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Rod Gilfry, David Pittsinger to Split Run of South Pacific at the Ahmanson logo
Rod Gilfry and Carmen Cusack
in South Pacific
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The role of Emile de Becque will be split between opera singers Rod Gilfry (May 27- June 20) and David Pittsinger (June 22- July 17) in the touring production of South Pacific, when it plays the Ahmanson Theatre, May 27-July 17, with an opening on June 2.

Both performers have been playing the role during different stops in the show's national tour. The cast also features Carmen Cusack (Nellie Forbush), Anderson Davis (Lt. Cable), Matthew Saldivar (Luther Billis), Keala Settle (Bloody Mary), Gerry Becker (Capt. Brackett), Peter Rini (Cmdr. Harbison), Sumie Maeda (Liat), Rusty Ross (Professor), original 2008 Broadway cast member Genson Blimline (Stewpot), Christina Carrera (Ngana), and CJ Palma (Jerome).

The ensemble includes Christopher Carl, Eric L. Christian (from the Broadway production), Jacqueline Colmer, Jeremy Davis, Mike Evariste (from the Broadway production), Kate Fahrner, Nicholas Galbraith, Alexis G.B. Holt, Chad Jennings, Christopher Johnstone, Kristie Kerwin, Jodi Kimura, Joe Langworth, Cathy Newman, Diane Phelan, John Pinto Jr., Travis Robertson, Josh Rouah, Kristen J. Smith, Matt Stokes, Gregory Williams and Victor Wisehart.

Lincoln Center Theater's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical is directed by Bartlett Sher, and won seven 2008 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival. The musical is based on James Michener's Pulitzer Prize winning book Tales of the South Pacific.

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