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.
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.
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).
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’soriginal 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.