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South Pacific   

Majestic Theatre, (4/07/1949 - 5/16/1953)
Broadway Theatre, (6/29/1953 - 1/16/1954)
First Preview: Total Previews:
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
Cast
Mary Martin
Ensign Nellie Forbush
Ezio Pinza
Emile de Becque
Juanita Hall
Bloody Mary
Myron McCormick
Luther Billis
Betta St. John
Liat
Harvey Stephens
Cmdr. William Harbison, U.S.N.
William Tabbert
Lt. Joseph Cable, U.S.M.C.
Martin Wolfson
Captain George Brackett, U.S.N.
Mardi Bayne
Ensign Connie Walewska
Evelyn Colby
Ensign Pamela Whitmore
Michael De Leon
Jerome
Alternate
Noel De Leon
Jerome
Alternate
Sandra Deel
Ensign Janet MacGregor
Bill Dwyer
Seaman Tom O'Brien
Dickinson Eastham
Seabee Richard West
Don Fellows
Lt. Buzz Adams
William Ferguson
Ensemble
Jacqueline Fisher
Lt. Genevieve Marshall
Jack Fontan
Seaman Thomas Hassinger
Alan Gilbert
Yeoman Herbert Quale
Thomas Gleason
Sgt. Kenneth Johnson
Jim Hawthorne
Petty Officer Hamilton Steves
Richard Loo
Marcel
Henry's Assistant
Ensemble
Roslynd Lowe
Ensign Dinah Murphy
Barbara Luna
Ngana
Biff McGuire
Radio Operator Bob McCaffrey
Gloria Meli
Ensign Lisa Minelli
Henry Michel
Seabee Morton Wise
Alex Nicol
Ensemble
Pat Northrop
Ensign Sue Yaeger
Mary Ann Reeve
Ensemble
Fred Sadoff
Professor
Bernice Saunders
Ensign Cora MacRae
Archie Savage
Abner
Helena Schurgot
Ensign Bessie Noonan
Richard Silvera
Henry
Henry Slate
Stewpot
Eugene Smith
Ensemble
Beau Tilden
Seaman James Hayes
Musa Williams
Bloody Mary's Assistant
Chin Yu
Ensemble
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 Pourquoi Ngana and Jerome
A Cockeyed Optimist Ensign Nellie Forbush
Twin Soliloquies Ensign Nellie Forbush and Emile de Becque
Some Enchanted Evening Emile de Becque
Bloody Mary Is The Girl I Love Sailors, Seabees and Marines
There's Nothing Like a Dame Luther Billis, Sailors, Seabees and Marines
Bali Ha'i Bloody Mary
I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair Ensign Nellie Forbush and Nurses
I'm In Love With a Wonderful Guy Ensign Nellie Forbush and Nurses
Younger Than Springtime Lt. Joseph Cable, U.S.M.C.
Act I Finale Ensign Nellie Forbush and Emile de Becque
ACT 2 Sung By
Soft Shoe Dance Nurses and Seabees
Happy Talk Bloody Mary, Liat and Lt. Joseph Cable, U.S.M.C.
Honey Bun Ensign Nellie Forbush
You've Got To Be Taught Lt. Joseph Cable, U.S.M.C.
Honey Bun Luther Billis
This Nearly Was Mine Emile de Becque
Some Enchanted Evening (Reprise) Ensign Nellie Forbush
Act II Finale