View Full Version : 'South Pacific' on PBS Tonight
08-18-2010, 09:34 PM
Live From Lincoln Center at 8 p.m. EDT.
Matthew Morrison was unable to return to the cast for the last two weeks of the run (Kelli O'Hara has) because of his Glee commitments, but he's freakin' adorable!
I've heard it's a great production.
08-18-2010, 09:51 PM
Thanks for the heads up :)
The Village Idiot
08-18-2010, 09:52 PM
Check your local listings though since it's not on at the same time in all areas:
08-18-2010, 10:05 PM
It seems strange that for just one night of filming the PBS show, the GLEE producers couldn't let him off for 1-2 days for it. It's not like he's on the show every single minutes. They could've change the glee filming shedule to accomodate him if they wanted to.
08-18-2010, 11:22 PM
Thanks so much for this heads up - I saw the show recently and I wasn't feeling well - looking forward to seeing it again, pain free!
08-19-2010, 12:58 AM
I was fortunate enough to see Matthew in South Pacific on Broadway, am looking forward to tonight's broadcast as well.
08-19-2010, 01:32 AM
So far so good :) Really enjoying it.
08-19-2010, 02:04 AM
Oops, forgot to DVR it! Thank goodness my station is running it again at 3 a.m.!
ETA: Got it on now. This DOES look like a great production. I don't think the movie has held up that well, unfortunately, but this version looks really good.
08-19-2010, 02:45 AM
Excellent. But I can just imagine Matthew Morrison playing Lt. Cable.
08-19-2010, 02:50 AM
Holy cow, that's Alan Alda! I didn't recognize him till he spoke!
08-19-2010, 02:58 AM
Stumbled onto it 10 minutes in. Gotta catch it again in a repeat. First show I was ever involved in mucho years ago.
I was having difficulty finding the current cast list ... didn't realize Kelli O'Hara had only just returned.
Only thing I don't care fpr in this production is guy playing Cable. Seems very mannered. And does he have a cold - you can hear him breathing heavily.
Also, have some comments re: character of deBecque that I'd never thought about before.
But there's the entre'acte ... later. :)
08-19-2010, 03:00 AM
I'd forgotten how great some of these songs are. Also how squicky the whole mommy-pimping-out-the-daughter thing is . . . even with one of the most beautiful songs ever written tagged onto it. A bit surreal, really . . . .
08-19-2010, 03:04 AM
TalentedButHumble...I agree about Cable....not how the character should be played IMO, but it's not awful, just a little "off" to me.
08-19-2010, 03:07 AM
Thanks for the heads up - I read it too late to see the current broadcast but have set the PVR to record it overnight :)
08-19-2010, 03:07 AM
Yes, Cable could be better. But wow, Kelli O'Hara is amazing. I'm definitely getting the cast album now.
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