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Based on the novel My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy

Booth Theatre (Broadway)


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by Bobby Patrick - Jun 30, 2022
In all, our final event for pride was a perfect evening that reminded one that Walt Whitman was a super gay voice in a time you might think would not have allowed his candor, but that saw him hailed as America’s poet.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2022
First look of Tony Award winning musical Once on This Island: A Musical at The Public Theater of San Antonio, featuring a book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, music by Stephen Flaherty and based upon the novel My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 7, 2022
Currently playing a long-awaited pre-Broadway engagement in Toronto, & Juliet will transfer directly to Broadway, with previews beginning October 28, 2022 ahead of a November 17, 2022 opening at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Tickets are available now!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 6, 2022
The Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center, a cherished tuition-free performing arts education program for elementary and high school students in Los Angeles' Leimert Park, will stage the one-act Lynn Ahrens / Stephen Flaherty coming-of-age musical “Once on This Island” as its summer theatrical production.
by Grace Cutler - Jul 5, 2022
The Tony-award-winning musical, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, based on a Caribbean interpretation of Hans Christian Anderson’s, The Little Mermaid, will come to the Baxter Flipside for a short season from 8 to 16 July 2022 at 7pm with matinees at 2pm.
by Tara Bennett - Jul 5, 2022
The Broadway phenomenon that is HAMILTON is back in the Crescent City. This epic, historical reimaging by Lin-Manuel Miranda is currently running at the Saenger Theatre now through July 10th. As one of the most impactful musicals to ever hit the bar, the question isn’t so much are you going, but when are you going. BroadwayWorld.com sat down with Alexander himself, Edred Utomi, to talk all things about his role as one of our Founding Fathers.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2022
The Broadway musical ‘Little Women the Musical’, following the adventures of the four March Sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, will begin a run at the world famous open air Minack Theatre in Cornwall from Monday 2 August - Saturday 6 August.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2022
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater is now presenting the world-premiere musical American Prophet: Frederick Douglass in His Own Words, which kicks off the historic theater’s “Surviving and Thriving”-themed 2022/23 Season. Check out photos here!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2022
The acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series has announced additional performers for their next large-scale event, Broadway Sings Whitney Houston at Sony Hall. On the eve of her birthday, August 8, Broadway Sings will welcome a starry cast of Broadway talent including Adrianna Hicks (Six), Kyle Freeman (A Strange Loop) and Alysha Deslorieux (Hamilton), singing new arrangements of the hits of the late pop legend, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2022
The world premiere production of HIGH NOON, based on the iconic and beloved Academy Award-winning film of the same title will arrive on Broadway in 2023.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2022
Geffen Playhouse announced the full cast for its West Coast premiere of the Stephen Daldry production of four-time Tony Award winner The Inheritance, written by Matthew López and directed by Mike Donahue.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 25, 2022
On the Verge Theatre has announced the cast for Runaways, playing August 5 – August 21, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 25, 2022
She ain’t down yet! Brought to you by the Transport Group’s award-winning production in conjunction with Music Theatre International, this studio recording of The Unsinkable Molly Brown is now available. Listen here!
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Jul 24, 2022
This is a Broadway caliber production you won't want to miss.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 21, 2022
Kelsey Forward Initiative is proud to present “Raise Your Voice Jr.,” a new musical revue featuring songs from across Music Theatre International's Broadway Junior Collection. The show runs from July 29 through July 31 at Kelsey Theatre located on the Mercer County Community College campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road in West Windsor. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2022
Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced the full cast and creative team for the world premiere musical, Goddess. The musical stage production is conceived and directed by Saheem Ali, music and lyrics by Michael Thurber, and written by Jocelyn Bioh. Previews begin Saturday, August 13, and the show runs through Sunday, September 25.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2022
The exuberant new musical Sing Street, based on the hit 2016 indie film of the same title, will be playing at The Huntington’s Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA from August 26 to October 2, 2022. Check out rehearsal photos here!
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 20, 2022
Continuing a return to live programming following a pandemic-era pivot to virtual programming which inspiring tens of thousands of students across the globe, BROADWAY DREAMS, a leading 501(c)3 non-profit arts education provider and perennial career springboard for the next generation of Broadway performers. See photos from the tour.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2022
The Kelsey Theatre and Kelsey Forward Initiative will present an all youth cast between the ages of 11 and 17 in Raise Your Voice Jr, a brand-new revue featuring songs from across MTI's Broadway Junior collection. Dates and show times are Friday, July 29 at 8pm, Saturday, July 30 at 8pm and Sunday, July 31 at 2pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2022
Members of Paper Mill Playhouse's competitive Conservatory are directed and choreographed by Paper Mill Playhouse’s professional artistic staff in a fully produced, original concert titled A Whole New World: A Tribute to Alan Menken. The concert features over 90 talented young performers, on July 29 at 7:30 PM and July 30 at 1:30 PM and 7:30 PM.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2022
Brought to you by the Transport Group’s award-winning production in conjunction with Music Theatre International, this studio recording of The Unsinkable Molly Brown, will be available everywhere, digitally, Friday, July 22nd. Get an exclusive first listen to Beth Malone singing 'I Ain't Down Yet' here! 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2022
Continuing a return to live programming following a pandemic-era pivot to virtual programming which inspiring tens of thousands of students across the globe, BROADWAY DREAMS, recently concluded weeklong programs in Nashville, Modesto, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Dallas, and Nairobi, Kenya.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2022
Classic Stage Company announced additional casting for A Man of No Importance. Joining the previously announced Jim Parsons in the production will be Alma Cuervo, Kara Mikula, Tony nominee Mary Beth Peil, Thom Sesma, Tony nominee A.J. Shively and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 18, 2022
This July, Berkshire Theatre Group will present Songs For a New World, the first musical by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA, and also the 2022 Colonial Concert Series: Featuring Broadway Luminaries Chita Rivera and Charl Brown at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA.
by BWW Prompts - Jul 18, 2022
For World Emoji Day we asked our readers to share their favorite Broadway show using only emojis!
by BWW Special Offer - Jul 18, 2022
Special Offer: Charlotte d’Amboise, Mark Evans and Alex Newell Star in World Premiere Musical Comedy
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2022
Next week, 54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2022
The studio recording of The Unsinkable Molly Brown will be available everywhere, digitally, Friday, July 22nd. The Unsinkable Molly Brown features Meredith Willson's original score and lyrics plus unknown gems from Willson’s trunk, with a new book and added lyrics by Dick Scanlan, and liner notes by Luis Miranda.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2022
Producing Artistic Director Mark Cortale's acclaimed Broadway @ The Art House series has announced that Rachel Bay Jones - Tony Award Winner for Broadway's smash hit Dear Evan Hansen and star of Pippin – will rejoin the summer 2022 series for one night only this August 9, with Seth Rudetsky as music director and host.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 14, 2022
Theater Resources Unlimited has announced their annual Producer Boot Camp: Essentials of Successful Self-Producing. This unique workshop, geared to the specific multi-tasking challenges of self-producers, has been reformatted and rethought for virtual presentation. It will take place on Sunday, July 31, 2022, 12pm-5:30pm ET.
by Michael Major - Jul 13, 2022
Sharon D Clarke has joined the cast of Matthew López’s new romantic comedy Red, White & Royal Blue. Thomas Flynn and Malcolm Atobrah have also joined the new cast, which includes the previously announced Uma Thurman, Clifton Collins Jr., Stephen Fry, Sarah Shahi, Taylor Zakhar Perez, Nicholas Galitzins, Rachel Hilson, Ellie Bamber, and more.
by Faeron Wheeler - Jul 13, 2022
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is a joyous expression of music and dance from start to finish. It’s feel-good musical theatre at its best and this production from Wêla Kapela is just wonderful. I had a blast in the audience from the moment I walked into the auditorium.
by Student Blogger: Kat Mokrynski - Jul 13, 2022
Caution: the brain may wander. Side effects may include a distrust of your own senses, a disorientation of self, and a mild to severely good time. You may not be who you think you are. But we’re all in it together. Welcome to Theatre of the Mind, created by David Byrne and Mala Gaonkar.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2022
The new production of Guys and Dolls in Japan has opened its curtain to a house full of enthusiastic audience at the prestigious Imperial Theatre on Thursday, June 9th in Tokyo.
by Theresa Bertram - Jul 11, 2022
What did our critic think of THE STAR-SPANGLED GIRL at Batesville Community Theatre? Even though the Batesville Community Theatre has been around for 50 years, this was my first time visiting this troupe, who recently moved into a new facility at 1295 E Main Street, in Batesville. To christen the new building, BCT is performing THE STAR-SPANGLED GIRL by Neil Simon through Sunday, July 10.
by Theresa Bertram - Jul 10, 2022
What did our critic think of THE STAR-SPANGLED GIRL at Batesville Community Theatre? She thought the cast had great chemistry and loved the new facility.
by BWW Staff - Jul 1, 2022
Boston is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 9, 2022
Goodspeed Musicals has announced the cast for the blockbuster tap dancing extravaganza 42nd Street. The toe-tapping crowd-pleaser will run from Sept. 16 – Nov. 6 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. 
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022
Tony Award® and Daytime Emmy Award® winner Lillias White is set to take over the role of Hermes in Hadestown, the Tony and Grammy Award®-winning Best Musical, at the Walter Kerr Theatre, beginning on Tuesday, September 13.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 4, 2022
Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza - with full orchestra! Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Once on This Island, Ragtime), have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little girl with a big imagination – Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2022
The creative team has been finalized and  tickets are now on sale for the world premiere musical How to Dance in Ohio. The musical is scheduled as the 2022-23 season opener at Syracuse Stage this fall, and will run Sept. 21 – Oct. 9, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2022
Steppenwolf Theatre Company will present the Steppenwolf for Young Adults’ world premiere of 1919, adapted by J. Nicole Brooks from Eve L. Ewing’s collection of luminous and searing poems about the killing of Black teenager Eugene Williams in 1919 off the segregated Chicago lakeshore – and how this tragedy reverberates today.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 3, 2022
The Apollo and The Joyce Theater has announced that they are partnering together to present a cross-town celebration of three dance and theater works, known collectively as The Trilogy, by award-winning choreographer & director Camille A. Brown, October 25 through November 5, 2022.
by Grace Cutler - Aug 15, 2022
Disney Theatrical Productions, under the direction of Thomas Schumacher, has released full casting for the eagerly-anticipated North American tour of Disney’s Aladdin.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 15, 2022
Full casting has been announced for the North American tour of Disney's Aladdin. The production will feature Adi Roy (Aladdin), Marcus M. Martin (Genie), Senzel Ahmady (Jasmine), Anand Nagraj (Jafar), Aaron Choi (Iago), Sorab Wadia (Sultan), Ben Chavez (Omar), Jake Letts (Babkak), Colt Prattes (Kassim), Dwelvan David (Standby Genie, Jafar & Sultan) and J. Andrew Speas (Standby Genie, Sultan & Babkak).
by Stephi Wild - Aug 15, 2022
Erika Henningsen will lead the world premiere of new musical Joy the Musical at George Street Playhouse, directed by Casey Hushion (Broadway: Aladdin, The Prom), with choreography by Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Joshua Bergasse. 
by Stephi Wild - Aug 10, 2022
​​​​​​​MCC Theater has announced the complete casting for the World Premiere of Only Gold, a new musical with music and lyrics by platinum recording artist and BRIT Award winner Kate Nash (“GLOW”) and a book by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and Ted Malawer (Everything Beautiful Happens at Night).
by Michael Major - Aug 10, 2022
Andrew Rannell, Phylicia Rashad, Isaac Powell, Robin Weigert, Kate Burton and Cassandra Freeman have rounded out the cast of Our Son, starring the previously announced Billy Porter and Luke Evans. Bill Oliver will direct the film, featuring a script that he co-wrote with Peter Nickowitz.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 1, 2022
November 2022 offerings at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts will include the return of  the Broadway @ The Wallis concert series, hosted and music-directed by SiriusXM Radio star Seth Rudetsky, featuring internationally acclaimed Tony, Obie, and Emmy Award-winner Lillias White, and much more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 1, 2022
Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston announced the cast for Pippin, the 2nd and final production in the company’s Summer 2022 season. Running from August 5-13, 2022 at the Robinson Theatre.

Once On This Island Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Once On This Island have their been?
Once On This Island has had 9 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1990, Off-Broadway which opened in 1990, Broadway which opened in 1990, Broadway which opened in 1990, West End which opened in 1994, Broadway which opened in 2002, Broadway which opened in 2002, Broadway which opened in 2017 and US Tour which opened in 2019.

What Tony Awards has Once On This Island been nominated for?
Best Musical , Best Book of a Musical for Lynn Ahrens , Best Choreography for Graciela Daniele, Best Costume Design for Judy Dearing, Best Direction of a Musical for Graciela Daniele, Best Lighting Design for Allen Lee Hughes Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Stephen Flaherty and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Lynn Ahrens .

What other awards has Once On This Island been nominated for?
Best Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards).

What productions of Once On This Island have their been?
Once On This Island has had 9 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1990, Off-Broadway which opened in 1990, Broadway which opened in 1990, Broadway which opened in 1990, West End which opened in 1994, Broadway which opened in 2002, Broadway which opened in 2002, Broadway which opened in 2017 and US Tour which opened in 2019.

What awards has Once On This Island been nominated for?
Best Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards).

What songs are in Once On This Island and what's the order?
Prologue
We Dance
One Small Girl
Waiting for Life
And the Gods Heard Her Prayers
Rain
Pray
Forever Yours
The Sad Tale of the Beauxhommes
Ti Mourne
Mama Will Provide
Some Say
The Human Heart
Some Girls
The Ball
Ti Moune's Dance
When We Are Wed
A Part of Us
Why We Tell the Story
Come Down From The Tree
When Daniel Marries
We Dance
One Small Girl
Waiting For Life
And The Gods Heard Her Prayer
Pray
Forever Yours
The Sad Tale Of The Beauxhommes
Ti Moune
Mama Will Provide
Some Say
The Human Heart
Some Girls
The Ball
A Part Of Us
Why We Tell The Story

What is the order of songs in Once On This Island and what's the order?
Prologue
We Dance
One Small Girl
Waiting for Life
And the Gods Heard Her Prayers
Rain
Pray
Forever Yours
The Sad Tale of the Beauxhommes
Ti Mourne
Mama Will Provide
Some Say
The Human Heart
Some Girls
The Ball
Ti Moune's Dance
When We Are Wed
A Part of Us
Why We Tell the Story
Come Down From The Tree
When Daniel Marries
We Dance
One Small Girl
Waiting For Life
And The Gods Heard Her Prayer
Pray
Forever Yours
The Sad Tale Of The Beauxhommes
Ti Moune
Mama Will Provide
Some Say
The Human Heart
Some Girls
The Ball
A Part Of Us
Why We Tell The Story

What productions of Once On This Island have there been?
Once On This Island has had 9 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1990, Off-Broadway which opened in 1990, Broadway which opened in 1990, Broadway which opened in 1990, West End which opened in 1994, Broadway which opened in 2002, Broadway which opened in 2002, Broadway which opened in 2017 and US Tour which opened in 2019.