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Tony-Winning, once on this island, sets the closing date on Broadway



The rebirth of Tony Once on this island will perform his last performance on Broadway on January 6, 2019 at Circle in the Square Theater.

At the closing, the critically acclaimed production will have played 29 previews and 458 regular performances. The musical officially opened on December 3, 2017.

Once on this island has been nominated for nine Tony Awards 2018, winner of the best musical cover. Hailey Kilgore, named Tony for her main performance as Ti Moune, also received a Theater World Award 2018.

The current cast also includes Michelle T. Williams in Erzulie, Alex Newell in Asaka, Tamyra Gray in Papa Ge, Quentin Earl Darrington in Agwe, Juliet Benn and Mia Williamson in Little Girl, Phillip Boykin in Uncle Julian, Kenita R. Ken in role of Mama Euralia, Isaac Powell as Daniel, David Jennings in Armand, and storytellers Courtnee Carter, Cicily Daniels, Tyler Hardwick, Cassondra James, T. Oliver Reid, Anna Uzele, Allan K. Washington, Aurelia Williams and Daniel Yearwood .

Read: BREAK OF THE ONCE ON THIS ISLAND REVIVAL CAST ALBUM TRACK BY TRACK

Tony Arden's nomination, directed by Michael Arden, consists of the choreography of Camille A. Brown, Tony's candidate.

The musical, including a book and the lyrics of Tony's award-winning Lynn Ahrens and Tony's award-winning musician Stephen Flaherty, is based on the novel My love my love by Rosa Guy. The Broadway revival features new orchestrations by the original orchestrator, Tony Award winner Michael Starobin, accompanied by Tony, AnnMarie Milazzo. The creative team includes sets by Dane Laffrey, costumes by Clint Ramos, lighting by Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, sound designers Peter Hylenski and actors from Telsey + Co.

Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold are the lead producers of the very first relaunch of the 1990 Broadway musical, which marked the Broadway debut of Tony Ahrens and Flaherty's award-winning musical theater writing team.

Once on this island takes place while a group of storytellers – caught in the middle of an incessant storm – tells the story of Ti Moune, an insular Caribbean peasant in love with an aristocrat.


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