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Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific musical (2008)

The script for the musical was written by O. Hammerstein & J. Logan, music belongs to the composer R. Rodgers. These are honorable theater-makers, thanks to the work of which the world has seen a lot of interesting performances, including the legendary ‘Oklahoma!’. Regarding this project particularly, it was partly based on the book by Pulitzer laureate James A. Michener, titled ‘Tales of the South Pacific’. Creation raises a number of topical issues. In particular, the plot pays a lot of attention to racial discrimination, which is one of the main problems of modern society.

The first Broadway’s musical appearance dated April 1949. As the venue was chosen Majestic Theatre. The performance immediately gained a lot of fans and had strong support from critics. For several years, the audience has seen 1925 productions. At that time, it was the second result of running duration (first place belonged to the already mentioned ‘Oklahoma!’). The main role in the production performed M. Martin & E. Pinza. Having learned that the performers have agreed to participate in the project, the composer especially for them created a few songs, which all have been recognized classics, and to this day with pleasure listened by many people.

After nearly 60 years, creation returned to Broadway (in April 2008). All 996 performances were shown to viewers in Vivian Beaumont Theatre. Directing the performance was entrusted to B. Sherr. The team also included: choreographer C. Gattelli, bandleader R. R. Bennett, set designer M. Yeargan, costume designer C. Zuber & lighting designer D. Holder. The new project fully met the expectations of the audience and critics. It managed to get closer to the success of original histrionics that for many years thought to be impossible task. In 2008, the production was able to win at once 7 figurines of Tony. These included the main theatre award – for Best Musical. In addition to the above-mentioned two appearances on Broadway, creations twice staged in the West End (1951 and 2001). In 1958, was released the same-named film with R. Brazzi in the title role.
Release date: 2008
Last Update:May, 31st 2016

Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific lyrics list

  1. Dites-Moi
  2. A Cockeyed Optimist
  3. Twin Soliloquies   add
  4. Twin Soliloquies
  5. Some Enchanted Evening
  6. Bloody Mary
  7. There Is Nothin' Like a Dame
  8. Bali Ha'i
  9. My Girl Back Home
  10. I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair
  11. Reprise: Some Enchanted Evening   add
  12. Wonderful Guy
  13. Reprise: Bali Ha'i   add
  14. Younger Than Springtime
  15. Reprise: A Wonderful Guy   add
  16. This Is How It Feels   add
  17. Finale Act I   add
  18. Happy Talk
  19. Reprise: Younger than Springtime   add
  20. Honey Bun
  21. You've Got To Be Carefully Taught
  22. This Nearly Was Mine
  23. Reprise: Some Enchanted Evening   add
  24. Reprise: Honey Bun   add
  25. Finale Ultimo
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