Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s Broadway musical “Once on This Island” is back! To make it more exciting, they released clips from their official Twitter page. The play will be held in Circle in the Square in New York and it will officially open on December 3. It’s a new production directed by Tony nominee Michael Arden and choreographed by Camille Brown.
Last August, Lea Salonga announced on her Facebook page that she’s one of the casts of the said play.
“Once on this Island” is based on the novella “My Love, My Love” by Rosa Guy. It tells the story of a fearless peasant girl named Ti Moune, who falls in love with an aristocrat from the other side of the island. When their divided cultures threaten to keep them apart, Ti Moune, guided by the island gods, sets out on a remarkable quest to reunite with the man who has captured her heart.
Breakout star Hailey Kilgore stars as Ti Moune. Also starring Tony Award winner and one of the coaches of The Voice Philippines Lea Salonga (Erzulie, goddess of love), ‘Glee’ star Alex Newell (Asaka, mother of the earth), Merle Dandridge (Papa Ge, demon of death), Quentin Earl Darrington (Agwe, god of water), Tony nominee Phillip Boykin (Tonton Julian), David Jennings (Armand), Isaac Powell (Daniel), Alysha Deslorieux (Andrea), and Kenita R. Miller (Mama Euralie).