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Isaac Stern Auditorium (New York, NY)
154 West 57th St at 7th Avenue

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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.



A REGULAR LITTLE HOUDINI Magics Its Way to 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

59E59 Theaters will present the NYC premiere of A REGULAR LITTLE HOUDINI, written and performed by Daniel LLewelyn-Williams and directed by Joshua Richards. (more...)

Hit Family Musical ENDANGERED! To Welcome New Star Kid To The Zoo
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

ENDANGERED!, the hit family musical which recently extended its run at the Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street), is now welcoming a new star with a surprise gender swap of the show's leading character. (more...)

LGBT Drama IN LOVE WITH THE ARROW COLLAR MAN Begins Tonight at Theatre 80
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

A bold new drama about pioneering 20th-century gay illustrator J.C. Leyendecker will have its world premiere at the famed Theatre 80 St Marks in the East Village in November. (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly Brings BOTH SIDES NOW to Feinstein's/54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Laura Michelle Kelly in 'Both Sides Now' tonight, November 7, 2017. (more...)

Arena Stage's THE ORIGINALIST Traveling to Off-Broadway's 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

Continuing its cross-country tour, John Strand's critically-acclaimed political drama The Originalist, based on the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, will play at 59E59 Theaters under the direction of Artistic Director Molly Smith. (more...)

Kelsey Milbourn and Garret Storms Join THE GREAT DISTANCE HOME Premiere at WaterTower Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director Joanie Schultz today announced casting and creative team details and updates for the World Premiere theatrical event, The Great Distance Home, conceived and directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi. (more...)

SING HAPPY! Ann LeSchander Brings Her Cabaret To The Arthur Newman Theatre
by David Green - Nov 7, 2017

Sing Happy! a musical cabaret concert starring Ann LeSchander comes to the stage at Arthur Newman Theater in Palm Desert on Sunday, November 26, 2107 for one performance only. Joining Ms. LeSchander will be Larry Steen on bass and Michael Farrell on piano. Showtime for Sing Happy is 2 PM and tickets are $15 cash at the box office that opens at 1 PM. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, November 7- Prepare Ye for the First Broadway Revival of GODSPELL
by Stage Tube - Nov 7, 2017

Today we celebrate the first Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz's Godspell, which opened on this day in 2011. (more...)

Ann LeSchander Brings SING HAPPY to Arthur Newman Theater in Palm Desert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

Sing Happy! a musical cabaret concert starring Ann LeSchander comes to the stage at Arthur Newman Theater in Palm Desert on Sunday, November 26, 2107 for one performance only. Joining Ms. LeSchander will be Larry Steen on bass and Michael Farrell on piano. Showtime for Sing Happy is 2 PM and tickets are $15 cash at the box office that opens at 1 PM. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre presents THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, closes its 2017 season with a rollicking send up of Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller, The 39 Steps. Just in time for the holidays, Patrick Barlow's adaptation is a fast-paced comic romp that turns the classic Hitchcock's masterpiece into an evening of pure comic joy that will be a welcome treat for audiences of all ages. (more...)

Mark Aldrich, Lauren Molina, Aaron Ramey and More Set for BROADWAY IN CHARLOTTESVILLE Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

Charlottesville Opera's Executive Director, Kevin O'Halloran, and Interim Artistic Director, Steven Jarvi, have announced the special one-night-only benefit performance of Broadway in Charlottesville on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at The Paramount Theater at 7:30 PM. Proceeds from the event will benefit Charlottesville Opera. (more...)

BWW Review: CAREFULLY TAUGHT at Looking For Lilith
by Keith Waits - Nov 6, 2017

The words 'carefully taught', drawn from a song in Rogers & Hammerstein's South Pacific, promise artistic green vegetables, an edifying moral lesson about the origins of racial prejudice in American society. Cheryl L. Davis's play contains exactly such a lesson, but it is wrapped in an equally edifying story complex enough to promise something other than simpleminded answers. (more...)

David Thaxton Returns To Play 'Javert' In LES MISERABLES this January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh has just announced that from Monday 22 January 2018, David Thaxton will return to the cast of LES MISERABLES at the Queen's Theatre in the role of 'Javert'. (more...)

Breaking: Another Op'nin'! Kelli O'Hara Will Lead Roundabout's KISS ME, KATE Revival in 2019
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Broadway is going to get hot in 2019. Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) just announced a new Broadway production of the Tony Award-winning musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate starring Kelli O'Hara in the hilarious duo leading roles of Kate and Lilli Vanessi. (more...)

JOHNNY AND THE DEVIL'S BOX Comes to Rockwood
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Johnny, a young fiddler from the mountains, must contend with a death in the family, the threat of the law, a hijacked fiddle contest and the loss of his true love on his way to becoming the greatest fiddle player anyone has ever seen. But how will he fare against the greatest threat of them all, the Devil himself? Inspired by the myths of fiddlers' dealing with the Devil, the piece takes a hard look at the association between a virtuoso's egotism and hellish temptation. Written by Douglas Waterbury-Tieman with direction by John Hurley, choreography by Jennifer Jancuska, music supervision by Scott Wasserman and music assistant direction by Matt Cusack. (more...)

TENDERLY: THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL to Play The Carnegie
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2017

From a humble Midwestern childhood in Northern Kentucky to topping the charts for nearly five decades, the story of Rosemary Clooney's remarkable journey is the focal point of the next production in The Carnegie's 2017-18 Theatre Series, TENDERLY: THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL, playing weekends Nov. 4 - 19, 2017. (more...)

Tickets For THE KING AND I Go On Sale In One Week!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC announce that the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I will make its Fox Cities Performing Arts Center premiere for one week only as part of the Kimberly-Clark Broadway Across America Series. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Foothill College of Theatre Arts' IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

A populist candidate, promising to return the country to greatness, becomes president of the United States, and then all hell breaks loose in It Can't Happen Here, a new play based on Sinclair Lewis' eerily prescient 1935 novel, adapted for the stage by Tony Taccone and Bennett S. Cohen. Foothill Theatre Arts presents It Can't Happen Here, directed by Bruce McLeod, for three weeks only, now through November 19, 2017 at the Lohman Theatre, on the Foothill College Campus (at the bottom of the hill), 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Outre Theatre Company Presents AMERICAN IDIOT at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Green Day's punk opera American Idiot, adapted for the stage by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer, will continue Outre Theatre Company's sixth full season as a provocative cultural institution in South Florida. (more...)

Lee Roy Reams, Randy Rainbow, Well-Strung and More Join Roster for York's 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has added Samantha Bruce (The Fantasticks), Ava Della Pietra (School of Rock), Julian Fleisher (February House), Randy Harrison (Cabaret), Samantha Massell (Fiddler on the Roof), Randy Rainbow (Viral Video Sensation), Lee Roy Reams (42nd Street), Ben Rimalower (Bad with Money), the HOT singing string quartet Well-Strung, and The Manhattan School of Music Musical Theatre Ensemble (Judith Clurman, Director) to the line-up of Broadway performers who will honor legendary musical theatre writing team Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks, I Do! I Do!, 110 in the Shade, Celebration) with the 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 26th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala on Monday evening, December 4, 2017 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue). (more...)

The Sun Comes Out Tomorrow with Starry ANNIE at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

It's the hard-knock life! Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the hit Broadway Tony Award-winning musical Annie. A friendly reminder that performances begin tomorrow, Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., for a limited run through Sunday, December 31, 2017, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ. (more...)

Andy Karl, Orfeh, and More Join Feinstein's at the Nikko Lineup For Winter 2018
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Feinstein's at the Nikko announced today the exciting lineup of artists who will perform on-stage during the first quarter of 2018. Tickets for all performances are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketfly.com. (more...)

Ring in the New Year at The Lake Worth Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Ring Out the Old, Sing in the New! Celebrate New Year's Eve and Party with Your Playhouse Favorites December 31, 2017 at 8pm. (more...)

Jenn Gambatese, Lisa Howard, Mykal Kilgore and More to Bring Broadway Back to Landmark on Main
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

One night only! 'Broadway on Main Street' returns to Landmark on Saturday, January 6 at 8 PM. (more...)

Gift an Experience This Season with Tickets to Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

For a truly unforgettable gift this holiday season, let the Maltz Jupiter Theatre entertain you with the magic of live theatre! (more...)

Swift Creek Mill Theatre presents The Andrews Brothers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

A USO performance in the South Pacific by the Andrews Sisters is in jeopardy of cancellation when they fail to appear shortly before curtain time. Luckily, three hapless stagehands are determined that the show must go on and go on it does! (more...)

MasterVoices' All-Star OF THEE I SING Set for Tonight at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

MasterVoices' star-studded production of the Gershwins' Of Thee I Sing is set for tonight, November 2, at 7:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford, Christopher Jackson, Laura Osnes and Aaron Tveit Headline New York Philharmonic's 2017 Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

The New York Philharmonic's 2017 holiday season presents classical and seasonal hallmarks, four Broadway stars singing Laureate Conductor Leonard Bernstein's musical theater highlights, and the beloved annual traditions of Holiday Brass and Handel's Messiah. (more...)

Capitalism Onstage! Meet the Full Company of JUNK, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Nov 2, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater presents Junk, a new play by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Doug Hughes, opening tonight, November 2, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Casts of ANASTASIA, MISS SAIGON, SPONGEBOB, WICKED and More to Perform 'Under the Stars' at Columbus Circle; BroadwayWorld to Stream LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

Broadway is once again teaming up with Manhattan's premier shopping destination, The Shops at Columbus Circle, for Broadway Under the Stars, a five-week series of free public concerts and performances taking place this holiday season. Select cast from today's hottest Broadway musicals will perform every Monday at 5pm from November 13 to December 11 on the second-floor. And BroadwayWorld is excited to announce we will be streaming the concerts live! (more...)

VIDEO: Take in the View! The Playbillies and Special Guest Garrett Long Perform DEAR EVAN HANSEN's 'For Forever'
by Stage Tube - Nov 18, 2017

The Playbillies present For Forever with Garrett Long from the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, and Steven Levenson. This exciting new Bluegrass cover is to celebrate the departure of Tony award winning actor Ben Platt from the production of Dear Evan Hansen . (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Denver Awards; AIDA and Thingamajig Leads as Best Dramatic Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Madison Awards; Middleton's RAGTIME Leads as Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards; EMILY Leads as Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Book Now For THE KING AND I at London Palladium
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The multi Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I will transfer from Broadway to London next summer, playing at London Palladium 21 June-4 August, 2018. Tickets are now on sale - book tickets here! (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out the Official Music Video for Laura Osnes' 'Christmas, Will You Stay?'
by Stage Tube - Nov 17, 2017

A new music video has been released for Christmas, Will You Stay? featuring vocals by TONY Award Nominee, Laura Osnes (Broadway:Bandstand, Cinderella, Bonnie & Clyde, South Pacific). The track was released last year, worldwide, on Michael Mott's independent record label, Motta Music. Just a few months ago, Director, Christopher Meek, expressed interest in shooting a music video to this song. Check it out below! (more...)

Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA to Play the Fabulous Fox This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The King & I and The Sound of Music, will play the Fabulous Fox Theatre for a limited engagement from December 27 - 31. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Birmingham Awards; HAIRSPRAY Leads As Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

???????Mile Square Theatre presents THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, closes its 2017 season with a rollicking send up of Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller, The 39 Steps. Just in time for the holidays, Patrick Barlow's adaptation is a fast-paced comic romp that turns the classic Hitchcock's masterpiece into an evening of pure comic joy that will be a welcome treat for audiences of all ages. (more...)

BWW Review: ANNIE at The Engeman
by Melissa Giordano - Nov 15, 2017

The holiday offering from the exquisite John W. Engeman Theatre of Northport, Long Island, is an excellent production of the classic Tony winning musical Annie. Marking the half-way point of the Engeman's dazzling 11th season, this production is superbly directed by Antoinette DiPietropolo who also serves as Choreographer. Now I know you're probably thinking: Another production of Annie? Well, when you have a cast as remarkable as this, it definitely warrants another visit. (more...)

Celebrate The Holidays At Hale Centre Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

The holidays are that special time of year when our hearts are full of joy and we're happy to share the Christmas spirit with friends and family. To help you celebrate the joy of the season, Hale Centre Theatre of Gilbert presents its holiday classic A Christmas Carol for the 15th consecutive year. Acclaimed as the best Christmas show in the Valley, this year's 51 performances feature two stellar casts of veteran actors and singers. It is a spectacular, heart-warming version of Charles Dickens' classic tale of redemption magically brought to life on the Hale stage. The production is rich with traditional carols, stunning costumes and memorable characters guaranteed to enrich the holiday season for you and your family. Award-winning David Hale Dietlein again directs the production and promises theatre-goers a delightful holiday a treat. (more...)

Photo Flash: Behind The Scenes Images Released To Mark Live Cinema Broadcast Of National Theatre Production Of FOLLIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

A collection of stunning images taken backstage at the National Theatre's critically acclaimed production of the legendary Stephen Sondheim musical Follies have been released ahead of the live cinema broadcast to cinemas across the UK and internationally on Thursday November 16th as part of National Theatre Live. (more...)

Cast Complete for Mary Kathryn Nagle's SOVEREIGNTY World Premiere at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Mary Kathryn Nagle's daring new work Sovereignty makes its world premiere at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

KRIS KRINGLE THE MUSICAL with Cathy Rigby, Andrew Keenan-Bolger and More, Arrives at Town Hall Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

A friendly reminder that KRIS KRINGLE The Musical, featuring Tony Award nominees Cathy Rigby and Pamela Myers (Company, Into the Woods), and Broadway's Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Tuck Everlasting, Newsies) and Kim Crosby (Into the Woods,Guys & Dolls) plays two performances, Friday, November 24 at 3PM and 8PM, at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street, NYC). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 14, 2017
by - Nov 14, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

PETER PAN's 'Gotta Crow' at Music Theater Works This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents PETER PAN at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, December 23, 2017 through January 1, 2018. (more...)

Leapin' Lizards! ANNIE Opens at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 209th season with Broadway's classic musical, perfect for the entire family, ANNIE. Directed by Glenn Casale, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, ANNIE begins previews on November 7th, opens on November 15th and runs through January 7th on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

Casting Announced For The World Premiere Of FIVER At The Crazy Coqs
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

An all star cast has been announced for the world premiere production of Fiver: A New Musical by Tom Lees and Alex James Ellison. (more...)

Photo Flash: It's a Hard Knock Life! First Look at Presley Ryan and More in ANNIE at the Engeman
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater presents ANNIE, running now through Sunday, December 31, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

LITTLE WOMEN The Musical to Play Old Town Temecula, Featuring the Original Full Orchestrations
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2017

Casting has been announced for The Barn Stage Company's upcoming production of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical Little Women, the second production in their 2017/18 season from the partnership with Temecula Presents. (more...)

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