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ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Revival Finds Its Home at Circle in the Square Theatre; Opening Night Set!ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Revival Finds Its Home at Circle in the Square Theatre; Opening Night Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold announced today that the first ever Broadway revival of Once on This Island, the Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated Best Musical, will play the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC) this fall. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Slates May Open Call for 'Ti Moune' in New York CityONCE ON THIS ISLAND Slates May Open Call for 'Ti Moune' in New York City
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The team behind ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, coming to Broadway in Fall 2017, has just announced it will be holding an open casting call in New York City on May 2nd. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND to Hold Open Call for 'Ti Moune' in Los AngelesONCE ON THIS ISLAND to Hold Open Call for 'Ti Moune' in Los Angeles
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 17, 2017

The team behind ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, coming to Broadway in Fall 2017, has just announced it will be holding an open casting call in Los Angeles, CA on April 27. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND To Hold Open Call for 'Ti Moune' in New OrleansONCE ON THIS ISLAND To Hold Open Call for 'Ti Moune' in New Orleans
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 17, 2017

The team behind ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, coming to Broadway in Fall 2017, has just announced it will be holding an open casting call in New Orleans, LA on April 29. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND To Hold Open Call for 'Ti Moune' in AtlantaONCE ON THIS ISLAND To Hold Open Call for 'Ti Moune' in Atlanta
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 17, 2017

The team behind ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, coming to Broadway in Fall 2017, has just announced it will be holding an open casting call in Atlanta, GA on April 30. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND to Hold Open Calls for 'Ti Moune' in Detroit, ChicagoONCE ON THIS ISLAND to Hold Open Calls for 'Ti Moune' in Detroit, Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The team behind ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, coming to Broadway in Fall 2017, has just announced it will be holding an open casting call in Detroit, MI and Chicago, IL this weekend, April 14 & 15, 2017.  (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Will Get June Staged Reading Before Sailing to BroadwayONCE ON THIS ISLAND Will Get June Staged Reading Before Sailing to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold have announced that Once On This Island, the Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated Best Musical, is returning to Broadway this fall. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Sailing to Haiti to Find Broadway Lead; Dates Set!ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Sailing to Haiti to Find Broadway Lead; Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold have announced that Once On This Island, the Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated Best Musical, is returning to Broadway this fall. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First look at The Ohio Educational Theatre Association's ONCE ON THIS ISLANDPhoto Coverage: First look at The Ohio Educational Theatre Association's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by Jerri Shafer - Mar 21, 2017

Once on this Island is an adaptation of novelist Rosa Guy's My Love, My Love, which is in turn inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid. The annual All-Ohio Show is one of the most exciting projects that the Ohio EdTA offers to Thespians in Ohio. Thirty-eight students from nineteen different high schools around Ohio are featured in this production.  The show rehearses over 3 long weekends before opening the State Thespian Conference. The All-Ohio show intends to provide participating students with the experience of working on an advanced level of theatrical production. Involvement in the All-Ohio show is a special honor for the participants and schools, as well as an unforgettable experience for everyone involved. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND and PIPPIN to Take the Stage at TUTS This SummerONCE ON THIS ISLAND and PIPPIN to Take the Stage at TUTS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has announced its annual summer show performance series at Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

3-D Theatricals' ONCE ON THIS ISLAND to Sail to Redondo Beach and Cerritos PAC3-D Theatricals' ONCE ON THIS ISLAND to Sail to Redondo Beach and Cerritos PAC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

From the creators of Broadway's RAGTIME and SEUSSICAL, 3-D Theatricals will present the eight-time Tony nominated ONCE ON THIS ISLAND. (more...)

Composers Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty Exploring 'New Musical Concepts' for ONCE ON THIS ISLAND RevivalComposers Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty Exploring 'New Musical Concepts' for ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Revival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Just last month, a music workshop was held in NYC. '[It] was absolutely thrilling.' Flaherty told BroadwayWorld. 'In collaboration with director Michael Arden, vocal designer Ann Marie Milazzo and orchestrator Michael Starobin, we explored many exciting new musical concepts for the piece. Lynn [Ahrens] and I look forward to taking these ideas further with our new collaborators in the New Year.' (more...)

3-D Theatricals' ONCE ON THIS ISLAND to Sail to Redondo Beach and Cerritos PAC3-D Theatricals' ONCE ON THIS ISLAND to Sail to Redondo Beach and Cerritos PAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

From the creators of Broadway's RAGTIME and SEUSSICAL, 3-D Theatricals will present the eight-time Tony nominated ONCE ON THIS ISLAND. (more...)

BWW Review: Spectrum Gives Us Colorful Culture in ONCE ON THIS ISLANDBWW Review: Spectrum Gives Us Colorful Culture in ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by Joni Lorraine - Oct 26, 2016

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is the product of bringing us a part of the African American experience, just as the Spectrum founders intend, and it's worth cultivating. (more...)

Spectrum Theatre Company Presents Once On This Island by Lynn AhrensSpectrum Theatre Company Presents Once On This Island by Lynn Ahrens
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Spectrum Theatre Company is pleased to bring you ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, playing OCTOBER 20TH - 30th on stage at The Boyd Vance Theater at the George Washington Carver Museum. Once on This Island is a one-act musical with a book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. Based on the 1985 novel My Love, My Love; or, The Peasant Girl by Rosa Guy, it is set in the French Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean Sea. The show includes elements of the Romeo and Juliet story and elements of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Little Mermaid. It concerns a peasant girl on a tropical island, who uses the power of love to bring together people of different social classes. The original Broadway production ran from 1990 to 1991, and the West End production opened in 1994, where it won the 1995 Olivier Award for Best New Musical. (more...)

Spectrum Theatre Company Presents Once On This Island by Lynn AhrensSpectrum Theatre Company Presents Once On This Island by Lynn Ahrens
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Spectrum Theatre Company is pleased to bring you ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, playing OCTOBER 20TH - 30th on stage at The Boyd Vance Theater at the George Washington Carver Museum. Once on This Island is a one-act musical with a book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. Based on the 1985 novel My Love, My Love; or, The Peasant Girl by Rosa Guy, it is set in the French Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean Sea. The show includes elements of the Romeo and Juliet story and elements of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Little Mermaid. It concerns a peasant girl on a tropical island, who uses the power of love to bring together people of different social classes. The original Broadway production ran from 1990 to 1991, and the West End production opened in 1994, where it won the 1995 Olivier Award for Best New Musical. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Flashback to the Caribbean with the Original ONCE ON THIS ISLANDSTAGE TUBE: Flashback to the Caribbean with the Original ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

In celebration of the news, we're flashing back to the original production with a medley performed at the 1991 Tony Awards, followed by 'Waiting for Life', performed by original Ti Moune, LaChanze. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, Directed by Michael Arden, Sailing to BroadwayONCE ON THIS ISLAND, Directed by Michael Arden, Sailing to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Producer Ken Davenport announced today he is bringing a new production of the Olivier Award-winning, Tony-Nominated musical, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, to Broadway. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 7/31/2016Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 7/31/2016
by BWW - Jul 31, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/31/2016 for Columbus (more...)

BWW Review: CCT's Summer Youth Conservatory's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. - A Touching Story of Eternal Love in a Land DividedBWW Review: CCT's Summer Youth Conservatory's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. - A Touching Story of Eternal Love in a Land Divided
by Christina Mancuso - Jul 27, 2016

Columbus Children's Theatre's (CCT) international award-winning Summer Youth Performance Conservatory presents ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR., directed by Ryan Scarlata, opening today, July 27 thru August 7 at the Park Street Theatre.  Featuring a talented troupe of 30 ranging from ages 10-15, these kids have worked diligently for most of the summer to tell the story of forbidden love on an island divided by social prejudice. (more...)

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