The Broadway revival of Once on This Island, beginning performances at Circle in the Square Theatre this November, has finally announced the actress to lead the cast as Ti Moune. Hailey Kilgore, an 18-year-old from Happy Valley, Oregon, will make her Broadway debut in the role alongside a seasoned company including Phillip Boykin (Tonton Julian), Merle Dandridge (Papa Ge), Quentin Earl Darrington (Agwe), Alysha Deslorieux (Andrea), David Jennings (Armand), Kenita R. Miller (Mama Euralie), Alex Newell (Asaka), Isaac Powell (Daniel), and Tony winner Lea Salonga (Erzulie).

Meet the young actress in the video below, which follows the production's extensive casting search. The footage includes interviews with other aspiring Ti Mounes and Kilgore's final callback where director Michael Arden delivered the good news.

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