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“South Pacific” in Concert from Carnegie Hall

Production Credits

Performers Reba McEntire: Ensign Nellie Forbush Brian Stokes Mitchell: Emile de Becque Jason Danieley: Lt. Joseph Cable Lillias White: Bloody Mary Conrad John Schuck: Capt. George Brackett Dylan Baker: Cmdr. William Harbison Alec Baldwin: Luther Billis Alexio Barboza: Jerome, Emile’s son Alex de Castro: Ngana, Emile’s daughter Renita Croney: Liat, Bloody Mary’s daughter Alexander Gemignani: […]

“South Pacific” in Concert from Carnegie Hall

Interview: Brian Stokes Mitchell, Actor

Brian Stokes Mitchell, the dashing baritone and acclaimed actor in several Broadway productions, plays the French planter Emile de Becque in the concert version of “South Pacific.” Mitchell was born in Seattle and grew up on naval bases in Guam and the Philippines, where his father was a civilian engineer for the military. He began […]

“South Pacific” in Concert from Carnegie Hall

Essay: A New Challenge for Not-So-New Talents

The year 1949 found Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein at a crossroads in their collaboration. They had enjoyed outstanding success together with “Oklahoma!” (1943) and “Carousel” (1945) on stage and with STATE FAIR (1945) on the screen, but they had stumbled awkwardly with “Allegro” (1947) on Broadway. The ambitious, experimental work had much to recommend […]

“South Pacific” in Concert from Carnegie Hall

Introduction

“SOUTH PACIFIC” IN CONCERT FROM CARNEGIE HALL premiered on April 26, 2006 on PBS (check local listings). Based on James Michener’s Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of short stories TALES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s own Pulitzer Prize-winning blockbuster was a landmark of post-World War II Broadway, a provocative romantic drama that beguiled audiences with […]

Kiss Me, Kate

Production Credits

Web Credits Producer: Anu Krishnan Art Director: Sabina Daley Designer & Flash Programmer: Karen Mattson Graphic Art: Karen Mattson Technical Director: Brian Lee PHP Scripting: Ben Chappel Production Assistant: Diana Cofres√≠-Terrero Copy Editor: Leslie Kriesel HTML Implementation Assistance: Brian Santalone Writer: Michael Coveney Television Credits Brent Barrett, Rachel York, Nancy Anderson, and Michael Berresse Jack […]

Kiss Me, Kate

Musical Selections

“Another Op’nin’, Another Show” Music and lyrics by Cole Porter Kaye E. Brown, Company “Why Can’t You Behave?” Music and lyrics by Cole Porter Nancy Anderson, Michael Berresse “Wunderbar” Music and lyrics by Cole Porter Brent Barrett, Rachel York “So in Love” Music and lyrics by Cole Porter Rachel York “We Open in Venice” Music […]

Kiss Me, Kate

A Smashing Revival

Cole Porter’s 1948 score was his major effort at an “integrated” musical in the wake of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” and “Carousel.” So the story hangs together and the songs all have their place. But here is the achievement of Blakemore and his team: they go beyond that, so the breadth of Porter’s musical genius […]

Kiss Me, Kate

Introduction

The first Broadway revival in nearly 50 years of the musical comedy masterpiece by composer Cole Porter and authors Sam and Bella Spewack not only enchanted critics and delighted audiences, but also went on to triumph as one of the biggest prize-winners of the 2000 season. Taking its inspiration from Shakespeare, “Kiss Me, Kate” recounts […]