Photo Coverage: Thomas Kail, Stephen Flaherty et al. Preview Paper Mill's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND

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Today, May 22, Paper Mill Playhouse hosted a performance preview for its new production of Once On This Island at The New 42nd Street Studios (229 W 42nd Street, 7th Floor). BroadwayWorld was there and brings you stills from the event, featuring Thomas Kail, Bradley Rapier, Syesha Mercado, Stephen Flaherty and more. Check out the photos below!

More than 20 years after its premiere, Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens are re-inventing their first musical with Tony-nominated director Thomas Kail (In the Heights, Lombardi, Magic/Bird), choreographer Bradley Rapier (So You Think You Can Dance, Jesus Christ Superstar) and new orchestrations by music director Lynne Shankel (Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Altar Boyz).

American Idol finalist Syesha Mercado has been cast as Ti Moune. Broadway veteran Darius de Haas will portray Agwe. De Haas was seen on Broadway in Rent (Collins/Angel/Benny), Dreamgirls (C.C. White), Kiss of the Spider Woman, Encore's Broadway Bash and Carousel (Mr. Snow) at Lincoln Center. Kevin R. Free will play Tonton Julian. Free was named a Person of the Year in 2010 by NYTheatre.com for noteworthy contributions to New York Theater. In NYC, Free was featured in From My Hometown, The Conjure Man Dies and Taking a Chance on Love. Adam Jacobs will play Daniel. Jacobs is currently featured in Disney's The Lion King on Broadway. Jacobs played Marius in the recent Broadway revival of Les Misérables and starred in the title role of the world premiere of Disney's Aladdin.

Once On This Island will be performed eight times a week, Wednesday through Sunday. For more information, go to www.papermill.org

Photo credit: Jennifer Broski

Photo Coverage: Thomas Kail, Stephen Flaherty et al. Preview Paper Mill's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND

Photo Coverage: Thomas Kail, Stephen Flaherty et al. Preview Paper Mill's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
Thomas Kail

Photo Coverage: Thomas Kail, Stephen Flaherty et al. Preview Paper Mill's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
Kenita R. Miller

Photo Coverage: Thomas Kail, Stephen Flaherty et al. Preview Paper Mill's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
Kevin R. Free

Photo Coverage: Thomas Kail, Stephen Flaherty et al. Preview Paper Mill's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
The Cast of Once on This Island

Photo Coverage: Thomas Kail, Stephen Flaherty et al. Preview Paper Mill's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
Alan Mingo Jr.

Photo Coverage: Thomas Kail, Stephen Flaherty et al. Preview Paper Mill's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
The Cast of Once on This Island

Photo Coverage: Thomas Kail, Stephen Flaherty et al. Preview Paper Mill's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
The Cast of Once on This Island

Photo Coverage: Thomas Kail, Stephen Flaherty et al. Preview Paper Mill's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
The Cast of Once on This Island

Photo Coverage: Thomas Kail, Stephen Flaherty et al. Preview Paper Mill's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
The Cast of Once on This Island

Photo Coverage: Thomas Kail, Stephen Flaherty et al. Preview Paper Mill's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
Kenita R. Miller, Courtney Harris, Kevin R. Free

Photo Coverage: Thomas Kail, Stephen Flaherty et al. Preview Paper Mill's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
Syesha Mercado

Photo Coverage: Thomas Kail, Stephen Flaherty et al. Preview Paper Mill's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
Syesha Mercado

Photo Coverage: Thomas Kail, Stephen Flaherty et al. Preview Paper Mill's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
The Cast and Creative Team of Once on This Island

Photo Coverage: Thomas Kail, Stephen Flaherty et al. Preview Paper Mill's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
Alan Mingo Jr.

Photo Coverage: Thomas Kail, Stephen Flaherty et al. Preview Paper Mill's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
Kevin R. Free

Photo Coverage: Thomas Kail, Stephen Flaherty et al. Preview Paper Mill's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
Syesha Mercado

Photo Coverage: Thomas Kail, Stephen Flaherty et al. Preview Paper Mill's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
Adam Jacobs

Photo Coverage: Thomas Kail, Stephen Flaherty et al. Preview Paper Mill's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
Darius de Haas

Photo Coverage: Thomas Kail, Stephen Flaherty et al. Preview Paper Mill's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
Lynn Ahrens

Photo Coverage: Thomas Kail, Stephen Flaherty et al. Preview Paper Mill's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
AureLia Williams

Photo Coverage: Thomas Kail, Stephen Flaherty et al. Preview Paper Mill's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
Kenita R. Miller

Photo Coverage: Thomas Kail, Stephen Flaherty et al. Preview Paper Mill's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
Courtney Reed

Photo Coverage: Thomas Kail, Stephen Flaherty et al. Preview Paper Mill's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
Saycon Sengbloh

Photo Coverage: Thomas Kail, Stephen Flaherty et al. Preview Paper Mill's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
Jerold E. Solomon

Photo Coverage: Thomas Kail, Stephen Flaherty et al. Preview Paper Mill's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
Bradley Rapier

Photo Coverage: Thomas Kail, Stephen Flaherty et al. Preview Paper Mill's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
Courtney Harris

Photo Coverage: Thomas Kail, Stephen Flaherty et al. Preview Paper Mill's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
Lynne Shankel

Photo Coverage: Thomas Kail, Stephen Flaherty et al. Preview Paper Mill's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
Montana Byrne

Photo Coverage: Thomas Kail, Stephen Flaherty et al. Preview Paper Mill's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
Bradley Rapier, Thomas Kail

Photo Coverage: Thomas Kail, Stephen Flaherty et al. Preview Paper Mill's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND

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