The North American tour of the Tony-winning revival of Once On This Island launched October 12 at The Carson Center in Paducah, Kentucky, prior to an official opening October 15 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville. The tour is scheduled to play over 25 cities in its first year.
Cast members from the 2017 Broadway production lead the touring company, including Courtnee Carter as Ti Moune, American Idol alum Tamyra Gray as Papa Ge, Cassondra James as Erzulie, Tony nominee Phillip Boykin as Tonton Julian, and Tyler Hardwick as Daniel Beauxhomme.
They are joined by Jahmaul Bakare as Agwe, Kyle Ramar Freeman as Asaka, Briana Brooks as Andrea, George L. Brown as Armand, and Danielle Lee Greaves as Mama Euralie, with Mckynleigh Alden Abraham, Michael Ivan Carrier, Mimi Crossland, Jay Donnell, Mariama Diop, Phyre Hawkins, Savy Jackson, Alex Joseph Grayson, Tatiana Lofton, and Robert Zelaya.
Two-time Tony-nominated director Michael Arden and choreographer Camille A. Brown repeat their work for the tour of the musical, which features a book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. The production also has new orchestrations by original orchestrator Michael Starobin, who is joined by AnnMarie Milazzo, scenic designer Dane Laffrey, costume designer Clint Ramos, sound designer Peter Hylenski with tour sound design by Shannon Slaton, and lighting designers Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer.
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