Lincoln Center Theater’s gorgeous revival of South Pacific is exiting Broadway in style: The production went national in a live PBS broadcast on August 18, and four of its original stars (Kelli O’Hara as Nellie Forbush, Paulo Szot as Emile de Becque, Danny Burstein as Luther Billis and Loretta Ables Sayre as Bloody Mary) are back together for the final performance on August 22. In honor of this memorable musical, resident artist Justin ‘Squigs’ Robertson worked his pen-and-ink magic to capture the stars (including Andrew Samonsky as Lt. Cable) as we’ll always remember them, onstage at the Vivian Beaumont Theater in South Pacific.
About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Photo by Matthew Murphy