Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s Once on This Island celebrated its official opening night at Broadway's Circle in the Square December 3. The revival, directed by Tony nominee Michael Arden (Deaf West’s Spring Awakening), began performances November 9.
Flip through photos of the opening below:
Inside the Opening Night of Once on This Island, With Lea Salonga, Alex Newell, and Hailey Kilgore
Once on This Island 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. The musical is based on the novella My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy.
Hailey Kilgore stars as Ti Moune. The cast of storytellers who transform into gods, peasants, and wealthy island dwellers includes Miss Saigon Tony Award winner Lea Salonga (Erzulie, goddess of love), Glee’s Alex Newell (Asaka, mother of the earth), Merle Dandridge (Papa Ge, demon of death), and Quentin Earl Darrington (Agwe, god of water), as well as Tony nominee Phillip Boykin (Tonton Julian), Kenita R. Miller (Mama Euralie), Isaac Powell (Daniel), Alysha Deslorieux (Andrea), and David Jennings (Armand).