Live From Lincoln Center: South Pacific
Airs Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Lincoln Center Theater’s Tony Award-winning production of “South Pacific,” Rodgers & Hammerstein’s musical theater classic, airs live from the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Based on James Michener’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book "Tales of the South Pacific," the musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples ― U.S. Navy nurse Nellie Forbush (Kelli O’Hara) and French plantation owner Emile de Becque (Paulo Szot), and Navy Airman Joe Cable and a young native girl, Liat ― and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of World War II and their own prejudices.
The score includes such classic songs as “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Younger Than Springtime,” “Bali Ha’i,” “There Is Nothin’ Like a Dame,” “A Wonderful Guy” and “This Nearly Was Mine.” Lincoln Center Theater’s revival, directed by Bartlett Sher, won seven Tonys.