South Pacific, casting complete

The Lincoln center has announced the complete cast for their upcoming Broadway revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein�S South Pacific which will play at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre from 1 Mar - 22 Jun 2008.

Sean Cullen, Victor Hawks, Luka Kain, Li Jun Li, Laurissa Romain, Thomas G. Waites and Noah Weisberg, join the previously announced Kelli O�Hara as Ensign Nellie Forbush, Paulo Szot as Emile de Becque, Loretta Ables Sayre as Bloody Mary, Matthew Morrison as Lt. Joseph Cable and Danny Burstein as Luther Billis.

The ensemble features Becca Ayers, Wendi Bergimani, Genson Bimline, Grady McLeod Bowman, Charlie Brady, Matt Caplan, Christian Carter, Helmar Augustus Cooper, Jeremy Davis, Margot de la Barre, Christian Delcroix, Laura Marie Duncan, Mike Evariste, Laura Griffith, Lisa Howard, Maryann Hu, Zachary James, Robert Lenzi, Garrett Long, Nick Mayo, George Merrick, William Michals, Kimber Monroe, Emily Morales, Darius Nichols, George Psomas, Andrew Samonsky and Jerold E. Solomon.

The production of South Pacific, the first to be mounted on Broadway since the Pulitzer Prize winning musical premiered in 1949, will be directed by Barlett Sher and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli.

Director Bartlett Sher, was nominated for a 2005 Tony Award for his direction of the the musical 'Light in the Piazza', and again in 2006 for his direction of Clifford Odets 'Awake and Sing!', both presented by Lincoln Center Theater.

Based on James Michener�s �Tales of the South Pacific,� South Pacific has music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein and a book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan.

The musical will have sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber and lighting by Donald Holder, sound by Scott Lehrer and musical direction by Ted Sperling.

The story takes place during World War II: in the South Pacific love is found between a young nurse, Nellie Forbush and an older French plantation owner, Emile de Becque, but the war is tearing them apart.

South Pacific features such classic songs as: 'A Cockeyed Optimist'; 'Some Enchanted Evening'; 'There Is Nothing Like a Dame' and 'Bali Ha'i', to name a few.

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