MusicalDramaOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Apr 07, 1949
Closing Date
Jan 16, 1954
Performances
1,925
MusicalDramaOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Majestic Theatre
(Apr 07, 1949 - May 16, 1953)
Broadway Theatre
(Jun 29, 1953 - Jan 16, 1954)

Setting
Two islands in the South Pacific. World War II.

Media
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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
Ensign Nellie Forbush
Emile de Becque
Bloody Mary
Luther Billis
Cmdr. William Harbison, U.S.N.
Lt. Joseph Cable, U.S.M.C.
Captain George Brackett, U.S.N.
Ensign Connie Walewska
Ensign Pamela Whitmore
Jerome
Alternate
Jerome
Alternate
Ensign Janet MacGregor
Seaman Tom O'Brien
Seabee Richard West
Lt. Buzz Adams
Ensemble
Lt. Genevieve Marshall
Seaman Thomas Hassinger
Yeoman Herbert Quale
Sgt. Kenneth Johnson
Petty Officer Hamilton Steves
Marcel
Henry's Assistant
 
Ensemble
Ensign Dinah Murphy
Ngana
Radio Operator Bob McCaffrey
Ensign Lisa Minelli
Seabee Morton Wise
Ensemble
Apr 07, 1949 - May 14, 1949
Ensign Sue Yaeger
Ensemble
Professor
Ensign Cora MacRae
Ensign Bessie Noonan
Stewpot
Ensemble
Seaman James Hayes
Bloody Mary's Assistant
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 (Emile de Becque, Cmdr. William Harbison, U.S.N.), Gene Smith (Professor) and Musa Williams (Bloody Mary)

Majestic Theatre (Apr 07, 1949 - May 16, 1953)

Musical Director: I. Frank Nowicki
Company Manager: Rube Bernstein
Assistant Stage Mgr: James Hammerstein and Eddie Rissien (circa. 1953 - ?); Stage Manager: Philip Mathias; General Stage Manager: Jean Barrere
Press Representative: John L. Toohey and Frank Goodman

Cast

Ensign Nellie Forbush
Jerome
Alternate
Ensign Lisa Minelli
 
Ensign Janet MacGregor
Jerome
Alternate
Ensign Pamela Whitmore
Emile de Becque
Stewpot
Ensign Connie Walewska
Ngana
Alternate
Jerome
Alternate
Bloody Mary
Ensemble
Ngana
Alternate
Ngana
Alternate
Seaman Gustl Schulz
Lt. Buzz Adams
Ensign Dinah Murphy
 
Ensign Pamela Whitmore
Seabee Richard West
Ensign Lisa Minelli
Radio Operator Bob McCaffrey
Lt. Genevieve Marshall
 
Ensign Cora MacRae
Bloody Mary's Assistant
Jerome
Alternate
Pvt. Victor Moulton
Radio Operator Bob McCaffrey
Ensign Pamela Whitmore
Radio Operator Bob McCaffrey
Seaman Tom O'Brien
Ensign Janet MacGregor
 
Ensign Dinah Murphy
Ensign Nellie Forbush
Ensemble
Ensign Connie Walewska
Ensign Sue Yaeger
Ensign Sue Yaeger
Lt. Genevieve Marshall
Ensign Bessie Noonan
Ensemble
Ensign Sue Yaeger
Seaman Tom O'Brien
 
Ensemble
 
Yeoman Herbert Quale
Emile de Becque
Ensign Janet MacGregor
 
Ensign Connie Walewska
Bloody Mary
Ensign Sue Yaeger
Jerome
Alternate
Lt. Genevieve Marshall
Emile de Becque
Petty Officer Hamilton Steves
Cmdr. William Harbison, U.S.N.
Seaman Tom O'Brien
Professor
Ensign Connie Walewska
Seaman Thomas Hassinger
Seaman Tom O'Brien
Ngana
Alternate
Radio Operator Bob McCaffrey
Seabee Richard West
Ngana
Alternate
Stewpot
Bloody Mary
Ensign Janet MacGregor
Understudies: Dort Clark (Luther Billis), Rosalie Davella (Ngana), William Diehl (Lt. Joseph Cable, U.S.M.C.), Betty Early (Ensign Nellie Forbush), Dickinson Eastham (Emile de Becque), George Finn (Jerome), Steve Holland (Stewpot), Mimi Kelly (Ensign Nellie Forbush), Dorothy Maruki (Liat), Bill Thunhurst (Lt. Joseph Cable, U.S.M.C.), Webb Tilton (Emile de Becque), Jack Weston (Luther Billis) and Billie Worth (Ensign Nellie Forbush)

Broadway Theatre (Jun 29, 1953 - Jan 16, 1954)

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Stage Manager: Nick Mayo

Cast

Ensign Sue Yaeger
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 and Luther Billis
You've Got To Be Taught
Lt. Joseph Cable, U.S.M.C.
This Nearly Was Mine
Emile de Becque
Some Enchanted Evening (Reprise)
Ensign Nellie Forbush
Act II Finale

Tony Award®

Best Musical

1950 Winner ; Produced in association with Leland Hayward and Joshua Logan
Produced by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan
Music by Richard Rodgers

Libretto

1950 Winner
Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan

Best Original Score

1950 Winner
Music by Richard Rodgers

Best Actor in a Musical

1950 Winner
Ezio Pinza

Best Actress in a Musical

1950 Winner
Mary Martin

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1950 Winner
Myron McCormick

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1950 Winner
Juanita Hall

Producer (Musical)

1950 Winner ; Produced in association with Leland Hayward and Joshua Logan
Produced by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II

Best Director

1950 Winner
Directed by Joshua Logan

Best Scenic Design

1949 Winner
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner

Pulitzer Prize

for Drama

1950 Winner
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan
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