To mark the 75th anniversary of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” musical, Lincoln Center will stage a landmark concert version of the beloved production, assembling the original 2008 revival cast that staged the show at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre.  The one-nighter is set for Dec. 9.

The milestone concert presentation, to be directed by Bartlett Sher, will be part of  Lincoln Center’s 2024-25 season.

Loretta Ables Sayre

The show, which earned seven Tony Awards—the most for a revival — will include Hawaii’s Loretta Ables Sayre, who made her Broadway debut and earned a Tony nomination for her performance as Bloody Mary. She performs two iconic tunes, “Happy Talk” and
“Bali Hai,” in the score.

Besides Ables Sayre, the luminous cast also featured Kelli O’Hara as Nellie Forbush and Paulo Szot as Emile de Becque. Danny Burstein as Luther Billis and Matthew Morrison as Lieutenant Cable.

Sher’s colleague, Christopher Gattelli, choreographed the musical in the pristine Lincoln Center stage, and the show won all four Tonys in the technical categories.

Sher was Best Director, Szot won the Tony for Leading Actor in a Musical and “South Pacific” was the Best Revival of  Musical…

‘Newsies’ auditions at Paliku

Auditions for Disney’s “Newsies” musical will be held at 6:30 p.m. today (June 17) and tomorrow at Paliku Theatre, at Windward Community College.

The auditions are open to youths and adults — it’s a community venture, not children’s theater — will be held at 6:30 p.m. today (June 17) and tomorrow (June 18) at Paliku

Mary Hicks will direct.


And that’s Show Biz…

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