Danny Burstein who received a Tony nomination and an Outer Critics Circle Award for his performance as Luther Billis in the current Tony Award winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific was honored with a Sardi's caricature on Tuesday, Feb. 3.
BWW joined the fun as the Broadway favorite viewed his portrait at Sardi's, Sardi's Restaurant is located at 234 West 44th Street.
The ceremony held at the famed New York eatery where his caricature will join the host of theater stars covering its walls. At the ceremony Danny will be joined by his family including his wife the actress Rebecca Luker and fellow cast mates including Kelli O'Hara and Loretta Ables Sayre.
Burstein also received a Tony nomination for his role in The Drowsy Chaperone. Other Broadway appearances include Saint Joan; The Seagull, Three Men on a Horse, A Little Hotel on the Side, The Flowering Peach, A Class Act, Titanic and Company. Film and TV includes : Transamerica, Duane Incarnate, The List, "Law & Order," "Ed," "Conviction," "Hope & Faith," "Absolutely Fabulous," etc.
Directed by Barlett Sher, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific is the winner of 7 2008 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival.
Lincoln Center Theater's new production of Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein's prize-winning musical classic began performances on Saturday, March 1 at 8PM at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Opening night was Thursday, April 3 at 6:30PM.
Based on James Michener's Pulitzer Prize winning book Tales of the South Pacific, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific has music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan.The production has musical staging by Christopher Gattelli, sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Donald Holder, sound by Scott Lehrer and music direction by Ted Sperling, conducting a 30 piece orchestra performing the original orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett and dance and incidental music arranged by Trude Rittmann.
"Set on a tropical island during World War II, the musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples -- US Navy nurse Nellie Forbush & French plantation owner Emile de Becque and Navy Airman Joe Cable & a young local native girl Liat - and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of the war and by their own prejudices," describe press notes.
Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific premiered at the Majestic Theatre on April 7, 1949 and went on to enjoy a five-year Broadway run winning countless awards including nine Tony Awards (including Best Musical) and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Considered by many the finest musical ever written, the score's songs include such musical theater classics as "Some Enchanted Evening," "Younger Than Springtime," "Bali Ha'i," "There is Nothin' Like A Dame" and "A Wonderful Guy."
Tickets are available at the Vivian Beaumont Theater box office (150 W 65 Street), at telecharge.com or by visiting www.lct.org.
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