WABC-TV to Broadcast South Pacific Special May 17

News   WABC-TV to Broadcast South Pacific Special May 17
"A Salute to Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific" is the title of an upcoming television special that will air in the metropolitan area on WABC-TV.

The 30-minute special is scheduled to make its TV premiere May 17 at 7:30 PM ET on WABC-TV (Channel 7 in the New York area); check local listings. A rebroadcast is scheduled for May 25 at 5:30 AM.

Hosted by news anchor Sade Baderinwa, the program will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the critically acclaimed revival that recently opened at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater. "A Salute" will include 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 will also include 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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