Jason Danieley Joins Cast of Reba McEntire-Brian Stokes Mitchell South Pacific; Creative Team Announced

News   Jason Danieley Joins Cast of Reba McEntire-Brian Stokes Mitchell South Pacific; Creative Team Announced
 
Broadway favorite Jason Danieley is the latest addition to the cast of the star-studded benefit concert of South Pacific set for June 9 at Carnegie Hall.

According to the official Carnegie Hall website, Danieley, most recently on Broadway in The Full Monty, will play Lt. Cable. Danieley joins the previously announced Lillias White as Bloody Mary, Reba McEntire as Nellie Forbush and Brian Stokes Mitchell as Emile de Becque. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

The concert, under the direction of Walter Bobbie, will feature an adapted script by Bobbie and David Ives. Paul Gemignani will conduct the Orchestra of St. Luke's for the 8 PM performance.

The remainder of the creative team for the one-night-only event 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."

Jason Danieley recently played Dr. Rey in the Signature Theatre's production of The Highest Yellow. He starred on Broadway as Malcolm MacGregor in The Full Monty, a role he repeated in London. For his Broadway debut in Candide, Danieley received a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk nomination. His other theatrical credits include the City Center Encores! production of Strike Up the Band as well as Off-Broadway runs in Dream True and Floyd Collins. Tickets will be made available to Carnegie Hall patrons, friends and subscribers in April 2005. For benefit tickets, call the Special Events Office at (212) 903-6979. Remaining tickets (priced from $34-$149) will be made available at a later date. For more information, visit the Carnegie Hall website at www.carnegiehall.org.

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