NEW YORK – Tony Award(r) winner Lea Salonga returns to Broadway in Once On This Island, the Broadway musical celebration from the Tony Award(r)-winning writers of Anastasia and Ragtime-Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.
Once On This Island is the tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl who falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the island. When their divided cultures keep them apart, Ti Moune is guided by the powerful island gods, Erzulie (Ms. Salonga), Asaka (Alex Newell, “Glee”), Papa Ge (Merle Dandridge, “Greenleaf”), and Agwe (Quentin Earl Darrington, Cats), on a remarkable quest to reunite with the man who has captured her heart.
Bursting with Caribbean colors, rhythms and dance, the story comes to vibrant life in a striking production by Tony Award(r)-nominated director Michael Arden (Spring Awakening revival) and acclaimed choreographer Camille A. Brown. This production transforms the reality of a tropical village devastated by a storm into a fantastical world alive with hope.
Come and gather around for Once On This Island, a triumph of the timeless power of theatre to bring us together, move our hearts, and help us conquer life’s storms. You are why we tell the story.
The New York Times describes the Once On This Island as “A 90-minute Caribbean fairy tale in rousing song and dance!”
On Friday, October 20, join in a live Twitter Q&A from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at #AskLeaSalonga. Join the conversation on @OnceIslandBway.