South Pacific

Opened: November 14, 1950

South Pacific - 1950 - US Tour History , Info & More

Shubert Theatre (Broadway)
225 West 44th St. New York, NY

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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EMMA Comes to The Theatre Group at SBCC by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2023

As the second offering in the 23-24 season, The Theatre Group at SBCC will present the charming classic, EMMA by Kate Hamill. Learn more about the production and find out how to get tickets here!

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS to Kick Off The Holidays At Way Off Broadway by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 27, 2023

Get into the holiday spirit with Way Off Broadway's presentation of A Charlie Brown Christmas. This live stage adaptation of the beloved television classic brings Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang to life. Don't miss this festive production at Way Off Broadway.

Producer Robert Boyett Will Receive Sardi's Caricature Next Month by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2023

Robert L. Boyett, one of Broadway’s most prolific and beloved producers and a creator, writer, and producer of some of the best loved television programs of all time, will receive the honor of a caricature on the hallowed walls of Sardi’s Restaurant. Learn more about Boyett here!

Single Tickets to Four Shows in the 23-24 Broadway in Toledo Series Available This Week by Stephi Wild - Sep 25, 2023

The American Theatre Guild is has announced that single tickets to four shows in the  23–24 BROADWAY IN TOLEDO SERIES will go on sale Friday, September 29 at 10:00 a.m. Learn more about the upcoming shows here!

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Andrew Burnap and Danny Wolohan Complete The Cast of SPAIN at Second Stage Theater by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2023

The complete cast has been revealed for SPAIN by Jen Silverman and directed by Tyne Rafaeli at Second Stage Theater. Learn how to purchase tickets!

The Guthrie Theater Sets Cast & Creative Team for 49th Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2023

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Rose Byrne & Kelli O'Hara to Star in FALLEN ANGELS Benefit Reading at Roundabout Theatre Company by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 12, 2023

Roundabout Theatre Company will present a special Benefit Reading of Noël Coward’s Fallen Angels, directed by Scott Ellis starring Rose Byrne and Kelli O'Hara. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Christopher Gattelli Will Bring Star-Studded Rodgers and Hammerstein Concert to Theatre Royal Drury Lane by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2023

My Favorite Things: The Rodgers & Hammerstein 80th Anniversary Concert comes to Theatre Royal Drury Lane in December. Find out how to get tickets here!

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Jeff Calhoun Directed ELVIS - A MUSICAL REVOLUTION Opens the Season at the Walnut Street Theatre by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2023

The new musical Elvis – A Musical Revolution will make it's North American premiere at the Walnut Street Theatre. Directed and choreographed by two-time Tony Award-nominated director Jeff Calhoun, the production begins previews October 3, and opens October 11.

Full Cast & Creative Team Set for The Avett Brothers' SWEPT AWAY at Arena Stage by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2023

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Westport Country Playhouse Presents I'LL DRINK TO THAT! A BROADWAY COCKTAIL HOUR On Friday, September 22 by A.A. Cristi - Sep 6, 2023

Westport Country Playhouse will present “I'll Drink to That! A Broadway Cocktail Hour,” on Friday, September 22, at 6 p.m., in the Playhouse courtyard and Lucille Lortel White Barn Center, adjacent to the theater.

Photos: Brooke Shields Debuts New Show PREVIOUSLY OWNED BY BROOKE SHIELDS at Broadway and Vine by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 6, 2023

Check out photos of Brooke Shields performing her new show Previously Owned by Brooke Shields at Broadway and Vine. Lear how to purchase tickets to upcoming shows at Broadway and Vin.

Review: Toasting The Tony Awards, BACKSTAGE BABBLE Gives 54 Below An Award-Worthy Night by Rob Lester - Aug 31, 2023

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RSC Appoints Charlotte Sutton as Head Of Casting by Stephi Wild - Aug 30, 2023

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has announced the appointment of Charlotte Sutton as the company’s new Head of Casting. Sutton is currently an Artistic Associate of the Young Vic; and was the Casting Associate at Chichester Festival Theatre from 2017 to 2023. She joins the company effective as of November this year.

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Kansas City Repertory Theatre opens its 60th Anniversary 2023-24 season with the timeless passionate tour-de-force, Cyrano de Bergerac, written by Edmond Rostand, freely adapted by Martin Crimp and directed by Associate Artistic Director Nelson T. Eusebio III. Performances run September 5 through 24, 2023, at Spencer Theatre.   

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Get the inside scoop on the upcoming production of 'Little Comedies' by Anton Chekhov at Alley Theatre. Discover the talented cast and creative team behind this highly anticipated show. Prepare for an evening filled with laughter and entertainment.

Westport Country Playhouse Reveals Guest Artists For 'Justin Paul & Friends' Fundraiser by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2023

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Clarence Brown Theatre Opens New Season With The Return Of MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS by Stephi Wild - Aug 22, 2023

The show that played to rave reviews until Covid stopped it in its tracks last season.  Back by popular demand, Agatha Christie's masterpiece, “Murder on the Orient Express,” will open the Clarence Brown Theatre's 2023/2024 Season September 6 – 24, 2023.

54 Below Sings Postmodern Jukebox Launches Discount Ticket Initiative by Stephi Wild - Aug 22, 2023

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What did our critic think of AN EVENING WITH AUDRA MCDONALD at BLOSSOM Music Center?

Video: Watch India Carney Sing 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain' From New Rodgers & Hammerstein EP by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 21, 2023

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Interview: Tony Award-Winner Kelli O'Hara Talks Taking The Stage At Tanglewood by R. Scott Reedy - Aug 17, 2023

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Way Off Broadway Presents A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER by A.A. Cristi - Aug 15, 2023

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre's 2023 Season continues this fall with the Tony Award-winning musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. 

Full Cast Set For SUNSET BOULEVARD Starring Nicole Scherzinger, Plus Check Out a New Trailer! by Stephi Wild - Aug 14, 2023

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Joining the company from 25 September 2023 will be Luke Kempner as Thénardier, Katie Hall as Fantine, Will Callan as Marius, Amena El-Kindy as Eponine and Djavan van de Fliert as Enjolras. They join Josh Piterman as Jean Valjean, Stewart Clarke as Javert, Claire Machin as Madame Thénardier and Lulu-Mae Pears as Cosette.

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Reveals Cast For CYRANO DE BERGERAC by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 9, 2023

Kansas City Repertory Theatre kicks off its 60th Anniversary Season with the timeless classic Cyrano de Bergerac. Get all the details on the cast and performance dates here.

Christine Ebersole, Norm Lewis, Andrew Rannells & More to Headline York Theatre Company Gala by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 9, 2023

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What's the History of Broadway Show Merchandise?  by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Aug 20, 2023

This time, the reader question was: What's the History of Broadway Show Merchandise? 

Christian Delcroix to Make Savannah Debut In Savannah Stage Company's EVERY BRILLIANT THING by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 7, 2023

Savannah Stage Company is proud to present Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahue at the iconic Tybee Post Theater. The show has taken the world by storm, captivating audiences in more than 20 countries, and now promises an immersive and unforgettable experience.

Review: NEIL SIMON'S THE DINNER PARTY Explores Relationships at Cockpit In Court by Cybele Pomeroy - Aug 7, 2023

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Photos: Sutton Foster Performs at Peju Winery as Part of Broadway and Vine's Summer 2023 Season by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 6, 2023

Broadway and Vine, pairing the best of Broadway with the best of Wine Country continued this week with a sold-out performance by Sutton Foster (Younger, The Music Man, Anything Goes, Drowsy Chaperone, Violet, Shrek) on Wednesday. The two-time Tony Award winner was accompanied by Michael Rafter on the piano.  

HEATHERS THE MUSICAL to Conclude Run at The Other Palace in September by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 5, 2023

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Wesley Taylor, Kelvin Moon Loh, Adrienne Walker And More Join New Musical THE 12 At Goodspeed Musicals by A.A. Cristi - Aug 4, 2023

Goodspeed Musicals announces the cast for the new musical The 12, the third production of its 60th anniversary season. The 12 explores a moment in one of the greatest stories of all time and will appear on the Goodspeed stage from September 8 – October 29 in East Haddam, Conn..

'An Evening With Justin Paul & Friends' Comes to Westport Country Playhouse Next Month by Stephi Wild - Aug 4, 2023

Justin Paul, an Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Olivier Award-winning creator and Westport, Connecticut native, will headline a one-night-only fundraiser, “An Evening with Justin Paul & Friends with Kelli O'Hara and James Naughton,” at Westport Country Playhouse, on Saturday, September 9, at 8 p.m.

'Get Happy: Angela Ingersoll Sings Judy Garland' Comes to Mt. Gretna by Stephi Wild - Aug 4, 2023

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Marin Ireland, Zachary James & Erik Lochtefeld to Star in SPAIN at Second Stage Theater by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2023

Get all the details on the upcoming production of SPAIN at Second Stage Theater, including the star-studded cast featuring Marin Ireland, Zachary James, and Erik Lochtefeld. Find out when and where you can catch this highly anticipated show.

Oscar Hammerstein Museum Secures Funding to Purchase Historic Highland Farm by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 1, 2023

Explore the exciting news about the Oscar Hammerstein Museum's successful funding campaign to acquire the iconic Highland Farm. Learn about the transformation of this historic location into the future home of the museum and discover the latest updates on their progress.



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