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The hallmark ingenuity, warmth, and intensity bordering on excess that characterize Arden's style is recapitulated everywhere within the production, from the frankly stupendous singing to the electric choreography.

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Why See Once On This Island?

Starring Tony Winner Lea Salonga

As seen on Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2017!

Stephen Flaherty's bittersweet musical based on both Romeo and Juliet and The Little Mermaid is Broadway-bound in 2017! First premiering in 1990, this socially-aware fairytale musical went onto win critical acclaim on Broadway, and an Olivier Award when it transferred to London in 1994.

The cast for this Broadway revival is led by Tony winner Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Allegiance). Watch as the power of love unites people of all races and classes, thanks to one young woman's ultimate sacrifice.

What is it about?

Our story takes place on Haiti during the early 20th century, where the populace is heavily segregated between the darker-skinned peasants who struggle for a living, and the lighter-skinned rich people, descendants of the white plantation owners and their slaves. A young girl, Ti Moune (played by newcomer Hailey Kilgore) is swept away from her village by a sudden flash flood, and the island gods save her life, fore-tlling that she has an important destiny.

Years later, and now a beautiful young woman, having been raised by a childless peasant couple, Ti Moune is yearning for adventure, and longs to be like the fairer-skinned rich folk who drive in fast cars on the island. Two of the gods use her as a pawn in a bet; what is more powerful, love or death?

In a scene reminiscent of The Little Mermaid, Ti Moune rescues a handsome light-skinned man from his crashed car during a flash flood storm orchestrated by the gods; desperate to keep him from dying, she makes a deal with Death: his life for her soul. What transpires is a heartbreaking journey of unrequited love, pain but ultimate redemption for everyone on the island.

Once On This Island will be produced by Ken Davenport (Spring Awakening, It's Only a Play) and directed by Michael Arden (Spring Awakening) when it arrives on Broadway in 2017.

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Dates

Previews from: 9 November 2017

Opening night: 3 December 2017

Audience

Might not be suitable for children under 10 years of age. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Run time

90 minutes, no intermission

Cast and Creative

Cast

Lea Salonga as Erzulie
Hailey Kilgore as Ti Moune
Alex Newell as Asaka
Tamyra Gray as Papa Ge 
Norm Lewis as Agwe
Phillip Boykin as Tonton Julian
Alysha Deslorieux as Andrea 
Isaac Powell as Daniel
David Jennings as Armand
Kenita R. Miller (Mama Euralie)

Darlesia Cearcy, Rodrick Covington, Alysha Deslorieux, Tyler Hardwick, Cassondra James, Grasan Kingsberry, Loren Lott, T. Oliver Reid, and AureLia Williams.

Creative

Produced by Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold
Directed by Michael Arde
Written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty

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I was moved to tears by the beauty of this production

I was moved to tears by the beauty of this production, the beauty seen in every aspect. Each member of this company enhances this island community, with neither adding any more or less than the other!

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