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Theater Gone Wrong: Ahrens and Flaherty Look Back on a Bumpy Broadway Debut

Once on This Island hit some speed bumps back in 1990.

As Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty bring Once on This Island back to Broadway, the longtime songwriting partners took a moment to reflect on the show's first go-around back in 1990. The young up-and-comers were making their Broadway debut and had to jump over a few hurdles to make it to the finish line — each remembering a different moment when theater went the most wrong. Watch as they both stroll down memory lane, recalling the disasters they now (a pair of Tonys later) look back on with love.