Reba McEntire earned kudos for her role in a reading of the musical South Pacific on Thursday night (June 9) in New York City. New York Times critic Ben Brantley wrote that McEntire "is a natural for musicals, with a big, gliding voice that blurs the lines between conversation and song." The concert version of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical was staged for one night only at Carnegie Hall. She shared the stage with renowned Broadway actor Brian Mitchell Stokes. McEntire starred in the Broadway revival of Annie Get Your Gun in 2001.