WABC-TV Rebroadcasts "South Pacific" Special May 25

News   WABC-TV Rebroadcasts "South Pacific" Special May 25 "A Salute to Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific," which debuted on WABC-TV May 17, will be rebroadcast May 25.
Mary Martin and Kelli O'Hara as South Pacific's Nellie.
Mary Martin and Kelli O'Hara as South Pacific's Nellie. Photo by Halsman (Martin) and Joan Marcus (O'Hara)

The half-hour special will air at 5:30 AM ET on WABC-TV (Channel 7 in the New York area); check local listings.

Hosted by news anchor Sade Baderinwa, the program offers a behind-the-scenes look at the critically acclaimed revival that recently opened at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater. "A Salute" includes interviews with South Pacific stars Kelli O'Hara, Paulo Szot, Matthew Morrison, Danny Burstein and Loretta Ables Sayre as well as director Bartlett Sher and Mary Rodgers Guettel (daughter of composer Richard Rodgers).

The broadcast also includes rarely-seen footage of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II as well as performance footage of original South Pacific stars Mary Martin and Ezio Pinza.

The original cast recording of the Lincoln Center Theater production of South Pacific will be released May 27 by Sony Masterworks.

For more information visit www.SouthPacificMusical.com.

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