PHOTO CALL: Ahrens Brings Her Island Back to Broadway

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Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Lyricist Lynn Ahrens is all smiles at the May 12 reunion concert of her Once on This Island. With her is musical theatre composer-lyricist Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin). Both have worked with LaChanze, who starred in Island's Broadway debut and the reunion concerts.

The Tony-nominated Once on This Island, Stephen Flaherty and Ahrens' first Broadway effort, is the story of Ti Moune, a young woman who goes on a journey of the heart to find her love. The Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS benefit reunion concerts took place on May 12 at the Winter Garden Theatre. They raised $200,000 for BC/EFA.

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— By Christine Ehren