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South Pacific   

Majestic Theatre, (4/07/1949 - 5/16/1953)
Broadway Theatre, (6/29/1953 - 1/16/1954)
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Opening Date: Apr 07, 1949    
Closing Date: Jan 16, 1954 Total Performances: 1925

Category: Musical, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: Two islands in the South Pacific. World War II.

Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Magoro Operating Corporation
Produced by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II; Produced in association with Leland Hayward and Joshua Logan
Music by Richard Rodgers; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan; Based on "Tales of the South Pacific" by James A. Michener; Musical Director: Salvatore Dell'Isola; Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
Directed by Joshua Logan; Musical Staging by Joshua Logan
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Motley; Assistant to Mr. Mielziner: John Harvey and Furth Ullman
General Manager: Morris Jacobs; Company Manager: Maurice Winters
General Stage Manager: Charles Atkins; Stage Manager: Jean Barrere; Assistant Stage Mgr: Beau Tilden
Orchestra Personnel Manager: Sol Gusikoff; Assistant to Mr. Rodgers: Trude Rittman
General Press Representative: Michel Mok; Press Representative: Helen Hoerle and Peggy Phillips; Casting: John Fearnley; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner; Assistant to Mr. Rodgers: Evelyn Nolt and Margot Hopkins; Assistant to Mr. Logan: James Awe
Mary MartinEnsign Nellie Forbush
Ezio PinzaEmile de Becque
Juanita HallBloody Mary
Myron McCormickLuther Billis
Betta St. JohnLiat
Harvey StephensCmdr. William Harbison, U.S.N.
William TabbertLt. Joseph Cable, U.S.M.C.
Martin WolfsonCaptain George Brackett, U.S.N.
Mardi BayneEnsign Connie Walewska
Evelyn ColbyEnsign Pamela Whitmore
Michael De LeonJerome
Noel De LeonJerome
Sandra DeelEnsign Janet MacGregor
Bill DwyerSeaman Tom O'Brien
Dickinson EasthamSeabee Richard West
Don FellowsLt. Buzz Adams
William FergusonEnsemble
Jacqueline FisherLt. Genevieve Marshall
Jack FontanSeaman Thomas Hassinger
Alan GilbertYeoman Herbert Quale
Thomas GleasonSgt. Kenneth Johnson
Jim HawthornePetty Officer Hamilton Steves
Richard LooMarcel
Henry's Assistant
Roslynd LoweEnsign Dinah Murphy
Barbara LunaNgana
Biff McGuireRadio Operator Bob McCaffrey
Gloria MeliEnsign Lisa Minelli
Henry MichelSeabee Morton Wise
Alex NicolEnsemble
Pat NorthropEnsign Sue Yaeger
Mary Ann ReeveEnsemble
Fred SadoffProfessor
Bernice SaundersEnsign Cora MacRae
Archie SavageAbner
Helena SchurgotEnsign Bessie Noonan
Richard SilveraHenry
Henry SlateStewpot
Eugene SmithEnsemble
Beau TildenSeaman James Hayes
Musa WilliamsBloody Mary's Assistant
Chin YuEnsemble
Understudies: Thomas Gleason (Captain George Brackett, U.S.N.), Arthur Hammond (Radio Operator Bob McCaffrey, Yeoman Herbert Quale), Cloris Leachman (Ensign Nellie Forbush), Richard Loo (Henry), William McGraw (Lt. Buzz Adams), Henry Michel (Cmdr. William Harbison, U.S.N., Emile de Becque), Gene Smith (Professor) and Musa Williams (Bloody Mary)
Tony Award®
winner 1950 Best Musical [winner] 
 Produced in association with Joshua Logan and Leland Hayward ;  Produced by Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers ;  Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II ;  Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan ;  Music by Richard Rodgers
winner 1950 Libretto [winner] 
 Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan
winner 1950 Best Original Score [winner] 
 Music by Richard Rodgers
winner 1950 Best Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Ezio Pinza
winner 1950 Best Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Mary Martin
winner 1950 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Myron McCormick
winner 1950 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Juanita Hall
winner 1950 Producer (Musical) [winner] 
 Produced by Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers ;  Produced in association with Leland Hayward and Joshua Logan
winner 1950 Best Director [winner] 
 Directed by Joshua Logan
winner 1949 Best Scenic Design [winner] 
  Jo Mielziner
Pulitzer Prize
winner 1950 for Drama [winner] 
 Music by Richard Rodgers ;  Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II ;  Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan
ACT 1 Sung By
Dites-Moi PourquoiNgana and Jerome
A Cockeyed OptimistEnsign Nellie Forbush
Twin SoliloquiesEnsign Nellie Forbush and Emile de Becque
Some Enchanted EveningEmile de Becque
Bloody Mary Is The Girl I LoveSailors, Seabees and Marines
There's Nothing Like a DameLuther Billis, Sailors, Seabees and Marines
Bali Ha'iBloody Mary
I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My HairEnsign Nellie Forbush and Nurses
I'm In Love With a Wonderful GuyEnsign Nellie Forbush and Nurses
Younger Than SpringtimeLt. Joseph Cable, U.S.M.C.
Act I FinaleEnsign Nellie Forbush and Emile de Becque
ACT 2 Sung By
Soft Shoe DanceNurses and Seabees
Happy TalkBloody Mary, Liat and Lt. Joseph Cable, U.S.M.C.
Honey BunEnsign Nellie Forbush
You've Got To Be TaughtLt. Joseph Cable, U.S.M.C.
Honey BunLuther Billis
This Nearly Was MineEmile de Becque
Some Enchanted Evening (Reprise) Ensign Nellie Forbush
Act II Finale