Alex Newell, Lea Salonga and Merle Dandridge. Photo: Joan Marcus

Multimedia: Lea Salonga, Merle Dandridge, Hailey Kilgore, Kenita Miller, Quentin Earl Darrington & Alex Newell in Broadway Revival of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND

The new Broadway production of Once On This Island, helmed by Tony nominee Michael Arden, opens on Sunday, December 3rd at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC). Click here for tickets.

Emerson Davis, Lea Salonga, Alex Newell, Quentin Earl Darrington and Merle Dandridge. Photo: Joan Marcus
Emerson Davis, Lea Salonga, Alex Newell, Quentin Earl Darrington and Merle Dandridge. Photo: Joan Marcus

Tony Award winner Lea Salonga (Erzulie), Alex Newell (Asaka), Merle Dandridge (Papa Ge), and Quentin Earl Darrington (Agwe) are joined by newcomer, Hailey Kilgore (Ti Moune) with Phillip Boykin (Tonton Julian), Darlesia Cearcy (Storyteller), Rodrick Covington (Storyteller), Emerson Davis (Little Girl) Alysha Deslorieux (Andrea), Tyler Hardwick (Storyteller), Cassondra James (Storyteller), David Jennings (Armand), Grasan Kingsberry (Storyteller), Loren Lott (Storyteller), Kenita R. Miller (Mama Euralie), Isaac Powell (Daniel), T. Oliver Reid (Storyteller), Aurelia Williams (Storyteller), and Mia Williamson (Little Girl).

Kenita R. Miller. Photo: Joan Marcus
Kenita R. Miller. Photo: Joan Marcus

Once On This Island is written by the Tony Award-winning team Lynn Ahrens (Book and Lyrics) and Stephen Flaherty (Music), and based on the novel “My Love, My Love” by Rosa Guy. This production features new orchestrations by original orchestrator Michael Starobin who is joined by AnnMarie Milazzo.

Alex Newell, Lea Salonga and Merle Dandridge. Photo: Joan Marcus
Alex Newell, Lea Salonga and Merle Dandridge. Photo: Joan Marcus

The creative team also includes choreography by the critically-acclaimed Camille A. Brown, Dane Laffrey (Scenic Design), Clint Ramos (Costume Design), Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer (Lighting Designers), Peter Hylenski (Sound Designer), John Bertles/Bash The Trash (Unusual Instruments), Cookie Jordan (Hair/Wig & Makeup Designer), Chris Fenwick (Music Supervisor), Alvin Hough, Jr. (Music Director), David Perlow (Associate Director), Nikki M. James (Assistant Director), Rickey Tripp (Associate Choreographer) and Telsey + Co / Craig Burns, CSA (Casting Agent).

Lea Salonga. Photo: Joan Marcus
Lea Salonga. Photo: Joan Marcus

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, Asaka, Papa Ge, and Agwe, on a remarkable quest to reunite with the man who has captured her heart.

Hailey Kilgore. Photo: Joan Marcus
Hailey Kilgore. Photo: Joan Marcus
Phillip Boykin. Photo: Joan Marcus
Phillip Boykin. Photo: Joan Marcus
Isaac Powell and Merle Dandridge. Photo: Joan Marcus
Isaac Powell and Merle Dandridge. Photo: Joan Marcus
Hailey Kilgore. Photo: Joan Marcus
Hailey Kilgore. Photo: Joan Marcus
Mia Williamson, Alex Newell, Hailey Kilgore and the cast of Once On This Island. Photo: Joan Marcus
Mia Williamson, Alex Newell, Hailey Kilgore and the cast of Once On This Island. Photo: Joan Marcus
Isaac Powell and Quentin Earl Darrington. Photo: Joan Marcus
Isaac Powell and Quentin Earl Darrington. Photo: Joan Marcus
The cast of Once On This Island. Photo: Joan Marcus
The cast of Once On This Island. Photo: Joan Marcus
Quentin Earl Darrington. Photo: Joan Marcus
Quentin Earl Darrington. Photo: Joan Marcus

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