Osnes: New Nellie in “South Pacific”

Playbill.com reports:

Laura Osnes, the star of the 2007 Broadway revival of Grease, will join the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific March 10, succeeding Tony nominee Kelli O’Hara.

As previously reported, O’Hara, who received a Tony nomination for her portrayal of Ensign Nellie Forbush, will depart the production March 7 in anticipation of the birth of her first child.

O’Hara, it has also been announced, will return to the Tony-winning revival of South Pacific on Oct. 6.

Laura Osnes made her Broadway debut as Sandy in the 2007 revival of Grease following a talent search on the reality-television competition “Grease: You’re The One That I Want.” She was also recently seen in the Kennedy Center’s Broadway: Three Generations concerts.

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