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About the Show

A classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical based on James A. Michener's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1947 book "Tales of the South Pacific."

Story: Nellie, a nurse on a Pacific Island during WWII, falls in love with de Becque, a local planter. However, when she learns he is a widower with two half-caste children, she cannot accept the situation. Meanwhile, Cable falls in love with a Polynesian girl named Liat. Cable and de Bacque go off together on a spy mission and the two women wait in hope of their return.

Cast and Creative Team

Composer: Richard Rodgers
Lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein II
Librettist: Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan

Broadway Premiere
Theatre: Majestic Theatre, Broadway Theatre
Opening Night: Apr 7, 1949
Total Performances: 1925
Original Cast: Mary Martin, Ezio Pinza, Juanita Hall, Myron McCormick, Betta St. John, Harvey Stephens, William Tabbert, Martin Wolfson, Mardi Bayne, Evelyn Colby, Sandra Deel, Bill Dwyer, Dickinson Eastham, Don Fellows, Jacqueline Fisher, Jack Fontan, Alan Gilbert, Thomas Gleason, Jim Hawthorne, Richard Loo, Roslynd Lowe, Barbara Luna, Biff McGuire, Gloria Meli, Henry Michel, Pat Northrop, Fred Sadoff, Bernice Saunders, Archie Savage, Helena Schurgot, Richard Silvera, Henry Slate, Beau Tilden, Musa Williams
Director and Choreographer: Joshua Logan
Producer: Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Musical Director: Salvatore Dell'Isola
Orchestrations: Robert Russell Bennett
Scenic and Lighting Design: Jo Mielziner
Costume Design: Motley

1955 Broadway Revival
Theatre: City Center
Opening Night: May 4, 1955
Total Performances: 15
Original Cast: Richard Armbruster, Helen Baisley, Herb Banke, Emy Boselli, Warren J. Brown, Richard Collett, Sandra Deel, Clifford Fearl, Don Fellows, Nick Gentile, Edith Lane, Carol Lawrence, Howard Lear, Theresa Mari, Frank Maxwell, Eileen Moran, Antonio Obregon, Balentin Obregon, Louise Pearl, Michelle Reiner, Seth Riggs, J. J. Riley, Bob Rippy, Gene Saks, Janice Samarie, Richard Silvera, Henry Slate, Margaret Sokal, Elaine Spaulding, Sylvia Syms, Evans Thornton, Murray Vines, Ralph Vucci, Julie Winston, Martin Wolfson
Director: Charles Atkin
Producer: New York City Center Light Opera Company
Musical Director: Frederick Dvonch
Orchestrations: Robert Russell Bennett
Scenic and Lighting Design: Jo Mielziner
Costume Design: Motley

2008 Broadway Revival
Theatre: Vivian Beaumont Theatre
Opening Night: Apr 3, 2008
Total Performances: Still Playing
Original Cast: Kelli O'Hara, Paulo Szot, Loretta Ables Sayre, Danny Burstein, Sean Cullen, Victor W. Hawks, Luka Kain, Li Jun Li, Matthew Morrison, Laurissa Romain, Skipp Sudduth, Noah Weisberg, Becca Ayers, Genson Blimline, Charlie Brady, Matt Caplan, Christian Carter, Helmar Augustus Cooper, Jeremy Davis, Margot de la Barre, Christian Delcroix, Laura Marie Duncan, Mike Evariste, Laura Griffith, Lisa Howard, MaryAnn Hu, Zachary James, Robert Lenzi, Garrett Long, Nick Mayo, George Merrick, Kimber Monroe, Emily Morales, Andrew Samonsky, Jerold E. Solomon
Director: Bartlett Sher
Choreographer: Christopher Gattelli
Producer: Lincoln Center Theater
Musical Director: Ted Sperling
Orchestrations: Robert Russell Bennett
Scenic Design: Michael Yeargan
Costume Design: Catherine Zuber
Lighting Design: Donald Holder

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