The 1949 musical will play in Carnegie Hall's Isaac Stern Auditorium June 9, 2005. Walter Bobbie (Chicago, the upcoming Sweet Charity) will direct the concert. Patrick Summers will conduct the Orchestra of St. Luke's for the 8 PM performance.
Country singer McEntire, who was a critical darling for her stint in the 1999 revival of Annie Get Your Gun, will portray Nellie Forbush in the show.
Tony Award winner Mitchell — who has starred on Broadway in Man of La Mancha, Ragtime and Kiss Me, Kate — will perform as Emile de Becque. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
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."
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.