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'South Pacific' in Concert from Carnegie Hall 

A concert performance of the famous Rodgers and Hammerstein musical play.


David Horn


Oscar Hammerstein II (book), Joshua Logan (book) | 2 more credits »


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Episode credited cast:
Reba McEntire ... Ensign Nellie Forbush
Brian Stokes Mitchell ... Emile de Becque
Jason Danieley ... Lt. Joseph Cable
Lillias White ... Bloody Mary
John Schuck ... Capt. George Brackett (as Conrad John Schuck)
Dylan Baker ... Cmdr. William Harbison
Alec Baldwin ... Luther Billis
Alexio Barboza Alexio Barboza ... Jerome, Emile's son
Alex De Castro Alex De Castro ... Ngana, Emile's daughter (as Alex de Castro)
Ren Croney ... Liat, Bloody Mary's daughter (as Renita Croney)
Tom Deckman Tom Deckman ... Professor
Alexander Gemignani ... Stewpot
Orchestra of St. Luke's Orchestra of St. Luke's ... Themselves - Orchestra
Paul Gemignani Paul Gemignani ... Himself - Conductor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Aldrich ... Ensemble - Tenor


A concert performance of the famous Rodgers and Hammerstein musical play.

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PBS [United States]





Release Date:

26 April 2006 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The original Broadway production of "South Pacific" opened at the Majestic Theater on April 7, 1949, ran for 1925 performances starring Mary Martin as Nellie Forbush and Ezio Pinza as Emile de Becque, won the 1950 Tony Award for the Best Musical, Libretto and Score and won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1950. See more »


At one point, Nellie Forbush asks Luther Billis if he finished her laundry yet. Alec Baldwin was reading ahead in the script and couldn't find his line immediately. He had to go back three or four pages in the script to find his line. See more »


Version of Live From Lincoln Center: South Pacific (2010) See more »

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Fresh, new version!!!
24 May 2006 | by rugglswSee all my reviews

I came across this version while flipping through channels and almost didn't stop as I have seen the play and movie versions so many times.

I am glad I did as this is an excellent fresh version of the well-worn South Pacific. Produced without sets or backdrops, the cast appeared on a bare stage with just the orchestra. This really placed the focus on the cast and their performances and they carried it off beautifully.

Reba was great as Nellie, her singing and acting were superb--she was very believable. Brian Stokes Mitchell's deep, rich baritone gave new life to the part of Emile. His voice is so much better suited to the part than those recorded previously (i.e. Enzo Pinza). His rendition of "This Nearly Was Mine" was so true you thought his heart was really broken by Nellie's rejection.

Alec Baldwin was a delightful surprise as Luther Billis. Ray Walston left big shoes to fill and Alec filled them to a "T". It was great to see big John Schuck as the commander on prime time TV again. The rest of the cast delivered inspired performances.

If you want a truly entertaining and thought provoking musical experience don't miss this new version of South Pacific!

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