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South Pacific - 1950 - 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 Josh Stent - May 30, 2022
A perfect musical for the family this winter, with Cinderella’s costume transformations being truly magical! 4 STARS. Read our BWW critic's review.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022
The American Theatre Guild, the largest not-for-profit touring Broadway presenter in the nation, unveils its highly anticipated 2022–2023 BROADWAY AT THE KING CENTER SERIES.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2022
Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to cut loose for the New London Barn Playhouse's 90th Summer Season! Returning to the beloved Barn Playhouse after a two-year hiatus, we are back in person for a hit season that you won't want to miss.
by Aaron Wallace - Jun 8, 2022
On the cusp of her AFI Lifetime Achievement Award, we talk with Julie Andrews for an update on The Princess Diaries 3, her next installment in her series of memoirs, the potential of her returning to the Broadway stage and the upcoming Minions movie.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2022
Tony Award winning producer Michael A. Jenkins today announced the cast for the special by-invitation-only industry reading for the new musical BELVA - Don’t Give Up Before the Miracle on Friday June 10th at Pearl Studios (500 Eighth Avenue).
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 8, 2022
Algonquin Arts Theatre (Pamela Ward-Executive Director) has announced the cast and creative team for its first production of the 2022/2023 season, Mary Poppins.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022
LCA Performing Arts, South Florida's largest drama and performing arts studio dedicated to developing the next generation of performing artists, is proud to welcome Broadway veterans Ivan Rutherford from Les Misérables and Michael Lee Brown of Dear Evan Hansen fame to the academy's Summer Camp 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022
New York’s newest hotspot for intimate dining and extraordinary music – will present Alexis Cole, the celebrated jazz vocalist and pianist,  in her new show “Sunday in New York: Great Songs of a Great City” on Sunday, June 26 at 7:00 PM.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 6, 2022
Watch Michael James Scott (Genie in Aladdin in Broadway) perform the U.S. National Anthem during yesterday's Opening Ceremony for The Special Olympics in Orlando Florida. 
by Marissa Tomeo - Jun 4, 2022
Hendrik Meurkens is set to play at Mezzrow in celebration of his recent album, which is out now. The album features Hendrik Meurkens on vibes and harmonica, Steve Ash on piano, Chris Berger on bass, and Andy Watson on drums. The concert is set to take place at Mezzrow on Wednesday, June 8th at 7:30 & 9:00PM. Mezzrow is located at 163 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014. For tickets, call the Box Office at 646-476-4346 or click here for tickets.
by Marissa Tomeo - Jun 4, 2022
Young love and secrets, set against the backdrop of the enchanting city of Florence, Italy, takes center stage at California Center for the Arts, Escondido with the multi-award-winning musical The Light in the Piazza from June 17-25 in the Center Theater. Produced by CCAE Theatricals, with a book by Craig Lucas and music and lyrics by Adam Guettel. Kari Hayter will direct. Tickets are available online at
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 30, 2022
The Joyce Theater Foundation will welcome the return of New Zealand’s Black Grace for a much-anticipated follow-up to their acclaimed 2019 Joyce debut. The company brings their boundless energy and distinct blend of contemporary and Indigenous South Pacific dance to a triple bill that will play The Joyce Theater from August 2-7.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2022
Go inside Transport Group's all-star concert Rodgers & Hammerstein: A Broadway Celebration, presented as part of the Anne L. Bernstein Concert Series in Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center. 
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2022
The sixth week of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2022 welcomes New Zealand-based company Black Grace to the Ted Shawn Theatre, from July 27-31.
by Elliot Lanes - Jun 28, 2022
What did our critic think? This past weekend Signature Theatre and Wolf Trap teamed up for the second annual edition of Broadway in The Park which like last year featured some of Signature Theatre’s best performers, two Broadway headliners and a 25, yes, 25-piece orchestra. The result was a truly lovely evening of showtunes from multiple decades.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 28, 2022
At the invitation from Busan Theater Company, Cleveland Public Theatre's Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan travels to South Korea June 30- through July 7, 2022 to lead an acting/creation workshop, and present on symposia.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 27, 2022
Dolly Parton. Patsy Cline. Tammy Wynette. Loretta Lynn. Reba McIntyre.  The music of these “Queens of Country” along with some of their contemporary counterparts will be performed by four powerhouse women and an all-star band.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jun 27, 2022
West End LIVE returned for its annual free weekend showcasing the best of London's musicals. Check out photos from the event!
by Team BWW - Jun 26, 2022
West End LIVE returned for its annual free weekend showcasing the best of London's musicals. Watch video highlights from the weekend-long event!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 24, 2022
Tuesday June 28th, 2022, marks the 120th Anniversary of the birth of legendary Broadway composer Richard Rodgers, Rob Morrison's Musical Theatre Melodies will commemorate the occasion with the broadcast and streaming premiere of the Museum of the City of New York's A CELEBRATION OF RICHARD RODGERS, recorded live at The Imperial Theatre, New York City, on March 26th, 1972.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jun 24, 2022
With only a day to go until West End LIVE, final details have been revealed for the annual free weekend showcasing the best of London’s musicals.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 24, 2022
The Muny announced today its full cast, design and production teams for the theatre's high-flying production of Mary Poppins this July. Find out who is in the cast. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022
The Aspen Music Festival and School and Theatre Aspen announced the complete casting for a very special concert production of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Concert on Monday, July 25 and Tuesday, July 26 at 7:30 pm in the Benedict Music Tent .
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022
CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present “Simply Barbra” written and performed by Steven Brinberg, to celebrate Barbra Streisand’s landmark 80th Birthday on Monday, July 18 at 7:00 PM.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2022
Get a first look of the cast of &Juliet in rehearsals for their pre-Broadway engagement before the show opens in Toronto at The Princess of Wales Theatre.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 21, 2022
Mistaken identities and foolhardy love affairs abound in The Vinegar Tree, Paul Osborn's rarely produced 1930 comedy of manners, directed by Abigail Adams and onstage at People's Light June 29 through July 24.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2022
The Theatre Group at SBCC is excited to announce the first show of the 2022-23 season will be the exuberant musical, SOMETHING ROTTEN! Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, Music and Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick, Conceived by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick.  SOMETHING ROTTEN! will run July 6-23, 2022 in the Garvin Theatre and will be directed by Katie Laris, musical direction by David Potter and choreography by Christina McCarthy.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2022
Casting was announced today (20 June 2022) for the smash-hit production of C.S. Lewis' classic The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which will make its West End premiere this summer at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, Drury Lane, London.  The show, which begins rehearsals today, is produced by the same team that recently won 5 Tony Awards for its production of Company on Broadway.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 20, 2022
Popejoy Hall will present two musicals still running on Broadway as well as a couple of well-known stars as part of its 2022-2023 season. The season includes 21 shows overall with a total of 50 performances from October 6, 2022 through June 11, 2023.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2022
Transport Group has announced that Rodgers & Hammerstein: A Broadway Celebration will be the next installment in its Anne L. Bernstein Concert Series on Monday, June 27, 2022, at 8pm in Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67 Street.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 19, 2022
Young love and secrets, set against the backdrop of the enchanting city of Florence, Italy, takes center stage at California Center for the Arts, Escondido with the multi-award-winning musical The Light in the Piazza from June 17-25 in the Center Theater. Get a first look at photos!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022
The full cast has been announced for the Sadler’s Wells season and UK and Ireland Tour of the Chichester Festival Theatre production of RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S SOUTH PACIFIC.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022
CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE  has announced a special Pride Edition of The Boy Band Project’s “Boy Band Brunch” on Sunday, June 26 at 2:00 PM. A portion of ticket sales will benefit The LGBT Network, a non-profit organization that is a home and a voice for LGBT people, their families, and support systems in Long Island and Queens.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022
The American Theatre Guild, the largest not-for-profit touring Broadway presenter in the nation, unveils its highly anticipated 2022–2023 BROADWAY AT THE FOX IN RIVERSIDE SERIES. The series will include the following touring productions: INLAND PACIFIC BALLET’S THE NUTCRACKER, R.E.S.P.E.C.T., FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, ANASTASIA, and ON YOUR FEET! THE MUSICAL–The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022
Tickets are now on sale for Kids Week, the fantastic annual initiative allowing kids to go free to a variety of top West End shows throughout August, when accompanied by a full paying adult.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022
The REV Theatre Company announces the cast and creative team for its second production of the 2022 Season - The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022
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by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2022
Winnipeg has announced that the national tour of COME FROM AWAY, a Broadway musical  about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will make its Winnipeg return at the Centennial Concert Hall for a limited engagement October 25 – 30, 2022.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2022
Tickets are on sale for Kids Week, the long-running audience initiative giving kids aged 17 and under the chance to see a show for free throughout August when accompanied by a paying adult – with half price tickets for two additional children in the same group and no booking fees.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 13, 2022
“You Should Be Dancing” at LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE as it presents the hottest musical of the Summer, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, based on the Paramount/RSO Picture and the story by Nik Cohn, adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks, featuring songs by The Bee Gees.
by Team BWW - Jun 11, 2022
The 2022 Tony nominees are already winners... literally. For some, this marks their first nomination, but others have already won Tony Awards in seasons past. We took a look at which nominees have won at least a Tony or two (or six!) - amongst them, they've gathered a total 61 awards!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2022
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater today announced that Artistic Director Molly Smith has decided to retire in July of 2023. The Arena Stage Board of Trustees will conduct a nationwide search to appoint a new Artistic Director to build on the pioneering legacy of Smith and Arena’s Founder Zelda Fichandler.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2022
CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present the return of Mason Alexander Park for a special Pride edition of their solo show “The Pansy Craze” on Sunday, June 26 at 9:30 PM.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2022
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the return of Music Mondays; the hit summer cabaret series that invites renowned artists and Tony Award-winners to perform for audiences and share stories of their time on and off the stage.
by BWW Staff - Jun 1, 2022
Chicago is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 1, 2022
Critically acclaimed and widely celebrated, “Come From Away,” a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will open on June 1 in Los Angeles at Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre for a limited engagement through June 12, 2022.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2022
A limited number of tickets remain for mostlyNEWmusicals' 7th edition this Thursday at Feinstein's at Vitello's at 8pm. The intimate concert will showcase a selection of new music from Gregory Nabours, featuring songs from THREE new musicals: MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH, MOZART, and A CANDLE IN JIEN'JENU.
by Student Blogger: George Concannon - Jun 1, 2022
The sky is blue, the sun is out, and theater classrooms around the country are empty, which can only mean one thing: it’s summertime! Now that you’ve finally survived finals, written your last essay, and handed in your last test, you might be wondering — what the heck am I supposed to do now?
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 5, 2022
A brand-new video has been released of some of the cast of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC singing a special medley at The Ivy.