"Some Enchanted Evening": McEntire-Mitchell South Pacific Broadcast on PBS April 26

News   "Some Enchanted Evening": McEntire-Mitchell South Pacific Broadcast on PBS April 26
Last summer's concert production of South Pacific — starring Reba McEntire as Nellie Forbush and Brian Stokes Mitchell as Emile de Becque — will be broadcast on PBS stations around the country April 26.

Reba McEntire and Brian Stokes Mitchell
Reba McEntire and Brian Stokes Mitchell

The "Great Performances" production is set to debut in the New York City metropolitan area on WNET/Thirteen at 9 PM ET; check local listings.

The one-night-only presentation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical at Carnegie Hall also boasted Lillias White as Bloody Mary, Jason Danieley as Lt. Cable, Dylan Baker as Commander William Harbison, Conrad John Schuck as Captain Brackett, Alexander Gemignani as Stewpot, Tom Deckman as the Professor, Alec Baldwin as Luther Billis, Alexio Barboza as Jerome, Alex de Castro as Ngana and Renita Croney as Liat.

The concert, under the direction of Walter Bobbie, featured an adapted script by David Ives; Paul Gemignani conducted the Orchestra of St. Luke's. The remainder of the creative team included 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."

Decca Broadway just released a single CD of highlights from the South Pacific concert. The disc was produced by Jay David Saks.

For more information visit www.thirteen.org or www.pbs.org.

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