, 2021
The Tony darling of 2015, winning Best Musical, Book, and Score, creators include Lisa Kron (book and lyrics) and Jeanine Tesori (music) is based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 26, 2021
Tony Award Winner Paulo Szot will return as “Billy Flynn” to Chicago when performances resume on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at the Ambassador Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 25, 2021
This show pays tribute to country music sensation, Patsy Cline. Based on the true story of Patsy's relationship with her lifelong fan and friend, Louise Seger. You'll hear honky-tonk hits like 'I Fall to Pieces', 'Walking After Midnight', 'Lovesick Blues', and so much more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2021
Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta announced today that the individual tickets for the tour of the Tony Award®-nominated Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof will go on sale Aug. 27 at 10 a.m. for performances at the Fox Theatre from Nov. 9 – Nov. 14.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2021
The Grand Opera House, the non-profit performing arts center that operates of The Playhouse on Rodney Square, announced its 2021-2022 Broadway in Wilmington season presented by Bank of America. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 23, 2021
Celebrity Attractions has announced that season tickets will go on sale to the public on Wednesday, August 25th at 10am for the extraordinary lineup of five national Broadway tours in Celebrity Attractions’ 2021-2022 Broadway Season at Robinson Performance Hall. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 23, 2021
Tony, Drama Desk and Grammy nominated singer and actor Max von Essen is featured in an intimate New York Pops Underground cabaret performance at Feinstein’s/54 Below on Monday, October 4, 2021.
by Alan Henry - Aug 23, 2021
BroadwayWorld is checking in with theaters around the country as they prepare to reopen this summer. Next in our series we check in with Chicago's Drury Lane Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Matthew D. Carney!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 20, 2021
The New London Barn Playhouse has announced the start of the two-week run of Always…Patsy Cline to conclude the 2021 summer season. The production opens on Wednesday, August 25th at 8pm and runs thru Sunday, September 5th.
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2021
Sher is launching SRO Productions alongside JT Rogers and Cambra Overend to produce entertainment for TV, film, and stage.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 18, 2021
The Axelrod Performing Arts Center has announced its grand reopening beginning in October, after 18 months shuttered from the pandemic. Four main-stage musicals have been announced as well as a youth production from the Axelrod Performing Arts Academy. The concert schedule will be announced after Labor Day.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 18, 2021
Today, Goodspeed Musicals announced the talented team of Broadway and Off-Broadway artists who will create the magnificent A Grand Night for Singing: A Celebration of Rodgers & Hammerstein for the iconic Opera House stage.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 17, 2021
Laura Osnes has been facing backlash on social media following a story published by the New York Post's Page Six last week. The story alleged that Osnes was fired from a one-night production of Crazy For You at the Guild Hall in East Hampton because she refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
by Ricky Pope - Aug 17, 2021
Penny Fuller may have had the quote of the evening when she and Anita Gillette unveiled the new version of their show SIN TWISTERS. She was quoting the great Barbara Cook, who said 'I wish someone had told me I was working in The Golden Age. I would have paid attention.' That is a mouthful. Anita Gillette (Carnival, All-American, Mr. President, They're Playing Our Song, Chapter Two) and Penny Fuller (Applause, Rex, A New Brain, The Dinner Party, Anastasia) brought a bit of The Golden Age to the stage of Feinstein's 54 Below. And the audience paid attention. In fact, the audience was spellbound.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2021
The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre is preparing for a heartwarming romantic comedy this fall when its production of the Broadway classic The Pajama Game takes to the stage.  Opening Friday, September 10th, the production was rescheduled from earlier this season. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 16, 2021
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the outdoor production of Camelot, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, had a successful opening night and, due to popular demand, performances are now extended through Sunday, September 5.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 16, 2021
This season looks to be very exciting at the FSCJ Artist Series with Broadway productions, concerts, ballets, operas, comedy shows, dance productions, school performances and variety shows.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 13, 2021
Next week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 13, 2021
The New York Youth Symphony and Music Director Michael Repper have announced their 2021/2022 performances in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. The full orchestra will return to the stage for three performances in November, March and May, performing repertoire by Valerie Coleman, William Grant Still, Mahler, Tchaikovsky, and more.
by Ron Bierman - Aug 11, 2021
What was a makes-you-jump BOOM!! doing in Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue? Had someone mistakenly lit an 1812 Overture cannon? Were we under attack?! Oh wait! It was just a bass drum resonating through the San Diego Symphony’s spectacular new state-of-the-art sound system at the Rady Shell. And so, Rafael Payare’s initial in-person public concert during his first full season as music director, though a year late because of COVID-19, was a booming success.