Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s Tony Award-nominated musical Once on This Island is back on Broadway in a new production directed by Tony nominee Michael Arden. Watch highlights from the revival, now playing Circle in the Square, in the video above.
Once on This Island began performances November 9 and will officially open December 3. Take a further look at the production in the newly released videos below:
Lea Salonga performs “The Human Heart”:
Glee star Alex Newell and cast perform “Mama Will Provide”:
Breakout star Hailey Kilgore performs “Waiting for Life”:
Once on This Island unfolds as a group of storytellers—caught in the midst of an unrelenting storm—recount the tale of Ti Moune, a Caribbean island country girl in love with an aristocrat. The musical is based on the novella My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy.
Eighteen-year-old Kilgore stars as Ti Moune. The cast of storytellers who transform into gods, peasants, and wealthy island dwellers includes Tony Award winner Salonga (Erzulie, goddess of love), Newell (Asaka, mother of the earth), Merle Dandridge (Papa Ge, demon of death), and Quentin Earl Darrington (Agwe, god of water), as well as Tony nominee Phillip Boykin (Tonton Julian), Kenita R. Miller (Mama Euralie), Isaac Powell (Daniel), Alysha Deslorieux (Andrea), and David Jennings (Armand).