The cast of the Broadway revival of Once on This Island took to the airwaves to perform "Mama Will Provide" on Late Night With Seth Meyers. Check out the clip of Alex Newell, Hailey Kilgore, and the company below.
Directed by Michael Arden and choreographed by Camille A. Brown, Once on This Island features a book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. The musical, which debuted on Broadway in 1990, is based on the novel My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy, and the revival features new orchestrations by original orchestrator Michael Starobin, joined by AnnMarie Milazzo. It runs at the Circle in the Square Theatre.
Kilgore leads the company in her Broadway debut as Ti Moune. She is joined by Phillip Boykin (Tonton Julian), Tamyra Gray (Papa Ge), Norm Lewis (Agwe), Emerson Davis and Mia Williamson (alternating as Little Girl), Alysha Deslorieux (Andrea), David Jennings (Armand), Kenita R. Miller (Mama Euralie), Alex Newell (Asaka), Isaac Powell (Daniel), and Lea Salonga (Erzulie). The Storytellers for this production include Darlesia Cearcy, Rodrick Covington, Cassondra James, David Jennings, Grasan Kingsberry, Tyler Hardwick, Loren Lott, T. Oliver Reid, and Aurelia Williams.
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