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Once on This Island to Celebrate First Anniversary With Fan Party

The event will take place November 4.

A scene from the Broadway production of Once On This Island.
A scene from the Broadway production of Once on This Island.
(© Joan Marcus)

Broadway's Once on This Island will celebrate Halloween, as well as its anniversary week, with a series of events geared toward fans.

On Monday, October 29, 40 lucky audience members will get to take a tour of Dane Laffrey's set, with tickets distributed before the show in the lower lobby. On Tuesday, October 30, audience members are invited to dress up as a Once On This Island character for a chance to take photos after the performance.

Friday, November 2, will find select, randomly chosen fans receiving a special show-themed prize package. On Sunday, November 4, audience members who purchase tickets using the code OOTI1YEAR will be invited to the show's first anniversary party, taking place that afternoon at the Circle in the Square Theatre.

Once on This Island features a book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. The musical, which premiered on Broadway in 1990, is based on the novel My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy, and the revival production features new orchestrations by original orchestrator Michael Starobin, joined by AnnMarie Milazzo. Michael Arden's production, which won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, runs at the Circle in the Square Theatre.

The company includes Darlesia Cearcy (Erzulie), Rodrick Covington (Papa Ge), Quentin Earl Darrington (Agwe), Alex Newell (Asaka), Hailey Kilgore (Ti Moune), Phillip Boykin (Tonton Julian), Courtnee Carter (Storyteller), Cicily Daniels (Storyteller), Emerson Davis (Little Girl), Tyler Hardwick (Storyteller), Cassondra James (Storyteller), David Jennings (Armand), Kenita R. Miller (Mama Euralie), Isaac Powell (Daniel), T. Oliver Reid (Storyteller), Anna Uzele (Storyteller), Aurelia Williams (Storyteller), Mia Williamson (Little Girl), and Daniel Yearwood (Storyteller).

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