Art in the Round

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Art in the Round: South Pacific

April 07, 2008
by findingDulcinea Staff
Our first installment in this new column celebrates the Broadway revival of South Pacific and looks back to the original that inspired it.

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On April 7, 1949, the great team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein opened its latest big hit: South Pacific. Directed by Joshua Logan, the play became one of Broadway’s greatest triumphs, continuing to sell out two years after it opened. On March 1, 2008, Lincoln Center opened the first Broadway revival of the play. Many of us may now think of South Pacific as a high school musical, but its reemergence invites us to look at its luminous history.
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