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South Pacific - 1988 - West End

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

Prince of Wales Theatre

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by Stephi Wild - May 7, 2021
Music Theatre Wichita will present Red, White, and Broadway: A Star-Studded Tribute to America, running July 2-4 at Capitol Federal Amphitheater in Andover.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 7, 2021
 The 5-track project hit #1 on the Apple Music Reggae chart and debuted at #27 on the Billboard Reggae Chart. Listen to “Toxic” Remix now via all digital retailers and streaming platforms.
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2021
Tony Award winner Gavin Creel and Tony Award nominee Aaron Tveit will reunite for a brand-new duet for Miscast21, premiering on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 8pm ET on MCC's YouTube Channel.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2021
Sunday night’s live TITANIQUE: THE MAIDEN VOYAGE CONCERT is available now on-demand at Stellar for a limited time – purchase tickets by 6pm ET Wednesday, May 5 - for access to view the concert through Wednesday May 5 at 11:59pm ET. 
by Oliver Oliveros - May 28, 2021
On Facebook, today, at 4 p.m., Philippine time, join Celia Diaz Laurel to launch her latest book, featuring guests Cocoy Laurel, Julie Borromeo, Joonee Gamboa, Audie Gemora, and Tony winner Lea Salonga.
by Stephen Mosher - May 26, 2021
It's Tony season every day for Jamie deRoy but for her viewers the Tony's will be topic on Monday, May 31st
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2021
Photos have been released from the first concert of the series for Monday Night at the Apollo - which were performed in front of a socially distanced audience at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue on Monday 24 May, and simultaneously livestreamed to viewers at home via the theatre discovery platform Thespie.
by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2021
Following the news that Gina Beck is pregnant, Chichester Festival Theatre has announced that in the forthcoming production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific, she will rehearse and open the role of Nellie Forbush as planned with performances from 5 July and a press night on 13 July. From 5 August, Alex Young will share the role of Nellie and take over full-time from 23 August for the remainder of the run.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021
Due to popular demand, a 2:30 p.m. matinee has been added to the Pandora Presents Disney Princess - The Concert engagement at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Saturday, December 11, 2021. Tickets will go on sale Friday, May 28 at 10 a.m.
by Nicole Rosky - May 20, 2021
Today (May 20) in live streaming: your last chance to watch Miscast, Oli Higginson and Molly Lynch visit Backstage Live, the Next on Stage Top 10, and more!
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 20, 2021
The acclaimed Newman and Oltman Guitar Duo will perform at the award-winning Raritan River Music Festival on Saturday, May 29th at 4:00 P.M. 
by Nicole Rosky - May 19, 2021
Today (May 19) in live streaming: more chances to watch Miscast, Lilli and Chuck Cooper visit Backstage Live, a Pageant reunion on Stars in the House, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2021
BrightSide Theatre is bringing a new program to the parks in Naperville this summer.  “Summer in the Parks: The Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein” will perform on 3 different Wednesdays throughout the summer at the Wagner Family Pavilion, located at the 95th Street Community Plaza, 3109 Cedar Glade Drive in Naperville.  
by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2021
Dallas Opera will present a free evening of Broadway classics on May 21, 2021. The performance will star Deanna Breiwick, soprano / Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano / Lucas Meachem, baritone and The Dallas Opera Orchestra conducted by Maestro Emmanuel Villaume.
by Nicole Rosky - May 18, 2021
Today (May 18) in live streaming: more chances to watch Miscast, the TCG 60th Anniversary Gala, Vincent D'Onofrio & Dana Lyn at Joe's Pub, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2021
The Best of Broadway series at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center announced the shows for the 2021-2022 season today.  The season will welcome five shows including: Fiddler on the Roof (October 29-31, 2021); Hairspray (December 11-12, 2021): Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (April 22-24, 2022) and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2021
The Reading Series has announced their next production, Scott McPherson’s multiple award-winning comedic drama MARVIN’S ROOM, which will take place on Wednesday, May 26th at 8:00pm, benefiting The Actors Fund. 
by Alan Henry - May 18, 2021
The Wanderer, the new Broadway-bound musical based on the life and music of Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famer Dion DiMucci, announced today that Michael Wartella (Wicked) will star as Dion alongside Christy Altomare (Anastasia) as Dion’s wife Susan and Joey McIntyre (New Kids on the Block; Waitress) as Dion’s right hand man, Johnny, in its world premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2021
The Kravis Center is bringing Broadway back to West Palm Beach with the 2021/2022 Kravis On Broadway season. Series subscriptions starting at $268 go on sale Monday, June 7, and payment plans are available for this season of “impossible to resist” Broadway hits.
by Ainhoa Hornero - May 17, 2021
El evento contó con Idina Menzel, Kelli O'Hara, Billy Porter, Annaleigh Ashford, Renee Elise Godsberry, LaChanze y Robin de Jesus, entre otros.
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2021
The Broadway Series includes Escape to Margaritaville (October 29), Come From Away (November 23-28), Beautiful - The Carole King Musical (January 18-19), Jersey Boys (January 25-26), An American in Paris (February 2-3), Anastasia (March 18-20), An Officer and a Gentleman (April 6-7), South Pacific (April 14-15) and Fiddler on the Roof (April 19-21).
by Nicole Rosky - May 17, 2021
Ted Chapin has decided to step down as President and Chief Creative Officer of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization at the end of his current contract this month, Scott Pascucci, CEO of Concord, announced today. His departure comes exactly 40 years after the Rodgers and Hammerstein families first tapped Chapin to run their business.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2021
After a 15-month shutdown due to the COVID-19 epidemic, proprietors Steve Baruch, Richard Frankel, and Tom Viertel have announced that “Broadway’s Supper Club” Feinstein’s/54 Below will reopen its iconic red door for live performances on June 17, 2021. 
by Nicole Rosky - May 17, 2021
Today (May 17) in live streaming: more Miscast, Live at the Lortel with Ann James, Night of Covenant House Stars, and more!
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2021
The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts announced its 2021-2022 Season includes legendary Country musician, Tim McGraw, and Broadway icon, Bernadette Peters as part of its impressive slate of performers.
by Nicole Rosky - May 15, 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, May 15-16, 2021.
by Stephi Wild - May 14, 2021
TALES FROM THE WINGS: A Lincoln Center Theater Celebration!, a virtual gala, premiered last night, May 13. The event includes never-before-seen clips from the theater's upcoming productions, Flying Over Sunset and Intimate Apparel.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 14, 2021
Copperstate Productions has announced the opening of The Ballad of Buzzard Basin, a brand-new, old-time cowboy musical that celebrates the essence, and yes, dag-nab-it, the quintessence of the old, old, old west, when men were men and so were the women.
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2021
Four new productions to follow South Pacific in Chichester’s Festival 2021 have today been announced by Artistic Director Daniel Evans and Executive Director Kathy Bourne.
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2021
With increased optimism about a return to the stage this fall, Theatre Under The Stars announced updates to its 2021/22 Season today, as well as an official on-sale date for all upcoming musicals.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2021
The Philly POPS announced today the dates for the 2021–2022 Lights Up! Showtime! season, a dynamic new lineup featuring eight exciting shows, with all-new programs and returning fan-favorite guest artists. 
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 9, 2021
Watch as Richard Ridge chats with Broadway favorite Matthew Morrison, who will soon join Seth Rudetsky for two very special concerts on Sunday, June 13 (3pm and 8pm).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2021
In honor of what is usually Tony Sunday, the American Theatre Wing is partnering with BroadwayHD in making the Wing’s Centennial Concert that celebrates the theatre community available to all viewers beyond the paywall from June 13-19, while raising awareness for the Wing’s programming.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2021
The Mario 100! Concert No. 6 – Mario on Broadway.  Sean Patrick Murtagh has announced the sixth concert in his yearlong celebration of the Mario Lanza Centennial.  The MAC Award winner will present an evening of Broadway Classics as immortalized by the Golden Tenor of Hollywood, Mario Lanza. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2021
Goodspeed Musicals announced today that the two-time Tony Award-winning theater will reopen its doors beginning September 24 with the rousing revue, A Grand Night for Singing: A Celebration of Rodgers & Hammerstein - a fresh take on the quintessential work of Rodgers & Hammerstein.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2021
Yours Unfaithfully by Miles Malleson directed by Jonathan Bank is available on demand through June 14th only! Part of  the Mint Theater Company's Silver Lining Streaming Series of on-demand streaming of the three-camera archival recordings (filmed in HD!).
by Stephi Wild - Jun 4, 2021
Award-winning singer and actor Steven Brinberg (Simply Barbra) brings his new show On A Clear Day You Can See SIMPLY BARBRA Forever…  to The Green Room 42, 570 Tenth Avenue at 42nd Street (in Yotel Hotel) NYC on Thursday, June 10th at 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:00 PM). 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 3, 2021
After a year of pandemic and no live theatre, Theatre in the Park has returned providing live entertainment for the community!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2021
Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting and creative staff for Beehive: The ’60s Musical, concluding the theater’s 2020–2021 season of high-quality streaming productions, available only to season subscribers June 12–26.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 2, 2021
Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand play reading of the comedy, “The Savannah Disputation,” filmed on the Playhouse stage and broadcast virtually, premiering Monday, June 14, at 7 p.m., and streaming on-demand from Tuesday, June 15 through Sunday, June 20.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 11, 2021
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present An Evening With Taylor Sorice on Friday, July 16th at 9:45pm. Taylor Sorice is a singer/songwriter/performer who has been singing since before she could walk.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jun 11, 2021
It was just announced by the Pulitzer Prize organization that Katori Hall's The Hot Wing King has officially won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This year's finalists included Circle Jerk by Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley and Stew by Zora Howard.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 11, 2021
Kalia Love Jones, 14-year old director of 'The Power of Hope' animated short film receives the prestigious Youth Visionary Award from the 29th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival. Laya DeLeon Hayes, actress in the CBS drama, 'The Equalizer' and the voice of Doc on 'Doc McStuffins' on Disney Junior presented the Youth Visionary Award to director Kalia Love Jones. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2021
Tony and Daytime Emmy Award Winner Lillias White's will release her first solo studio album, 'Get Yourself Some Happy!', out July 23, 2021 via Old Mill Road Recording.  White is internationally recognized for her glorious voice and extraordinary ability to communicate the heart of a song.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2021
The season lineup includes Cats, The Simon & Garfunkel Story, Mannheim Steamroller, Disney Princess - The Concert, South Pacific, Waitress, and Riverdance. Subscriptions to the season are on sale now.
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 10, 2021
“This has been a tough year and a half for so many, and the arts can help us rediscover our joy,” says actress Charis Leos, speaking enthusiastically about her upcoming appearance in one of Maine State Music Theatre Stars Concerts scheduled to celebrate the theatre’s return to live performing this summer. “It is a special gift for me to be able to perform again at a theatre that holds such a special place in my heart. To me it signals a return to the joy of the shared experience of live performance,” Leos adds. Leos is one of eight stars, chosen by Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark, to perform two gala concerts, each with different repertoire and cast at the Pickard Theater in Brunswick in July and August 2021. The first runs from July 28-August 1 and features Charis Leos, Lauren Blackman, Robert Creighton, and Kingsley Leggs. The second runs from August 4-8 with Felicia P. Fields, Heidi Kettenring, David Girolmo, and Gregg Goodbrod. Both programs are directed by Curt Dale Clark, who says the concerts will “offer audiences a chance to revel in the songs and stories that have kept audiences flocking to the Pickard for decades.”
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2021
Recorded and mixed in July 2019 at Old Mill Road Recording in East Arlington, Vermont, 'Get Yourself Some Happy!' is the culmination of a 30-year friendship and professional collaboration between Lillias White and her musical director/accompanist, Timothy Graphenreed.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2021
Mayo Performing Arts Center is back and expecting to present events at full capacity this fall, as it announces its 21-22 season schedule. MPAC's season officially kicks off on Friday, September 17 with a performance by Broadway and cabaret favorite Linda Eder. 
by Maria Nockin - Jun 1, 2021
Los Angeles Opera presents a digital recital exploring the invaluable contributions Latina composers have made to the world of classical music. LAO’s much-beloved After Hours Recital Series is back, and this time it celebrates eleven Latina composers. Russell Thomas, the company's Artist in Residence-turned-host, curated this fabulous stream to transport viewers virtually to Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina, Cuba, and Peru.