Schuck Joins Cast of Mitchell-McEntire South Pacific

News   Schuck Joins Cast of Mitchell-McEntire South Pacific Conrad John Schuck has joined the all-star cast of the benefit concert of South Pacific set for June 9 at Carnegie Hall.

According to the official Carnegie Hall website, Shuck, most recently on Broadway in the revival of Annie Get Your Gun, will play Captain Brackett. Shuck joins the previously announced Jason Danieley as Lt. Cable, Lillias White as Bloody Mary, Reba McEntire as Nellie Forbush and Brian Stokes Mitchell as Emile de Becque. Additional casting will be announced shortly.

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 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."

Conrad John Schuck made his Broadway debut in the original production of Annie and was also seen in the revivals of that musical and Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun. His numerous screen appearances include "Macmillan & Wife," "M*A*S*H," "Outrageous Fortune," "Star Trek IV" and "Star Trek VI."

Tickets for South Pacific will be made available to Carnegie Hall patrons, friends and subscribers in April. 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.