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Once on This Island Set to Open on Broadway

The Ahrens and Flaherty musical stars Hailey Kilgore and Lea Salonga.

The Broadway revival of Once on This Island celebrates its opening tonight, December 3, at the Circle in the Square Theatre.

The Broadway revival of Once on This Island, directed by Michael Arden, plays at Circle in the Square Theatre.
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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 is based on the novel My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy, and the revival production will feature new orchestrations by original orchestrator Michael Starobin, joined by AnnMarie Milazzo.

Once on This Island is the tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl who falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the island. When their divided cultures keep them apart, Ti Moune is guided by the powerful island gods, Erzulie, Asaka, Papa Ge, and Agwe, on a remarkable quest to reunite with the man who has captured her heart.


Hailey Kilgore leads the company in her Broadway debut as Ti Moune. She is joined by Phillip Boykin (Tonton Julian), Merle Dandridge (Papa Ge), Quentin Earl Darrington (Agwe), Emerson Davis (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, Aurelia Williams, and Mia Williamson (Little Girl).

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