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Live From Lincoln Center: South Pacific

Lincoln Center Theater’s Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s musical classic stars Paulo Szot (left) as Emile de Becque and Kelli O'Hara (right) as Nellie Forbush. Directed by Bartlett Sher, the production won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival, as well as the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Award for Best Musical Revival.
Courtesy of Joan Marcus
Lincoln Center Theater’s Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s musical classic stars Paulo Szot (left) as Emile de Becque and Kelli O'Hara (right) as Nellie Forbush. Directed by Bartlett Sher, the production won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival, as well as the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Award for Best Musical Revival.

Airs Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

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.

"South Pacific" Video Montage

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