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South Pacific - 1950 - 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.

Schedule

Shubert Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
225 West 44th St.
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by Stephi Wild - Mar 8, 2021
Today's top stories: Eva Noblezada sings 'I'd Rather Be Me' from Mean Girls as part of her concert with Seth Rudetsky, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 7, 2021
Today's Theater Stories features the Majestic Theatre! Learn about some of the best-known shows to grace the stage of the Majestic Theatre, including Carousel, South Pacific, Camelot, Phantom of the Opera, and many more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2021
Through our Women in Theatre Through the Decades features, we will be highlighting the vital role that women have played in theatre history, showcasing those who paved the way and who continue to make history today. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2021
Gulfshore Opera has announced World of Lloyd Webber, a concert where opera meets Broadway. Performances run January 29-February 4.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 27, 2021
Need something new to read, watch, or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases! This week's list includes the Blu-Ray recording of the West End production of Kinky Boots, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2021
BroadwayWorld is saddened to learn of the passing of entertainment legend Cloris Leachman. Leachman, an Oscar winner and multiple Emmy winner, died of natural causes at the age of 94. 
by Student Blogger: Izzy Betz - Feb 9, 2021
I myself am a hopeless romantic, so for my BWW February post, it only seemed right to make a playlist of all my favorite happy and sad romantic songs from musicals.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2021
The Providence Performing Arts Center has announced that their FREE virtual Mighty Wurlitzer concert series with PPAC House Organist Peter Edwin Krasinski continues this Valentine’s Day with “Love is in the Air!”
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2021
Broadway and opera star Zachary James (THE ADDAMS FAMILY, SOUTH PACIFIC, AKHNATEN at Metropolitan Opera) will host the best of Broadway and beyond in his new weekly online talk show, WHAT HAPPENED WAS...
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 8, 2021
Juanita Hall was an American musical theatre and film actress. 1950, Hall became the first Black actor to win a Tony Award, for her portrayal of Bloody Mary in the original Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific.  
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2021
“The Olney Home Hour” an online revue of songs, sketches, and reflections on a monthly theme, returns this week on Friday, February 12 with “Seasons of Love” at 8:00 pm, streaming for free on Facebook, YouTube and the Olney Theatre Center blog.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2021
Today (February 8) in live streaming: Christy Altomare sings with Seth Rudetsly, Theatre Forward's 2021 gala, and more!
by Team BWW - Feb 8, 2021
Check out an exclusive clip from the concert, which premiered yesterday, featuring Christy Altomare singing 'She Used to Be Mine' from Waitress!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Feb 7, 2021
Watch as Richard chats with beloved Broadway leading lady, Christy Altomare, who will soon join Seth Rudetsky for two very special concerts on Sunday, February 7 (3pm) and Monday, February 8 (8pm).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2021
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, February 6-7, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2021
Chichester Festival Theatre has announced its upcoming spring season of streamed events , including FACING THE MUSIC interviews with Sheila Hancock, Philip Quast, Patricia Routledge, Imelda Staunton and Giles Terera, an encore screening of Celebrating Sondheim, and more!
by Team BWW - Feb 4, 2021
Christy Altomare is stopping by the Seth Rudetsky Concert Series this weekend! We're looking back at past performances before her show on Sunday!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2021
Auditions for the musical revue Some Enchanted Evening will be held virtually with an audition video submission deadline of 6:00 PM, Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. All auditions are open to the public; no one is pre-cast. Callbacks will be in person at the theatre by appointment only, Feb. 16-17, 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2021
Broadway Across America and The American Theatre Guild have announced the return of Broadway to the stage with the Broadway Is Back In Kansas City Series at the Music Hall and Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.  This powerful season features a 6 Show Season Ticket Package including MEAN GIRLS, TOOTSIE, AIN’T TOO PROUD and more.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2021
On Thursday, March 4, 2021,  at 8 p.m. EST amfAR will be livestreaming its first ever virtual fundraising gala, A Gala for Our Time. amfAR will be honoring Dr. Anthony S. Fauci and Glenn Close for their contributions to the fight against AIDS.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2021
Today (February 25) in live streaming: its Game Night on Stars in the House, Brian Stokes Mitchell on Backstage Live, and more!
by Team BWW - Feb 25, 2021
Brian Stokes Mitchell is stopping by the Seth Rudetsky Concert Series this weekend! We're looking back at past performances before his show on Sunday!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 24, 2021
Need something new to read, watch, or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Feb 23, 2021
Get the latest news on upcoming film adaptations, the schedule of movie musicals in development or production, and more with our always up-to-date musical film adaptation schedule!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2021
The nonprofit Oscar Hammerstein Museum and Theatre Education Center (OHMTEC) today announced that several internationally prominent figures from the stage, film and vocal music world are joining as Honorary Advisory Board members in support of the museum. 
by Jim Munson - Feb 23, 2021
For oh-so many reasons, it seems there is finally a feeling of optimism in the air as we emerge from the dark days of 2020. San Francisco’s 42nd Street Moon has decided to capitalize on that with their star-studded virtual Gala You Can’t Stop the Beat, which streams on Sunday, February 28th beginning at 6:00pm PST. You Can’t Stop the Beat will be hosted by Broadway actor and beloved “Moonie” Jason Graae and feature performances from a number of Tony winners and nominees. Musical theatre luminaries Liz Callaway, Michael Maguire, Faith Prince and Emily Skinner, plus dozens of other musical theater artists from the Bay Area and beyond will perform numbers from favorite musicals such as Hairspray, Come From Away, Bye Bye Birdie, Hamilton and many more. All proceeds from the virtual gala will support programs that are critical to the expansion of Moon’s programming and continuation of their mission - including MoonSchool’s education and outreach programs and the renovation of their home at the Gateway Theatre. To learn more about the event or to make a donation, visit www.42ndstmoon.org/annualgala. BroadwayWorld recently caught up with Daniel Thomas, who shares duties as Moon’s Co-Executive Director with Daren A.C. Carollo. Thomas’ current hopefulness and gratitude for having made it through a difficult year is palpable. Putting this particular gala together has clearly been a joy, and Thomas is confident that Moon audiences have much to look forward to in the coming year.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2021
The Van Wezel's Box Office will be following up with patrons directly affected by these changes. Patrons who will not be able to attend the new performance dates will have the opportunity to donate their tickets or receive a refund. This generous donation will enable the Hall to deliver on world class entertainment, bring arts integrated learning to children, families and educators, and invest in the power of the human spirit.
by Amanda Prahl - Feb 22, 2021
Kyle Taylor Parker’s Broadway Soul, Vol. 2 features all the familiar Broadway songs you love, but with a unique take that makes them feel fresh again.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2021
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, February 20-21, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2021
Broadway Stars  come together to celebrate Black History Month on February 28th, 2021 at 6pm on YouTube Live. This is an evening of song and dance presented by Shine Theatre Arts Project and Kaden Amari Anderson of Caroline, or Change, Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2021
Today, Signature Theatre releases Simply Sondheim, the first production in the Signature Features 2021 Season. Starring 12 singers and an orchestra of 16, Simply Sondheim includes over 30 songs from the composer's canon, and was filmed over the course of three days in Signature's MAX Theatre with multiple safety protocols in place.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2021
Producers of the hilarious New York and Las Vegas hit Friends! The Musical Parody today announced that due to huge demand, an additional performance for the Australian Premiere at The Star Gold Coast has been announced. The additional show will be at 2pm on Sunday 14 February – a special Valentine's Day show.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2021
Today (February 18) in live streaming: Anna Deavere Smith visits Backstage Live, Orfeh and Andy Karl visit My Broadway Memory, and more!
by Student Blogger: Joey Tabasco - Feb 18, 2021
Theatre would not be theatre without the efforts of Black artists, and it’s important to learn about their impact on the industry. In honor of Black History Month, here is a timeline of theatre milestones achieved by Black professionals. 
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Feb 17, 2021
On Tuesday, March 9, Dress Circle Publishing will release of THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4, the latest in a series by acclaimed historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Can't wait to get your hands on it? Let BroadwayWorld hold you over with a special sneak peek from a chapter all about The Imperial Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 17, 2021
This week's list includes The Wellsongs Project, featuring Kate Baldwin, Ethan Slater, and more. Plus, check out Don't Lose Your Head: Life Lessons from the Six Ex-Wives of Henry VIII, which has been described as 'An Unofficial Survival Guide for Fans of the Musical Six.'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2021
Des Moines Metro Opera's (DMMO) Virtual Concert Series continues next month with Zachary James on Broadway, which premieres Friday, March 19 at 7:30pm (CST).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2021
Between the election and the inauguration, politics has very much been in the foreground this past year, and this Presidents' Day, we're celebrating in song! BroadwayWorld has pulled together 40 of our favorite songs from musicals with political messages.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2021
Today (February 15) in live streaming: Laura Osnes sings with Seth Rudetsky, Josh Groban in concert, and more!
by Team BWW - Feb 15, 2021
Check out an exclusive clip from the concert, which premiered yesterday, featuring Laura and her husband Nathan Johnson singing 'A Whole New World' from Aladdin!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2021
Kyle Taylor Parker took over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story this past Friday, February 12. Missed all the fun? No worries! Watch the story highlights as he celebrates the release of his latest album.
by Maria Nockin - Feb 15, 2021
On February 14, 2021, Valentine’s Day, Pittsburgh Festival Opera presented seven singers in a romantic concert entitled Some Enchanted Evening.  James Lesniak and Robert Frankenberg provided thoughtful and supportive piano accompaniment and Festival Opera Board members added charming love stories.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Feb 14, 2021
Watch as he chats with Broadway favorite Laura Osnes who will soon join Seth Rudetsky for two very special concerts on Sunday, February 14 (8pm) and Monday, February 15 (3pm).
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Feb 13, 2021
Watch as Richard chats with the incredible Kyle Taylor Parker, who tomorrow (February 12) releases his latest album- Broadway Soul, Vol 2.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2021
What is your favorite Broadway love song? It's a question BroadwayWorld has been asking your favorite Broadway stars every Valentine's Day, and this year, our list has grown to over 1200 responses. Which songs did they pick? Feel the love with Broadway's soundtrack to Valentine's Day, featuring the top 100 showtunes from the list!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2021
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, February 13-14, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2021
Kyle Taylor Parker is taking over our Instagram story today, February 12, in celebration of the release of his sophomore album, Broadway Soul, Vol. 2!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2021
Those who attended East Lynne Theater Company's 2019 gala, are still talking about how much they enjoyed Jenna Pastuszek singing the signature songs of Judy Garland. For the past few months, Jenna's been fine tuning her Garland cabaret, and filmed a full-out performance in a studio.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2021
It's time for the 2021 edition of 100 Theatre Twitter Accounts You MUST Follow! We chose accounts we find interesting for a number of reasons - be it news, comedy, backstage info, Twitter-savvy performers, or just because we happen to enjoy their feed.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2021
Pittsburgh Festival Opera has announced Some Enchanted Evening in response to the continued COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings throughout the state of Pennsylvania.