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

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by Team BWW - Oct 31, 2022
Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, October 31, 2022.
by Review Roundups - Oct 31, 2022
Classic Stage Company's A Man Of No Importance officially opened on Sunday, October 30. The cast of A Man Of No Importance includes four-time Emmy winner Jim Parsons and two-time Emmy winner and Tony nominee Mare Winningham as siblings Alfie and Lily Byrne, respectively, and more. Read all of the reviews for A Man of No Importance here!
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 31, 2022
The family favorite musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' most classic tale from the Broadway giants who brought you hits such as Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Disney's The Little Mermaid, Ragtime, Once On This Island, and more, A Christmas Carol will make its way back to Orange County's Premier Civic Performing Arts Center December 2 through 18.
by Tyler Hinton - Oct 31, 2022
The world premiere of the Broadway-bound musical comedy SHUCKED, currently playing at Pioneer Theatre Company, is hilariously corny with story and song as sweet and juicy as fresh, buttered corn on the cob. It’s an unexpected show that grows on you as it goes along, and like kernels stuck in your teeth, it stays with you long after. 
by Stephi Wild - Oct 28, 2022
& Juliet begins Broadway performances tonight, October 28. Meet the cast of & Juliet here!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 28, 2022
Lea Salonga has been featured on Pentatonix's new holiday albu, Holidays Around The World! Salonga sings along with the a capella group on a rendition of Jose Mari Chan’s Christmas In Our Hearts.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 26, 2022
With an all female Mexican cast, Lozano’s new Mexican musical DESAPARECIDAS will start rehearsals next week. Florencia Cuenca (Children of Salt, A Never-Ending Line) will lead this ensemble piece with her character of “La Jenni”. It will run Dec 2nd through the 18th.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 25, 2022
Broadway Inspirational Voices held its BETTER DAYS: Fundraising Cocktail Party and Award Ceremony on October 24, 2022 at 7:00pm in the heart of Times Square. Check out photos here!
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 25, 2022
Flying V will kick off their 2023 season with a week-long developmental workshop of the new coming-of-age musical Vanishing Girl by local writers William Yanesh (music and lyrics) and Hope Villanueva (book) and directed by Eric Jordan Young.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 25, 2022
Flying V will kick off their 2023 season with a week-long developmental workshop of the new coming-of-age musical Vanishing Girl by local writers William Yanesh (music and lyrics) and Hope Villanueva (book) and directed by Eric Jordan Young.
by Team BWW - Oct 24, 2022
Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, October 24, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 24, 2022
A beloved holiday tradition will return to People’s Light with the world premiere of Alice in Wonderland: A Musical Panto. Alice in Wonderland: A Musical Panto runs November 16 through January 1 on the Leonard C. Haas Stage.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 24, 2022
The Dramatists Guild of America is presenting season four of The Dramatists Guild Presents: TALKBACK. The Guild celebrates writers from a diverse array of backgrounds and how they’ve built meaningful careers within a constantly evolving industry. The first episode of the season debuts today with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Listen here!
by Show Highlights - Oct 22, 2022
The World Premiere of Only Gold, now in previews at MCC Theater, will open on Monday November 7 for a limited run through November 27, 2022. Only Gold is a new musical with music and lyrics by platinum recording artist Kate Nash and a book by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler and Ted Malawer at MCC Theater. See photos here!
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 9, 2022
Actors' Equity Association has presented a special ACCA Award honoring the resilience of the chorus during the pandemic during a ceremony marking the reopening of Equity's New York City Audition Center.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 8, 2022
Village Theatre has announced Lisa Estridge as the Voice of Audrey II for all remaining performances of the Tony Award-winning Broadway classic Little Shop of Horrors by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 7, 2022
FRIGID New York will present the 14th Annual The Fire This Time Festival at The Kraine Theater (85 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003), January 16-29, 2023. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2022
Shoshana Bean, Lilli Cooper, Jared Grimes and Christine Pedi have joined the roster of performers for a concert celebration at the 30th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala, which will honor musical theater legend Leslie Uggams with the 2022 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theater, which will be presented by Dionne Warwick. 
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 7, 2022
A Christmas Carol, the Broadway Musical, will ring in the holiday season, presented at Patchogue Theatre from December 16 and will run through December 28.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 4, 2022
54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present 54 SINGS FOR PLANNED PARENTHOOD, a benefit for Planned Parnethood’s Action Fund, on Monday November 28th at 9:30pm. The show is hosted by Mikayla Petrilla and features the talents of Taylor Iman Jones, Tramell Tillman, Sarah Steele, T. Oliver Reid, and more.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 30, 2022
Rising musical theater composers Jaime Lozano and Florencia Cuenca share the premiere of this Mexican musical about the death and disappearance of hundreds of women and girls in Ciudad Juárez, México.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 3, 2022
The tango, the cha cha, and the waltz, oh my! It's time to break out those dancing shoes with the return of Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's family-friendly musical The Dancing Princesses, by local playwright Joseph McDonough with music and lyrics by David Kisor.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 29, 2022
On Monday, December 12 at 8:00 p.m., Carnegie Hall presents Get Happy: A Judy Garland Centennial Celebration featuring Broadway stars Jessica Vosk alongside Andy Karl. Written by Robert Cary and Jonathan Tolins, and directed by Michael Arden with Music Director Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Get Happy celebrates the life and artistry of the legendary Judy Garland.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 28, 2022
Barry Kleinbort, multi-award director, composer, lyricist, and librettist joins “Jamie deRoy & friends” as co-host.  He will team with Jamie deRoy, the legendary 10-time Tony Award Broadway Producer and founder of her popular long-running talk show.
by Team BWW - Nov 28, 2022
Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, November 28, 2022.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 28, 2022
Tickets to Shucked, the new original musical comedy with book by Tony Award winner Robert Horn and score by the Nashville songwriting team of Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally, are now on sale to the general public.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 28, 2022
Get a behind the scenes look at Olney Theatre Center's remount of its 2021 hit Disney's Beauty and the Beast runs through January 1, 2023, on the Mainstage. Jade Jones and Evan Ruggiero, who attracted national attention last year for their stereotype-busting performances in the lead roles, also return to star as Belle and the Beast.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 22, 2022
54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 54 SINGS FOR PLANNED PARENTHOOD, a benefit for Planned Parnethood's Action Fund, on Monday November 28th at 9:30pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 22, 2022
 The Gift Theatre has announced its 2023 season, featuring the Chicago premiere of Anna Ouyang Moench’s dark comedy Mothers, directed by Lili-Anne Brown and a revival of Jim Cartwright’s powerful, award-winning drama The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, directed by Devo de Mayo.
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022
The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022
The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Birmingham Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022
The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022
The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Denver Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022
The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Miami Metro Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022
The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld San Antonio Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022
The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 21, 2022
Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society announced the recipient and finalist for its annual Zelda Fichandler Award.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2022
A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical will begin preview performances tonight, November 2 ahead of a Sunday, December 4 opening night at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre. Meet the cast here!
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 2, 2022
Veteran actor Eugene Lee will join Norm Lewis to star in the 20-week North American tour of Roundabout's 2020 Tony Award-winning Best Revival of the 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning A Soldier's Play.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 18, 2022
Musical Theatre West has announced the cast of its final production of the season, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella. With an enchanting ensemble that boasts talent seen on Broadway, National Tours, stage and screen, the updated take on this favorite fairytale will set the scene of holiday magic for the whole family.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 15, 2022
The gala honored musical theater legend Leslie Uggams  with the 2022 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theater, which will be presented by Dionne Warwick. Ted Chapin was also honored with The York Theatre Company Founders' Award, presented by his daughters Anika and Zoë Chapin. Check out photos here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2022
 TheaterWorksUSA in association with The Apollo, will present an invite only staged reading of Jason Reynolds’ New York Times best-selling young adult novel Long Way Down in a compelling new musical by Dahlak Brathwaite and Khiyon Hursey, directed and choreographed by Ken-Matt Martin on November 21 at Pearl Studios.   
by Team BWW - Nov 14, 2022
Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, November 7, 2022.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 14, 2022
Elttaes Productions will present private developmental work session presentations of the new musical AFTERWORDS on Thursday, November 17, and Friday, November 18, 2022, for select industry members. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 14, 2022
Signature Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for the play Which Way to the Stage, written by Ana Nogueira. In Which Way to the Stage, Broadway superfans Jeff and Judy eagerly await their idol Idina Menzel after her performance in If/Then at the stage door every night.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 14, 2022
New original musical comedy, Shucked, is headed to Broadway in Spring 2023! The musical features a book by Tony Award® winner Robert Horn and a score by the  Nashville songwriting team of Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally. Learn more about Shucked, and how to purchase tickets, here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 11, 2022
The original cast recording of Knoxville is NOW AVAILABLE ON CD. Based on the novel by James Agee, Knoxville recently had its world premiere run at Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, Florida.
by BWW Staff - Nov 1, 2022
Los Angeles 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. Coming up this month we've got Rock My Soul Festival - A Musical Portrait: Price & Bonds and more!
by BWW Staff - Nov 1, 2022
Washington, DC 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. Coming up this month are Design for Murder, Dracula, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 1, 2022
The Whos, as well as Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and Gertrude McFuzz are all here for the holidays as Theatre in the Park INDOOR presents 'Seussical The Musical'!

Once On This Island Frequently Asked Questions

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.