Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Lincoln Center Theater presents the iconic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "South Pacific" which has returned to the New York scene in its first-ever Broadway revival. South Pacific has become a box office dynamo! Advance ticket sales for the revival of "South Pacific" at Lincoln Center have hit $9 million. There is a frenzy for tickets because the theatre only seats 1,000 and most of those seats have gone to Lincoln Center subscribers and most ticket agencies are charging upwards of $600 per ticket. No worries there if you purchase tickets with Applause! We have an extensive inventory at incredible prices through the end or the year!

I never knew the original South Pacific but I grew up watching and loving the movie! This 60 year old revival is breathtakingly beautiful and poignant even for today! The music takes your breath away. The serious undertones of the plot are perfectly interspersed with an outstanding performance by the shows funny man, and there are moments where you can't help but shout out in joy! Truly one of the best theater experiences I have had in years!
But there's no denying that "South Pacific" - which opened last week to valentines from the critics - is the hit of the spring season, eclipsing, at least at the box office, its gold-plated rival, "Gypsy",
Bernard Gersten, executive producer of Lincoln Center Theater, says "South Pacific" is "the strongest revival we've ever done. It's stronger than 'Carousel,' which ran 60-odd weeks, and even stronger than 'Anything Goes,' which was a big hit for us."

Ben Brantley, New York Times says;
"this “South Pacific” recreates the unabashed, unquestioning romance that American theatergoers had with the American book musical in the mid-20th century...Yet the show feels too vital to be a museum piece, too sensually fluid to be square."

Don't believe all the hype? Well check out NY Post Theatre critic Michael Riedel's column in today's paper and you'll hear what everyone is saying, that it's the smash hit of the season!

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