History Trivia / SouthPacific

12th Jul '17 11:32:33 AM dsneybuf
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* AllStarCast: The Carnegie Hall concert version in 2006 brought together famous singing actor Brian Stokes Mitchell as de Becque, country legend Music/RebaMcEntire as Nellie, and Alec Baldwin as Billis.

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* AllStarCast: The Carnegie Hall concert version in 2006 brought together famous singing actor Brian Stokes Mitchell as de Becque, country legend Music/RebaMcEntire as Nellie, and Alec Baldwin Creator/AlecBaldwin as Billis.
11th Jul '17 8:20:12 PM dsneybuf
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* NonSingingVoice: Reports claim that among the movie's leads, only Mitzi Gaynor, who played Nellie, and Ray Walston, who played Luther Billis, did their own singing. Juanita Hall deserves special notice, as she originated the role of Bloody Mary on Broadway nine years earlier, but still needed dubbing by Muriel Smith.

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* NonSingingVoice: Reports claim that among Among the movie's leads, only Mitzi Gaynor, who played Nellie, and Ray Walston, who played Luther Billis, did their own singing. Juanita Hall deserves special notice, as she originated the role of Bloody Mary on Broadway nine years earlier, but still needed dubbing by Muriel Smith.
11th Jul '17 8:11:09 PM dsneybuf
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** "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair" runs drastically shorter in the movie. The soundtrack restored most of the missing sections, although the cast apparently never recorded the bridge.
11th Jul '17 12:13:59 PM dsneybuf
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** "Younger Than Springtime" re-uses the melody of a Cut Song from ''Allegro'', "To My Wife".
11th Jul '17 10:59:05 AM dsneybuf
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* DawsonCasting: Even though Nellie Forbush is supposed to be young and naive, she was portrayed by women in their 30s for both Broadway productions (notable soprano Kelli O'Hara in the revival, and Broadway legend Mary Martin in the original). Also, ABC's 2001 TV movie has grown infamous for casting a 53-year old Glenn Close in the role.

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* DawsonCasting: Even though Nellie Forbush is supposed to be young and naive, she was portrayed by women in their 30s for both Broadway productions (notable soprano Kelli O'Hara in the revival, and Broadway legend Mary Martin in the original). Also, ABC's Creator/{{ABC}}'s 2001 TV movie has grown infamous for casting cast a 53-year old Glenn Close Creator/GlennClose in the role.
7th May '17 9:15:53 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CutSong: Many, some of which, like "My Girl Back Home," are now commonly used in revivals.
** Another, "Suddenly Lovely," eventually received new lyrics, which turned it into "Getting to Know You" from ''Theatre/TheKingAndI''.
** Yet another, "Loneliness of Evening," received a spot in Rodgers' and Hammerstein's 1965 television version of ''Film/{{Cinderella}}''.
12th Feb '17 11:28:35 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AllStarCast: The Carnegie Hall concert version in 2006 brought together famous singing actor Brian Stokes Mitchell as de Becque, country legend Music/RebaMcEntire as Nellie, and Alec Baldwin as Billis.
28th Apr '16 11:49:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Literature/{{Ragtime}} Coalhouse Walker Jr.]] is a middle-aged French widower... wait, what?
** In the Lincoln Center production: [[Series/{{Glee}} Will Schuester]] is Lt. Cable.
1st Nov '15 5:24:01 PM nombretomado
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[{{Ragtime}} Coalhouse Walker Jr.]] is a middle-aged French widower... wait, what?

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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[{{Ragtime}} [[Literature/{{Ragtime}} Coalhouse Walker Jr.]] is a middle-aged French widower... wait, what?
8th Apr '15 9:36:21 PM DrOO7
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* AFIS100Years100Songs:
** #28, "Some Enchanted Evening"
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