South Pacific (musical) facts for kids

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South Pacific
Music Richard Rodgers
Lyrics Oscar Hammerstein II
Book Oscar Hammerstein II
Joshua Logan
Basis Two short stories from Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener
Productions Broadway (1949)
West End (1951)
Movie (1958)
Awards Tony Award for Best Musical (1950)
1950 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

South Pacific is a musical. It is based on two short stories from James A. Michener's 1947 book, Tales of the South Pacific. The musical's book was written by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan. The lyrics were written by Hammerstein. The music was written by Richard Rodgers. The musical won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Musical.

South Pacific opened on Broadway on 7 April 1949 at the Majestic Theatre, and closed on 16 January 1954 after 1925 performances. It starred Mary Martin and Ezio Pinza.

South Pacific opened on the West End at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on 1 November 1951. The musical was adapted to a Twentieth Century-Fox movie in 1958 starring Mitzi Gaynor and Rosanno Brazzi.

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