On February 8, the cast of the acclaimed revival of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's Once On This Island performed the lively “Mama Will Provide,” featuring Alex Newell as Asaka, Mother of the Earth, on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Directed by Tony nominee Michael Arden (Deaf West’s Spring Awakening), the re-envisioning of the 1990 musical follows the story of Ti Moune, a fearless young woman willing to risk everything as she sets out on a journey to reunite with the man she loves—even if they are from two different worlds. As she travels from her home village to his, Asaka promises to protect and provide for her in the musical number above. Hailey Kilgore makes her Broadway debut as Ti Moune after an international casting search by Telsey + Company.
The production features choreography by Camille A. Brown, scenic design by Dane Laffrey, costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting design by Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, sound design by Peter Hylenski, and new orchestrations by Michael Starobin and AnnMarie Milazzo. The musical plays Circle in the Square Theatre.