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soxxy
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!

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/141799-Matthew-Morrison-Will-Not-Be-Part-of-PBS-South-Pacific-Broadcast

I've heard it's a great production.

Satellitegirl
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:

http://www.pbs.org/livefromlincolncenter/airdates.html?edit_st=y

orbitz
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.

harekrishna43
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!

judiz
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.

Satellitegirl
08-19-2010, 01:32 AM
So far so good :) Really enjoying it.

Wyliefan
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.

soxxy
08-19-2010, 02:45 AM
Excellent. But I can just imagine Matthew Morrison playing Lt. Cable.

Wyliefan
08-19-2010, 02:50 AM
Holy cow, that's Alan Alda! I didn't recognize him till he spoke!

TalentedButHumble
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. :)

Wyliefan
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 . . . .

Satellitegirl
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.

victorskid
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 :)

Wyliefan
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.