PHOTO CALL: South Pacific Cast Cuts New Recording

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Kelli O'Hara, Paulo Szot, Matthew Morisson and the cast of the Broadway revival of South Pacific recorded the classic Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II score for a forthcoming cast album.

David Caddick and David Lai are producing the recording of the new musical — which plays the Vivian Beaumont Theater — for Sony BMG's Masterworks Broadway label (due in stores May 27).

O'Hara plays Nellie Forbush opposite Szot's Emile de Becque under the direction of Bartlett Sher. Morrison (as Lt. Cable) is also featured along with Danny Burstein (Luther Billis), Loretta Ables Sayre (Bloody Mary, Sean Cullen (Cmdr. William Harbison), Victor Hawks (Stewpot), Luka Kain (Jerome), Li Jun Li (Liat), Laurissa Romain (Ngana), Skipp Sudduth (Captain George Brackett) and Noah Weisberg (Professor).

The Lincoln Center Theater production also includes Becca Ayers, Wendi Bergamini, Genson Blimline, Grady McLeod Bowman, Charlie Brady, Matt Caplan, Christian Carter, Helmar Augustus Cooper, Jeremy Davis, Margot de la Barre, Christian Delcroix, Laura Marie Duncan, Mike Evariste, Laura Griffith, Lisa Howard, Maryann Hu, Zachary James, Robert Lenzi, Garrett Long, Nick Mayo, George Merrick, William Michals, Kimber Monroe, Emily Morales, Darius Nichols, George Psomas, Andrew Samonsky and Jerold E. Solomon in the ensemble.

Here are some photos from the April 14 session at New York's Legacy Recording Studios:

The South Pacific orchestra
Paulo Szot Kelli O’Hara
Alice Hammerstein Matthias, Mary Rodgers and musical director Ted Sperling
Matthew Morrison Laurissa Romain, Kelli O’Hara and Luka Kain
Paulo Szot, Kelli O’Hara and Matthew Morrison

All photos by Thos Robinson.

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