Vivian Beaumont Theater in New York
Address: 150 West 65th Street
Opens: April 3rd
Category: Musical Revival
& Hammerstein's South Pacific is set on a tropical
island in the Pacific during World War II, where US Navy
nurse Nellie Forbush falls in love with local plantation
owner Emile De Becque. Meanwhile, Lt. Joe Cable has fallen
in love with young Liat, daughter of the irrepressible
Bloody Mary. Both couples' happiness is threatened by
the realities of the war and by their own prejudices.
Also on the island are dozens of locals and Navy, all
of whom seem to break into glorious song and dance at
just the right moments.
Sher directs this revival, the first time South Pacific
has been seen on Broadway since its premiere in 1949.
The original production garnered extraordinary acclaim
and countless awards including nine Tonys and a Pulitzer
Prize. The revival includes such classic songs as "Some
Enchanted Evening," "Bali Ha'i," "A
Wonderful Guy," and "Nothing Like a Dame."