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Once On This Island - 1990 - Off-Broadway

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


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(New York, NY)
416 West 42nd St.(between 9th & 10th Aves)
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 8, 2021
American Repertory Theater at Harvard University announced today the creative team and cast for Macbeth In Stride. Created by Obie Award winner Whitney White and directed by Tyler Dobrowsky and Taibi Magar, Macbeth In Stride begins performances at the Loeb Drama Center on Saturday, October 23 and officially opens on Thursday, October 29, 2021. 
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2021
Gettysburg Community Theatre announced that they will be joining thousands of theatrical organizations around the globe by producing their own local production of Music Theatre International's All Together Now!: A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre. Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) created this revue for theatres across the globe to use as a local fundraising event performed over the same weekend of November 12, 2021. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2021
Oregon Shakespeare Festival today announced its 2022 Season, making a joyous return to repertory programming after two years of extreme uncertainty—and emerging with an ambitious vision of theatre as an accessible artform that can boldly meet our current moment.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2021
Ogunquit Playhouse has announced their fall 2021 Arts Academy programming, offering theatre education through courses, camps, and workshops, and more.
by Michael Major - Sep 27, 2021
Salonga and Leal will join Carly Pope, Elena Goode, Zakiya Young, and the previously announced Mallory Bechtel, Bailee Madison, Chandler Kinney, Maia Reficco, Malia Pyles, Zaria, Alex Aiono and Eric Johnson in the new series.
by - Sep 26, 2021
Peter Hylenski has won the 2020 Tony Award for Best Sound Design of a Musical for MOULIN ROUGE!.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 24, 2021
Farmers Alley Theatre will kick off its season with Jason Robert Brown's emotive song cycle, SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD – running October 8-24, directed by Broadway star and Kalamazoo native, Jerry Dixon who starred on Broadway in the musicals Once on this Island, Five Guys Named Moe and If/Then to name a few. 
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2021
Cobb PARKS and the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre are bringing the Stephen Sondheim classic, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, to life in their musicals-in-concert series. This is the fourth concert in the Anderson Theatre's 2021 season, following the box office record-breaking concerts of CHESS, NINE, and ONCE ON THIS ISLAND.
by ETTORE FARRATTINI - Sep 21, 2021
LA 74° EDIZIONE DEI TONY AWARDS al WINTER GARDEN THEATER. Con il titolo Broadway's back! il 26 settembre saranno assegnati i premi per la stagione 2019/2020 rimandata per la pandemia.
by Ricky Pope - Sep 21, 2021
Haley Swindal (Chicago, Jekyll & Hyde, White Christmas) is a performer in the old sense, the kind who would have been right at home in the age of television variety shows. Her engaging personality is big, but not intimidating. She commands attention without being consciously flashy about it. She has what used to be called in the old days “stage presence.” Before the pandemic, she impressed Broadway audiences as one of the youngest women to play Matron Mama Morton in Chicago. She definitely has some of the swagger and chutzpah of that “Countess of the Clink.” But underneath it lies a sensitive, nurturing, sexy woman who is completely comfortable downstage center. In short, Haley Swindal is the life of the party.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2021
The Encore Musical Theatre kicks off a new season of mainstage musicals with the Broadway hit SMOKEY JOE'S CAFÉ. The longest-running revue in Broadway history, the show features a Grammy-winning score by hitmakers, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. You'll be dancing in your seat to such instantly recognizable tunes as On Broadway, Fools Fall in Love, Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock, Love Potion #9 and so many more.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 2, 2021
Uncle Function continues their run at Asylum NYC on Friday September 10th at 7:30pm. The Uncle's celebratory performance will feature their signature brand of original sketch comedy, live musical performance and a special guest appearance by comedian Kyle Gordon.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2021
The Green Room 42 will present a selection of songs from the new musical, Call Me From The Grave. A finalist at the Eugene O'Neill 2021 National Theater Conference, the original show tells the story of real-life Bluesman, Robert Johnson. The concert will be the New York City premiere of the show's music and lyrics by Charlie Romano, and book by Harold Hodge, Jr.
by E.H. Reiter - Sep 17, 2021
Interview with Andréa Burns on her role in the world premiere musical THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA and working with the director and choreographer Graciela Daniele at The Old Globe through October 17th.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2021
The full cast has been released for Dreamgirls, as it embarks on its first ever tour of the UK, opening at the Liverpool Empire Theatre this December before visiting cities right across the country throughout 2022 and into 2023.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2021
Music Theater Works brings this 13-time Tony Award-nominated musical with its rich, award-winning score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens - the lyricist and composer duo behind Once on This Island and Seussical to its stage.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 16, 2021
One Small Girl Publishing has announced the release of a new book, One Year On Broadway.
by Michael Major - Sep 15, 2021
Stream the song performed by series stars Antonio Ortiz and Hailey Kilgore, and produced by Sean C, this song originally debuted during a recent episode in the first season of Power Book III: Raising Kanan, which stars Patina Miller. 
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 14, 2021
The White Plains Performing Arts Center has announced its 2021-2022 Season!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2021
The Ritz Theatre Company is presenting the first show of its 'Grand Reopening' season, Once on This Island, a Caribbean-set musical celebration of love, hope, and life from the Tony Award-winning team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. The production runs at The Ritz from September 17th through October 3rd.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 10, 2021
THE BLACK COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, an original musical by Michele R. Hampton, directed by Cate  Cammarata, with musical direction by Seth Weinstein, is scheduled for a limited run beginning late  September at Off-Broadway's Theatre Row (410 West 42nd St. NY). 
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 1, 2021
Slow Burn Theatre Company is ready to reignite the theatrical scene after a forced pandemic shutdown with a scorching 2021/2022 Season that features five red hot musical blockbusters as kindling: the Florida premieres of recent Broadway hits Once on This Island and Head Over Heels, Broadway fan favorites Kinky Boots and Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical,  and Songs for a New World from one of Broadway's hitmakers. The season is presented by American National Bank, South Florida's premier community bank.
by Stage Tube - Oct 8, 2021
Go inside first day of rehearsal for Signature Theatre's production of RENT! The production will reopen Signature's MAX Theatre for live performances from November 2, 2021 - January 2, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 8, 2021
Tony Award nominated director and choreographer Graciela Daniele was the 2020 recipient of the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 5, 2021
Signature Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for RENT, book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson, which will reopen Signature's MAX Theatre for live performances from November 2, 2021 – January 2, 2022. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 5, 2021
Learn about the full cast for the new First National Tour of A Christmas Carol with Tony and Emmy Award nominee Kate Burton, Grammy and SAG Award nominee Alex Newell (Ghost of Christmas Present/Mrs. Fezziwig), Bradley Whitford (Ebenezer Scrooge) & more along with information on schedule and tickets.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 4, 2021
The Tony Award-nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) ushers in its 107th season with stellar productions of the acclaimed musical Harmony: A New Musical by the legendary Barry Manilow and his longtime collaborator Bruce Sussman, a co-production with the New York City Opera of the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's The Garden Of The Finzi-Continis, a virtual presentations of Kadye Molodowsky's Ale Fenster Tsu Der Zun (All the Windows Face the Sun), 15 Minute Yiddish (More or Less), and much more.
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 2, 2021
Farmers Alley Theatre will kick off its season with Jason Robert Brown's emotive song cycle, SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD – running October 8-24, directed by Broadway star and Kalamazoo native, Jerry Dixon who starred on Broadway in the musicals Once on this Island, Five Guys Named Moe and If/Then to name a few. 
by Team BWW - Oct 15, 2021
Reserve your spot today - a limited number of students are able to participate in each class. Students will get the opportunity to perform for their instructor, get personalized feedback on their piece, and to try out their song another time following critiques. Improve your performance and get the advantage at your next audition with feedback from working Broadway professionals!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 15, 2021
The season will begin on December 3 with Holiday Spectacular, featuring Red Mountain Theatre Youth Ensembles (formerly known as RMT Conservatory), along with professional adult talent, performing classic Holiday favorites. This year’s Holiday Spectacular will be bigger and better than ever after having to cancel last year’s show due to Covid-19.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 15, 2021
STAGES THEATRE COMPANY will join over 2,400 theatrical organizations around the globe by producing its own local production of All Together Now! - A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre. Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) created this revue for theatres to use as a fundraising event performed over the same weekend in November.
by Shari Barrett - Oct 12, 2021
Kentwood Players is proudly presenting MTI’s ALL TOGETHER NOW! as a Gala Red Carpet Fundraising event, directed by Susan Goldman Weisbarth, produced by Gail Bernardi, with musical consultant Mike Walker and choreography by Victoria Miller. Performances take place on Friday, November 12 at 8pm, Saturday, November 13 at 8pm, and Sunday, November 14 at 2pm. Audience members are invited to dress up, walk the red carpet, and have your photo taken on our outdoor front patio while you sip champagne. There will be lots of goodies and a few surprises too!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 12, 2021
National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced this year’s casting for the performances of Little Duende, Māyā, Private Gomer Jones, and TL;DR featured in the 33rd Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. This year’s festival will be held on Thursday, October 21 and Friday, October 22, 2021 and will be presented as a digital and in-person hybrid.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 10, 2021
CHICKEN & BISCUITS, the new comedy written by Douglas Lyons and directed by Zhailon Levingston, officially opens tonight, October 10, at the Circle in the Square Theatre. 
by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2021
Rowdy and fun, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' is our joyous celebration of the return of theatre. Closed since March 2020, Pioneer Theatre Company (PTC) opens with Ain't Misbehavin' on September 10, 2021 through September 25, 2021. It will be presented scripts-in-hand, as a concert musical but fully staged with the orchestra on stage.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2021
The New York Youth Symphony Musical Theater Songwriting Program (NYYS) and Director Anna K. Jacobs have announced the 2021/2022 Season. Heading into its fourth season the NYYS Musical Theater Songwriting program is specially designed to lead students through a range of musical theater songwriting processes. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 27, 2021
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will resume in-person performances when it launches its previously announced 51st season, featuring eight plays and musicals presented October 2021 through August 2022, kicking off with the new indie folk-rock musical Lizard Boy.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 26, 2021
Jessica Vosk, who starred most recently as Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway, will make her Broadway @ The Art House series debut on Monday, August 30th at 7:00 PM, with Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2021
New City Music Theatre will welcome celebrated singer and Tony nominee Liz Callaway to the cast of their one-night only production of Songs for a New World. Callaway joins a host of Broadway and rising stars for the exclusive event at Radial Park at Halletts Point in Astoria, Queens on Thursday, August 26 at 7:30pm.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2021
The musical tells the true story of the Comedian Harmonists, an ensemble of six talented young men in 1920s Germany who took the world by storm with their signature blend of sophisticated close harmonies and uproarious stage antics, until their inclusion of Jewish singers put them on a collision course with history.
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 23, 2021
Producers Barry and Fran Weissler have just announced casting for the Broadway company of CHICAGO, which resumes performances at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W 49th St, NYC) on Tuesday, September 14th. Leading the company will be Bianca Marroquín making her debut in the role of Velma Kelly, Tony Award-winner Lillias White as Matron “Mama” Morton, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart and Ryan Lowe as Mary Sunshine. Casting for the roles of Roxie Hart and Billy Flynn will officially be announced soon, but according to an Instagram post from casting office Stewart/Whitley, Ana Villafañe will play Roxie.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 19, 2021
National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced this year’s directors and music directors for the 33rd Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which will be held on Thursday, October 21 and Friday, October 22, 2021.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 19, 2021
The Gateway will open NEWSIES to fully vaccinated audiences beginning August 25th at Patchogue Theatre. The entire company including all actors, musicians, technical support personnel, directors, designers, box office and admin staff have all been fully vaccinated for Covid-19. 
by - Aug 18, 2021
In addition to being nominated for a Tony Award® this year, Tom Kitt has won a Pulitzer Prize, two Tony Awards®, a GRAMMY Award®, and an Emmy Award®. Tom’s debut album Reflect is about finding your voice when you need it most, and features songs co-written and performed by some of Broadway’s biggest stars. A true collaboration that captures the hope and heartbreak of these tumultuous times.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 16, 2021
Producers Nelle Nugent, Ron Simons and Kenneth Teaton announced today that Tony Award nominee Camille A. Brown will direct the upcoming production of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf on Broadway in 2022. This will mark Brown’s directorial debut on Broadway.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 14, 2021
Set in the fragments of a shattered world, this provocative and powerful musical exploration imagines a conversation between Simone and three African-American women. In the aftermath of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in 1963, Nina Simone rocked the nation with 'Four Women,' her tribute in song to the four young girls murdered. Scholar and artist Thulani Davis called the song 'an instantly accessible analysis of the damning legacy of slavery, that made iconographic the real women we knew and would become.'
by Ricky Pope - Aug 13, 2021
Lillias White (Dreamgirls, Cats, Once On This Island, How to Succeed, The Life, Fela!) is the kind of performer who engenders adoration. She serves up joy and talent in giant portions in everything she does. She won the Tony for The Life, the Obie for Romance in Hard Times, and a Daytime Emmy for her role on Sesame Street. She was also Tony-nominated for her stunning turn in Fela! Her voice is instantly recognizable. No one sings like her. The force of her voice and her presence is as elemental as air, water, earth, and fire.
by Nuria Pedret - Aug 12, 2021
La actriz y cantante Andrea Bayardo nos habla de AIDA, el musical de Elton John y Tim Rice basado en la ópera homónima de Giuseppe Verdi sobre una princesa etíope raptada
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 12, 2021
Kean Stage has  announced its return to in-person, indoor performances this fall for its 12th season.