Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s Tony Award-nominated musical Once on This Island returned to Broadway November 9 at Circle in the Square. Directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Arden (Deaf West’s Spring Awakening), the revival will officially open December 3.
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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.
The cast of storytellers who transform into gods, peasants, and wealthy island dwellers includes Tony Award winner Lea Salonga (Erzulie, goddess of love), Glee star 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).
Hailey Kilgore, an 18-year-old Broadway newcomer who was a student at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy at the time of her audition, stars in the breakout role of Ti Moune, a young peasant girl who is sent on a journey by the gods.