Pittsinger, who played engagements throughout the Broadway run of South Pacific, currently stars as Emile de Becque on the tour. He will depart the production March 6, at which time Jason Howard (who previously appeared in the role on tour) will rejoin the company beginning March 8 and continue to April 10, the closing performance.
The principal cast also features Carmen Cusack (Elphaba in the national tour of Wicked) as Ensign Nellie Forbush, Anderson Davis (Lt. Cable), Timothy Gulan (Luther Billis), Jodi Kimura (Bloody Mary), Gerry Becker (Capt. Brackett), Peter Rini (Cmdr. Harbison), Sumie Maeda (Liat), Rusty Ross (Professor), Genson Blimline (Stewpot), Christina Carrera (Ngana) and CJ Palma (Jerome).
Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1949 World War II-set musical returned to Broadway via Lincoln Center Theater March 1, 2008, and officially opened April 3, 2008. It concluded its two-year Broadway run Aug. 22, 2010.
Originally conceived for the thrust stage of the Vivian Beaumont Theater, the touring production has been reconfigured for the proscenium stage. Similar to the Broadway production, which employs a 30-piece orchestra, the touring production features 26 musicians, 4 of whom travel with the production, while 22 are hired locally. South Pacific earned seven 2008 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Direction, Best Scenic Design, Best Costumes, Best Lighting and Best Sound.
For tickets visit SouthPacificonTour.