South Pacific

Play - Original

Cort Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: December 29, 1943
  • Closing Date: January 1, 1944
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 5

Playwright: Dorothy Heyward, Howard Rigsby


A torpedoed black seaman lands on an island in the South Pacific and is content to stay with the natives rather than return to fight for a war he doesn't care about, until his captain companion is killed on another mission.


Opening Night Cast

Canada Lee Sam Johnson
Ruby Dee in South Pacific Ruby Dee Native
Kaie Deei Japanese Voice
George Fisher Native
Emanuel Gillard Native Child
Clyde Goines Native Child
Gordon Heath Native
Daniel Johnson Liliboi
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Dorothy Heyward Writer
  Howard Rigsby Writer
  Robert Shaw Choral Director
Lee Strasberg Lee Strasberg Staging
  Boris Aronson Scenic Design
  David Lowe Producer
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1943 - 1944

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