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Vivian Beaumont Theater

Set on a tropical island in the Pacific during World War II, a U.S. Navy nurse falls in love with a local plantation owner. This classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, the winner of seven 2008 Tony Awards, features one of the most romantic scores of all time.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Aug. 22, 2010.

Theater

Vivian Beaumont Theater

150 West 65th Street
New York, NY 10023

Story

This epic musical romance centers on a group of American sailors and Navy nurses stationed in the South Pacific during World War II. Arkansas native Nellie Forbush befriends and quickly falls for Emile de Becque, a French expatriate and plantation owner, and Lt. Joe Cable finds himself in a passionate affair with Liat, the young daughter of Bloody Mary, the local grass-skirt peddler. As the war against Japan escalates, reality sets in for both Forbush and Cable, who struggle to reconcile their unconventional love affairs with their long-held prejudices and insecurities.

Show Dates

Preview

Mar 01 2008

Opening

Apr 03 2008

Closing

Aug 22 2010

Critics' Reviews

"Love blossoms fast and early in [Bartlett Sher's] rapturous revival...Brooks Atkinson described the show as a tenderly beautiful idyll of genuine people inexplicably tossed together in a strange corner of the world.' I think a lot of us had forgotten that's what South Pacific is really about. In making the past feel unconditionally present, this production restores a glorious gallery of genuine people who were only waiting to be resurrected."

Review by Ben Brantley from The New York Times

"Extraordinary! Impeccably acted and designed. Bartlett Sher's meticulous and dramatic direction is also extraordinary. The show is filled with fantastic and familiar songs that sound fresh and exciting."

Review by Joe Dziemianowicz from New York Daily News

Show Dates

Preview

Mar 01 2008

Opening

Apr 03 2008

Closing

Aug 22 2010
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