Broadway’s Once On This Island Will Offer Actors Fund Performance

Broadway News   Broadway’s Once On This Island Will Offer Actors Fund Performance
The Tony Award-winning revival will offer an October 3 benefit performance for the industry service organization.
Alex Newell, Hailey Kilgore, and the cast Joan Marcus

The Tony Award-winning revival of Ahrens and Flaherty’s Once On This Island, which plays Broadway’s Circle in the Square, will offer a special October 3 benefit performance for The Actors Fund.

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The Actors Fund provides professionals in the performing arts community with various programs and resources, including health care, affordable housing, senior care, and career development.

The new immersive production of Once On This Island, which was re-imagined by Tony-nominated director Michael Arden, officially opened December 3 at Circle in the Square. The musical features a book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty, the Tony-winning writing team behind Ragtime and Anastasia.


The musical unfolds as a group of storytellers—caught in the midst of an unrelenting storm—recount the tale of Ti Moune, a Caribbean island country girl in love with an aristocrat who is sent on a transformative journey by the gods.

The score has been rebuilt through the use of multi-layered vocal orchestrations, along with instruments made out of found objects, including trash bins and flexible piping. The new charts are the work of Once on This Island’s original orchestrator, Tony Award winner Michael Starobin, and vocal arranger AnnMarie Milazzo.

The company includes Loren Lott as Ti Moune, Quentin Earl Darrington as Agwe, Merle Dandridge as Papa Ge, Darlesia Cearcy as Erzulie, Alex Newell as Asaka, Tony nominee Phillip Boykin as Tonton Julian, Kenita R. Miller as Mama Euralie, and Isaac Powell as Daniel.

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