Watch Once on This Island's Hailey Kilgore and Alex Newell on NBC's Today Show
The Tony-nominated revival of the Lynn Ahrens-Stephen Flaherty musical is currently running at Circle in the Square Theatre.
This morning, Hailey Kilgore and Alex Newell, two of the stars of the Broadway revival of Once on This Island, appeared on NBC's Today Show, performing a mash-up of two numbers from the show, "Mama Will Provide" and "Waiting for Life." The live performance came hot on the heels of the production receiving eight Tony nominations yesterday, including one for Best Revival of a Musical and another for Kilgore. Check out the performance 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 production features new orchestrations by original orchestrator Michael Starobin, joined by AnnMarie Milazzo.
Hailey Kilgore leads the company in her Broadway debut as Ti Moune. She is joined by Phillip Boykin (Tonton Julian), Tamyra Gray (Papa Ge), Quentin Earl Darrington (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, Aurelia Williams, and Mia Williamson.