South Pacific

Musical - Original

Majestic Theatre (April 07, 1949 - May 16, 1953)
Broadway Theatre (June 29, 1953 - January 16, 1954)
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  • Opening Date: April 7, 1949
  • Closing Date: January 16, 1954
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 1925

Book: Joshua Logan, Oscar Hammerstein II

Music: Richard Rodgers

Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II

Synopsis

South Pacific follows the lives of U.S. military men, nurses and residents of a Polynesian island during World War II, based on James Michener's Tales of the South Pacific and featuring a score by Rodgers and Hammerstein.

 

Opening Night Cast

Mary Martin in South Pacific Mary Martin Ensign Nellie Forbush
Ezio Pinza Emile de Becque
Myron McCormick Luther Billis
Juanita Hall Bloody Mary
William Tabbert Lt. Joseph Cable, U.S.M.C.
Betta St. John Liat
Martin Wolfson Captain George Brackett, U.S.N.
Harvey Stephens Cmdr. William Harbison, U.S.N.
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Opening Night Production Credits

Oscar Hammerstein II Oscar Hammerstein II Book
Joshua Logan Joshua Logan Book
Richard Rodgers Richard Rodgers Music
Oscar Hammerstein II Oscar Hammerstein II Lyrics
Joshua Logan Joshua Logan Director
Joshua Logan Joshua Logan Musical Staging
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1948 - 1949

 
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Awards


New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1949 Best Musical Richard Rodgers
Oscar Hammerstein II
Winner

Pulitzer Prize

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1950 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Richard Rodgers
Oscar Hammerstein II
Joshua Logan
Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1950 Actor in a Musical Ezio Pinza Winner
1950 Actress in a Musical Mary Martin Winner
1950 Author of a Musical Oscar Hammerstein II
Joshua Logan
Winner
1950 Composer Richard Rodgers Winner
1950 Direction (pre-1960) Joshua Logan Winner
1950 Featured Actor in a Musical Myron McCormick Winner
1950 Featured Actress in a Musical Juanita Hall Winner
1950 Musical Richard Rodgers
Oscar Hammerstein II
Joshua Logan
Leland Hayward
Winner
1950 Producer of a Musical Leland Hayward
Joshua Logan
Richard Rodgers
Oscar Hammerstein II
Winner
1949 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Jo Mielziner Winner
 
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