Alec Baldwin Joins McEntire-Mitchell South Pacific; Principal Casting Complete

News   Alec Baldwin Joins McEntire-Mitchell South Pacific; Principal Casting Complete Principal casting is now complete for the all-star benefit concert of Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific set for June 9 at Carnegie Hall.
Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin

The latest additions to the cast include stage and screen star Alec Baldwin as Luther Billis, Alexio Barboza as Jerome, Alex de Castro as Ngana and Renita Croney as Liat. These actors join the previously announced Reba McEntire as Nellie Forbush, Brian Stokes Mitchell as Emile de Becque, Lillias White as Bloody Mary, Jason Danieley as Lt. Cable, Dylan Baker as Commander William Harbison, Conrad John Schuck as Captain Brackett, Alexander Gemignani as Stewpot and Tom Deckman as the Professor. The concert, under the direction of Walter Bobbie, will feature an adapted script by David Ives. Paul Gemignani will conduct the Orchestra of St. Luke's for the 8 PM performance. The remainder of the creative team includes John Lee Beatty (scenic consultant), Catherine Zuber (costume consultant), Alan Adelman (lighting designer) and Acme Sound Partners (sound design).

South Pacific features songs by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II and was drawn from James Michener's "Tales of the South Pacific." Mary Martin and Ezio Pinza co-starred in the original Broadway production, which boasted such classic songs as "Some Enchanted Evening," "Younger Than Springtime," "Bali H'ai" and "A Wonderful Guy."

Alec Baldwin was most recently on Broadway in Twentieth Century. His other Broadway credits include A Streetcar Named Desire (Tony nomination), Serious Money and Loot (Theatre World Award). Baldwin was also nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in "The Cooler."

A limited number of tickets — priced $34, $52 and $78 — are available by calling CarnegieCharge at (212) 247-7800. Benefit tickets, priced $850, $1,000, $1,500 and $2,500, are also available by calling (212) 903-9679. For more information, visit the Carnegie Hall website at www.carnegiehall.org.