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Once On This Island on Broadway

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Show Summary - Once On This Island

Once On This Island is a musical with book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and music by Stephen Flaherty, who are the same composing duo behind this season’s new musical Anastasia, as well as prior musicals including Ragtime, Seussical, and Rocky.

The show was first produced in 1990, first Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons, and then transferred to Broadway’s Booth Theatre, where it ran for over a year until the end of 1991. The musical is based on the novel My Love, My Love, written by Rosa Guy, which is set in the Caribbean, specifically the French Antilles archipelago.

The story centers around a Caribbean girl named Ti Moune, a peasant who brings people together of different social classes using the power of love. It has elements of Romeo and Juliet, and also elements of The Little Mermaid fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. When Once On This Island played the West End in 1994-5, it won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical.

The show was revived for a one-night only special performance on Broadway in 2002 at the Winter Garden Theatre, and this production marks its first full Broadway revival. Once On This Island is a very exciting show to catch on Broadway this season.
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Noteworthy Dates For The Show
Previews Begin: 11/09/17
Show Opens: 12/03/17
Show Closes: Open Ended
Number of Performances: 8 Shows per week
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Should You See Once On This Island On Broadway?

LaChanze in Once on this Island in 1990

What Is Once On This Island Like?

The revival of Once On This Island is directed by Michael Arden, who was also the director of the 2015-16 Deaf West production of Spring Awakening on Broadway. Arden has spoken about his excitement in bringing this majestic piece of musical theatre back to Broadway, which demonstrates how love can conquer the walls between people with a beautiful score and moving story. This production also revolutionizes the orchestration of this musical, making the human body more of an instrument in the songs through vocal orchestrations. The excellent creative team includes Camille Brown as the choreographer and Dane Laffrey as the set designer. The musical uses the style of a Caribbean folk tale about love, following a peasant girl who has a star-crossed romance with a young man from the wealthy side of her island, which is presided over by four island gods.

Is Once On This Island Good for Kids?

The show is most appropriate for children ages 10 and above. Children under the age of 4 will not be permitted in the theatre.
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  • Once On This Island on Broadway in 1990
  • Once On This Island on Broadway in 1990
  • Once On This Island on Broadway in 1990
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Cast Members:

Hailey Kilgore as Ti Moune
Merle Dandridge as Papa Ge
Quentin Earl Darrington as Agwe
Norm Lewis as Agwe (Beg. 01/08/18)
Tamyra Gray as Papa Ge (Beg. 01/08/18)
Kenita R. Miller as Mama Euralie
Lea Salonga as Erzullie
Alex Newell as Asaka
Phillip Boykin as Tonton Julian
Isaac Powell as Daniel
Alysha Deslorieux as Andrea

Broadway Theatre:

Circle in the Square Theatre
1633 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
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Theatre Landlord:
Circle in the Square

Broadway, between 50th and 51st streets

Circle in the Square Box Office Hours:

Monday: 10am - 6pm
Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: Noon - 6pm

Seating Map:
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Show Duration:

Once on this Island runs for 1 hour and 30 minutes with no intermission.


Ken Davenport
Carl Daikeler
Witzend Productions
Hunter Arnold
Associate Producers:
Valerie Novakoff
Kayla Greenspan
Other Credits:
Lynn Ahrens (Book + Lyrics)
Stephen Flaherty (Music)

Staff and Creative Team:

General Manager:
Ryan Conway at Davenport Theatrical Enterprises
Technical Supervisor:
Juniper Street Productions
Casting Director:
Craig Burns at Telsey+Company
Advertising Representative:
Press Agent:
Boneau Bryan-Brown
Production Stage Manager:

Justin Scribner


Musical - Revival

Production Credits:
Michael Arden (Direction)
Dane Laffrey (Scenic Design)
Camille Brown (Choreography)
Alvin Hough (Musical Director)
Michael Starobin (Orchestrations)
Jules Fisher + Peggy Eisenhauer (Light Design)
Clint Ramos (Costume Design)
Chris Fenwick (Musical Supervisor)
Broadway Show Parking  
Parking For This Theatre:
The closest parking garage for the Circle in the Square Theatre is located at:
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307 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10019
Quik Park Garage Triple Eight Garage LLC
1633 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea. A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.