South Pacific Revival Looking Toward Winter 2008 Debut

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Casting for the first Broadway revival of South Pacific — which will be directed by The Light in the Piazza's Bartlett Sher — is under way.

According to a casting notice, the Lincoln Center Theater production will begin previews at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre "on/about" Feb. 28, 2008. Rehearsals are scheduled to begin the previous month.

The casting notice is for the lead roles of Emile de Becque, Nellie Forbush and Bloody Mary. Equity principal auditions will be held Jan. 25.

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."

Lincoln Center Theater is currently presenting Tom Stoppard's Coast of Utopia trilogy at the Beaumont. That production will play through May 13.

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