South Pacific is a musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein ll. The
production is based on the James A. Michener’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1947 book
Tales of the South Pacific. It opened at the Majestic Theater, moving later to the
Broadway Theater in June 1953.
It is considered to be one of the greatest Broadway musicals, winning ten Tony
Awards, including Best musical, Best Score, Best Libretto, Best Director and
four acting awards.