Lincoln Center Theater’s acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC comes to Britain this summer. The 7-time Tony Award winning production will reunite its Tony Award winning leading man (Paulo Szot as Emile de Becque), director (Bartlett Sher), set designer (Michael Yeargan), lighting designer (Donald Holder) and costume designer (Catherine Zuber), along with its Tony nominated Bloody Mary (Loretta Ables Sayre) and choreographer (Christopher Gattelli), as well as with its original LCT musical director, Ted Sperling. Leading the English contingent will be top stage and screen star Samantha Womack as Nellie Forbush, with Daniel Koek as Lt. Joe Cable and Alex Ferns as Luther Billis. (Welsh National Opera baritone Jason Howard will play de Becque from August 29-September 21 of the run.)
The production's European premiere will be held at London's Barbican Theatre, beginning performances on August 15, prior to an official opening on August 23, and running through October 1. This will be followed by a UK National Tour booked into 2012. SOUTH PACIFIC is produced by Bob Boyett, Bob Bartner, Howard Panter for the Ambassador Theatre Group, and Genesius Theatrical Productions in association with Promenade Productions. For more visit www.southpacificonstage.com.