Once on This Island Broadway Revival Will Record Cast Album

Cast Recordings & Albums   Once on This Island Broadway Revival Will Record Cast Album
 
Lea Salonga, Alex Newell, and Hailey Kilgore star in the acclaimed production.

Broadway Records will release a new Broadway cast recording of the acclaimed revival of Once on This Island February 23, 2018. The musical features book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty, the Tony-winning writing team behind Ragtime and Anastasia.

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The cast of Once On This Island Joan Marcus


Ahrens and Flaherty are producing the cast album alongside Elliot Scheiner, Hunter Arnold, and Ken Davenport. It is currently available for pre-order at BroadwayRecords.com.

Directed by Tony nominee Michael Arden (Deaf West’s Spring Awakening), Once on This Island officially opened to raves from critics December 3 at Circle in the Square.

Read reviews here.

Once on This Island stars newcomer Hailey Kilgore as Ti Moune, with Miss Saigon Tony Award winner Lea Salonga (Erzulie), Glee groundbreaker Alex Newell (Asaka), Merle Dandridge (Papa Ge), Quentin Earl Darrington (Agwe), Tony nominee Phillip Boykin (Tonton Julian), Kenita R. Miller (Mama Euralie), Isaac Powell (Daniel), Alysha Deslorieux (Andrea), and David Jennings (Armand).

Read: HOW ONCE ON THIS ISLAND’S SOUND HAS BEEN REBUILT FOR ITS BROADWAY REVIVAL

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

Once on This Island’s score has been rebuilt by creating a new sonic palette built on multi-layered vocal orchestrations, along with instruments made out of found objects, including trash bins, flexible piping, and more. Starobin and composer Flaherty have retained segments of the score’s traditional Broadway musical pit instrumentation.

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