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South Pacific [Music Theater of Lincoln Center Recording]
     

South Pacific [Music Theater of Lincoln Center Recording]

 
South Pacific was revived on Broadway after its initial 1949 production, but the first major revival was the one undertaken by its composer, Richard Rodgers, in 1967 as part of his stewardship of Music Theater at Lincoln Center, an organization presenting limited summer engagements of legendary musicals at the New York State Theater in the Lincoln Center for

Overview

South Pacific was revived on Broadway after its initial 1949 production, but the first major revival was the one undertaken by its composer, Richard Rodgers, in 1967 as part of his stewardship of Music Theater at Lincoln Center, an organization presenting limited summer engagements of legendary musicals at the New York State Theater in the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts complex. Rodgers re-hired Giorgio Tozzi, who had been heard but not seen in the 1958 film version, dubbing the singing voice of Rossano Brazzi in the role of Emile de Becque, the French planter who woos Ensign Nellie Forbush on an island in the South Pacific during World War II. For Nellie, Rodgers picked Florence Henderson, a minor Broadway and TV performer whose most substantial stage credit had been starring in Fanny in 1954 opposite Ezio Pinza, who, coincidentally, had been the first Emile. (Henderson was two years away from realizing her true destiny as Carole Brady on TV's The Brady Bunch.) Tozzi certainly had the voice for his part, and Henderson, even if she was no Mary Martin (the original Nellie), was appealing. The secondary roles were also filled efficiently, and Rodgers snuck some extra music in here and there on what was billed as the "first true stereo" recording of the score. That was enough to make this South Pacific at least as good as the 1958 soundtrack, but still a far second to the original Broadway cast album.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/29/2006
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0828768839324
catalogNumber:
88393

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Performance Credits

Michael Kamen   Vocals
Jim Sullivan   Vocals
Roger Brown   Vocals,cast
Donny Dolan   Vocals,cast
Florence Henderson   Vocals,cast
Dave Doyle   Vocals
Bob Monroe   cast
Richard Ensslen   Vocals
Dana Shimizu   Vocals,cast
Susan Campbell   Vocals,cast
William Lutz   Vocals,cast
Giorgio Tozzi   Vocals,cast
Ted Story   Vocals,cast
Bobbi Baird   Vocals,cast
Jack Knight   cast
Jonathan Anderson   Conductor,Musical Direction
Patti Davis   Vocals,cast
Alexander Orfaly   Vocals,cast
Martha Danielle   Vocals,cast
Jane Coleman   Vocals,cast
Laried Montgomery   Vocals,cast
Bob Barbieri   Vocals,cast
Irene Byatt   Vocals,cast
Eleanor Calbes   Vocals,cast
Marvin Camillo   Vocals,cast
Judy Case   Vocals,cast
Lisa Damon   Vocals,cast
Lynn Dovel   Vocals,cast
Robert Ito   Vocals,cast
David Jarratt   Vocals,cast
Phil Lucas   Vocals,cast
Joyce Maret   Vocals,cast
Justin McDonough   Vocals,cast
Frank Scannelli   Vocals
Keenan Shimizu   Vocals,cast
Joseph della Sorte   Vocals
Brad Sullivan   Vocals
Don Dolan   Vocals
Mickey Karm   Vocals
Jess Richards   Vocals
South Pacific Pit Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
South Pacific Cast Ensemble   Choir, Chorus
Judd Jones   Vocals
Anne-Lisa Nathan   Vocals
John O'Sullivan   Vocals
David Doyle   Vocals
Joseph della Sorte   Vocals

Technical Credits

Matt Kelly   Reissue Research
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Robert Russell Bennett   Orchestration
Didier C. Deutsch   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer,Reissue Liner Notes
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer,Lyricist,Book
Edward Kleban   Producer,Audio Production
Roxanne Slimak   Art Direction
Jonathan Anderson   Musical Director
Joshua Logan   Book
Anthony Fountain   Reissue Research

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