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South Pacific - 2005 - Off-Broadway

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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Isaac Stern Auditorium

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by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2020
Broadway music director and conductor William Waldrop (Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Evita) and award-winning voice teacher and music director Peter Thoresen (faculty at Pace University, Peter Thoresen Vocal Studios, Musical Theatre College Auditions; students in Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Mean Girls & many more) will offer their 3 installment masterclass series Broadway Combos beginning October 13.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2020
A new spine-chilling ghost story, WHEN DARKNESS FALLS, will play a limited season, from 23 November to 12 December 2020, at The Union Theatre in London.  Written by James Milton and Paul Morrissey and directed by Paul Morrissey, Will Barton will play John Blondel and Alex Phelps The Speaker.  The audience will be socially distanced.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2020
The New York Pops is presenting a virtual benefit concert featuring Kelli O'Hara on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. EST hosted by New York Pops Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke.
by Stage Tube - Oct 30, 2020
Aaron Tveit and Laura Osnes are getting into the holiday spirit with their version of 'Winter Wonderland,' promoting their upcoming Hallmark movie 'One Royal Holiday.'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2020
Round House Theatre, in association with McCarter Theatre Center, announces additional details for The Work of Adrienne Kennedy: Inspiration & Influence, a four-week festival highlighting the award-winning playwright.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2020
USITT will begin a series of Collaboration Conversations by welcoming Tony Award-winning collaborators, Julie Taymor and Donald Holder to discuss the process of working together to build a production. The online event will be held Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm EST and is offered free of charge for USITT members.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2020
The Sarah Siddons Society of Chicago has announced the 2020 winner of the prestigious Actor of the Year Award, Brian Stokes Mitchell, one of our country's central leading Broadway stars since the 1990s, as well as an accomplished TV and film actor.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2020
Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota makes its first foray into outdoor concerts with Under the Stars, an inspired celebration of opera and musical theatre featuring the voices of soprano Jennifer Kreider and tenor John Kaneklides, October 26, 5:30 p.m., on the bay front at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 900 S. Palm Avenue, Sarasota.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2020
Studio32 has announced that they will soon resume rehearsals for their production of South Pacific.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2020
Cabaret, concert and recording artist Travis Moser will release his latest EP So Many People: The Sondheim Sessions on Friday, October 23rd.
by Nicholas Adler - Oct 19, 2020
An enchanted evening it sure was for those lucky enough to get to see the revival of South Pacific at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center. Chocked full of A-List Broadway performers included the talents of Kelli O’Hara, Matthew Morrison, Danny Burstein, Liz McCartney and the golden voiced baritone making his Broadway debut, Paulo Szot.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2020
Her concert re-airs today at 3pm and is now available On Demand, get your tickets here!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2020
The election is right around the corner, and while we count down the days until we can cast our votes, we might as well get in the political spirit... Broadway-style. BroadwayWorld has pulled together 40 of our favorite songs from musicals with political messages. Enjoy...
by Stephi Wild - Oct 16, 2020
BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge is keeping up with all of their latest projects on Backstage Live, bringing you in-depth interviews twice weekly. On October 15, he chatted with Broadway beltress Keala Settle.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2020
As BroadwayWorld reported last week, The Lincoln Project created an incredible video, titled Covita- a Trump-themed parody of 'Don't Cry For Me Argentina' from the musical Evita. It was later revealed that Broadway veteran Lisa Howard (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, It Shoulda Been You) lent her voice to the now viral tune, which has has almost 3.5 million views. Now she's telling us all about how she became involved!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Oct 15, 2020
Tune in right here today, October 15 (4:30pm ET), as he chats with Broadway beltress Keala Settle. Keala will soon Seth Rudetsky for two very special concerts on Sunday, October 18 (8pm) and Monday, October 19 (3pm).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2020
Keala Settle is stopping by the Seth Rudetsky Concert Series this weekend. Don't miss her performance on Sunday, October 18 at 8pm ET and a replay of the concert on Monday, October 19 at 3pm ET!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2020
Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara, Santino Fontana, Stephanie J. Block, and Broadway Tony-nominee Norm Lewis will perform at the virtual 53rd annual gala of the Greater New York Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation on Thursday, November 12, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2020
Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the casts for Sing in a New Year! and Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein, the first two productions to be produced on the Paper Mill stage since the pandemic shut down the theater in March.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2020
In this time of change, Abingdon Theatre Company is recommitting to creating opportunities for all voices to be heard. With this in mind, they have announced the finalists of the Virtual Fall Festival of Short Plays! The 2-week festival begins on Monday, October 19th (through October 30) and will shed light on stories by people of color.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2020
Americans were listening to 'Goodnight, Irene' and Bing and Gary Crosby's interpretation of a 1914 song by Irving Berlin, 'Play a Simple Melody.' And Berlin's new musical, Call Me Madam, was opening at New York's Imperial Theater with an advance of over one million dollars, by far the largest in Broadway history.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2020
Piano Bar Live! (PBL!) streams this Tuesday, October 13 at 7:15 pm ET, with host Scott Barbarino and co-host Lisa Asher,in A Night at Ellen's Stardust Diner!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 10, 2020
This week's Theater Stories features The Belasco Theater! Learn about the legendary theater-maker David Belasco, the history of the theater's Broadway plays, the apartment built above the theater and more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2020
On this day in 2017, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, The Band's Visit, opened on Broadway!
by TV News Desk - Nov 9, 2020
Adapted from the Tony Award-winning play of the same name, the film is based on a true story of negotiations between implacable enemies — the secret back-channel talks, unlikely friendships and quiet heroics of a small but committed group of Israelis, Palestinians and one Norwegian couple that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 7, 2020
BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge is keeping up with all of your favorite stars' latest projects on Backstage Live, bringing you in-depth interviews twice weekly. Yesterday, he chatted with one of Broadway's most enchanting leading ladies, Laura Osnes, who performed a very special concert  last night, November 6 (7pm), as a part of the Radio Free Birdland series.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Nov 6, 2020
Tune in right here as he chats with one of Broadway's most enchanting leading ladies, Laura Osnes, who will perform a very special concert tonight, November 6 (7pm), as a part of the Radio Free Birdland series.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2020
Today (November 6) in live streaming: Laura Osnes visits Backstage Live, we reveal the Next On Stage Top 3, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2020
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall has provided an update to patrons on the status of the 2020-2021 subscription season shows. The upcoming season's Broadway, Classical and Dance shows are moving to a future season, with many Subscriber Specials moving as well.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2020
Laura Osnes is stopping by Birdland on November 6 for her concert The Paths Not Taken, with help from Fred Lassen!
by Stage Tube - Nov 25, 2020
From his album 'American Standard,' James Taylor performs “You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught.” Also check out his new digital EP “Over The Rainbow - The American Standard EP.”
by BWW Staff - Nov 25, 2020
Voting is open for the BroadwayWorld Delaware Awards - which are back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! Voting is only only through December 31st, so make sure to have your say and vote!
by BWW Staff - Nov 25, 2020
Voting is open for the BroadwayWorld Sarasota Awards - which are back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! Voting is only only through December 31st, so make sure to have your say and vote!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2020
Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage will continue its 34th Season with It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, just in time for the holiday season.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2020
Acclaimed baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes joins popular pianist and conductor Guy Noble in the new year for a concert of favourite arias and songs.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2020
Today Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced additional guests for the highly popular FREE event, Keen After Hours. Kathleen Chalfant will be featured on November 23rd, followed by Matthew Saldivar finishing off the month on November 30th.
by Student Blogger: Brenton Kniess - Nov 2, 2020
The collaboration of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein has created some of the best musicals in musical theatre history, as well as written some of the most iconic go to audition songs
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2020
Laurissa Romain aka 'Lala' is an Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Model, and Native New Yorker, raised in Hell's Kitchen and has been working since she was a young child appearing in the entire 3-year run in Lincoln Center's Tony Award Winning Broadway Revival of Rogers & Hammerstein's South Pacific as Ngana, Directed by Bartlet Sher, starring Kelli O'Hara and Paulo Szot.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2020
Tony Award-winning stage and screen star Kelli O'Hara returns to the University of Connecticut's Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts for a virtual live performance streaming Saturday, December 5. The evening will include a generous collection of holiday favorites as well as classics from the Great White Way and the American Songbook.
by TV News Desk - Nov 19, 2020
Tony-nominee Keala Settle has joined the upcoming Disney+ series Big Shot in a recurring role.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2020
Tony Award-winning stage and screen star Kelli O'Hara returns to the University of Connecticut's Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts for a virtual live performance streaming Saturday, December 5. The evening will include a generous collection of holiday favorites as well as classics from the Great White Way and the American Songbook. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2020
Today The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization announced the next video in their YouTube series R&H Goes Pop! - At Home. The video will feature stage and screen actor Paolo Montalbán ('Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella') performing a new take on the iconic song 'Ten Minutes Ago' from Cinderella.
by Student Blogger: Emma Rose Dorsch - Nov 18, 2020
As times change and we become more conscious about the media that we consume and the stories that we tell, we must ask ourselves; are the dated, racist, and sexist elements of Golden Age musicals so problematic that we can’t appreciate them today?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2020
The Pulitzer Prize for Drama almost always goes to a critically-acclaimed straight play by someone really serious like Eugene O’Neill or August Wilson, but on rare occasions, it goes to a musical. Only ten musicals have ever won.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2020
The Humane Society of the United States hosted its 2020 To the Rescue! gala earlier this evening, raising over 2 million dollars to benefit the organization's animal rescue efforts. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was held virtually.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 14, 2020
BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge is keeping up with all of your favorite stars' latest projects on Backstage Live, bringing you in-depth interviews twice weekly. On November 12, he chatted with Tony winner Lillias White. Lillias will soon join Seth Rudetsky for two very special concerts on Sunday, November 15 (8pm) and Monday, November 16 (3pm).
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Nov 12, 2020
Tune in right here as he chats with Tony winner Lillias White. Lillias will soon join Seth Rudetsky for two very special concerts on Sunday, November 15 (8pm) and Monday, November 16 (3pm).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2020
This Thursday, November 12, 2020, South Pacific's Laurissa Romain joins an All-Star Line-Up of Tony Award-Winners in a Virtual Benefit Concert for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's 'The Great Gutsby'