Once on This Island

Ages: 4+
Opened: May 6, 1990
Closing: May 27, 1990

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Bill English, Nkrumah Gatling, Teal Wicks & More to Star in RAGTIME at Signature Theatre by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 26, 2023

Signature Theatre has revealed the cast and creative team for the epic musical Ragtime, with book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

David Byrne and Arbutus to Host HERE LIES LOVE Benefit This Thursday by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 26, 2023

David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s Broadway production of Here Lies Love will host a sold out special benefit performance on September 28 with proceeds supporting Byrne’s non-profit, Arbutus.

Woodside Musical Theatre to Present SEUSSICAL Next Month by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 25, 2023

Woodside Musical Theatre will present SEUSSICAL a musical with music, book, and story by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, beginning next month. Get event and ticket information here!

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's 2023-2024 Season Opens With ONCE ON THIS ISLAND by Stephi Wild - Sep 25, 2023

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe will open its 24th season with “Once On This Island.” Learn more about the musical and find out how to get tickets here!

Gerard Alessandrini's Hit New Musical FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: THE NEXT GENERATION To Play Universal Preservation Hall, October 5 by A.A. Cristi - Sep 21, 2023

Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation, Gerard Alessandrini's hilarious musical spoof of Broadway's biggest shows and brightest stars, comes to Universal Preservation Hall on October 5. Don't miss this Tony Award-winning hit!

Exclusive: SCROOGE: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Soundtrack to Be Released on Vinyl With Luke Evans, Jessie Buckley & More by Michael Major - Sep 20, 2023

The album contains songs that are performed by the actors from the film including Luke Evans, Jessie Buckley, Fra Fee, Trevor Dion Nicholas and more.  Produced by Timeless Films in association with Axis Studios and directed by Stephen Donnelly, Charles Dickens’ ageless legend is reborn in this musical adaptation of the Christmas story.

Up on the Marquee: HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO by Jennifer Broski - Sep 20, 2023

New musical How to Dance in Ohio, inspired by Alexandra Shiva’s Peabody Award-winning documentary of the same name, will open on Broadway this fall at the Belasco Theatre. Check out photos of the new theatre marquee!

Video: A WONDERFUL WORLD Cast 'Performs St. James Infirmary' by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 19, 2023

Watch cast members of A Wonderful World St. James Infirmary in rehearsal!

Tony-Award Winner Alex Newell to Open Kean Stage 2023-2024 Season by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 18, 2023

Recent Tony Award-winning star of stage and screen Alex Newell will open Kean Stage’s 2023-2024 season at Enlow Recital Hall in Hillside, New Jersey on Friday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Disney's ALADDIN Flies Into Glasgow in 2024 by Stephi Wild - Sep 18, 2023

The critically acclaimed Broadway and West End musical Aladdin will land in Glasgow in 2024 as part of its first ever UK and Ireland tour. Learn more about the musical and find out how to get tickets here!

ALADDIN Comes to Birmingham Hippodrome Next Month by Stephi Wild - Sep 18, 2023

The critically acclaimed Broadway and West End musical Aladdin will land in Birmingham in 2024 as part of its first ever UK and Ireland tour. Learn more about the musical and find out how to get tickets here!

VINCENT - HIS QUEST TO LOVE AND BE LOVED to Play The Drama Factory This Month by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 16, 2023

VINCENT - HIS QUEST TO LOVE AND BE LOVED is a multimedia cabaret that tells the story of Vincent Van Gogh's search for love through reimagined versions of popular musical theatre, pop, rock, and jazz numbers.

Review: THE COLOR PURPLE at Shea's 710 Theatre by Michael Rabice - Sep 16, 2023

Something magical is happening at Shea's 710 Theatre. And it's a joy to report that the local talent onstage is simply astounding. Along with the Ujima Theatre Company and Second Generation Theatre, Shea's is producing a spine-tingling production of the musical THE COLOR PURPLE.

Interview: 'We're Complicit in This World of Capitalism': Actor Gabrielle Brooks on Multi-Roling, Gender Stereotypes and the Powerful Message of MLIMA'S TALE by Kat Mokrynski - Sep 18, 2023

Gabrielle Brooks, along with other roles, plays Githinji, the Chief of Police. BroadwayWorld discussed with Gabrielle what it is like to be playing multiple roles with a small ensemble, what she hopes audiences take away from the show, and what she has learned during her time researching for the role.

Hailey Kilgore, Derek Klena, Javier Muñoz & Ali Stroker to Join The New York Pops Season Opening Concert at Carnegie Hall by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2023

The New York Pops—led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke— will open its 2023-24 season with a brand-new concert program, featuring Hailey Kilgore, Derek Klena, Javier Muñoz & Ali Stroker. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Video: Watch James Monroe Iglehart Sing as Louis Armstrong in Rehearsals for A WONDERFUL WORLD by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2023

Watch Watch James Monroe Iglehart sing What A Wonderful World in rehearsals for the new musical A Wonderful World!

Tony Danza, Nikki M. James, and More Join Jamie deRoy & Friends at Birdland Next Month by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2023

Jamie deRoy brings her acclaimed Jamie deRoy & friends cabaret show back to New York’s famed Birdland Jazz Club, Monday, October 23rd at 7:00 p.m.  Find out who the special guests are for the show, and get tickets here!

Cast and Creative Team Set For Alicia Keys' HELL'S KITCHEN, Plus Two Week Extension! by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2023

Complete casting and a two-week extension have been announced for the world premiere of HELL'S KITCHEN, a new musical with music and lyrics by 15-time Grammy Award winner Keys. Learn more about the musical, find out who will star, and get tickets here!

Danny K. Bernstein's WINGS to Receive World Premiere At Drake University by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2023

WINGS, a new musical by Danny K. Bernstein (Far From Canterbury, On Your Mark!) will receive its long-awaited premiere at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa this October.

Kara Lindsay, Stephanie D'Abruzzo & More to Star in HOT DAM! at 54 Below by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2023

Get ready for a star-studded performance at 54 Below as Broadway favorites Kara Lindsay and Stephanie D’Abruzzo take the stage in HOT DAM! Don't miss this limited engagement event filled with incredible talent. Find out all the details and book your tickets now.

LaChanze, Teal Wicks, and More Will Perform at The Moon Theater Company's AMPLIFY 2023 by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2023

Houses on The Moon Theater Company has announced the lineup of performers and special guests headlining their AMPLIFY 2023 Gala Celebration on Monday, October 2, 2023 at 6:30 PM. Learn more about the event here!

Full Cast Set For Premiere of TREASON THE MUSICAL by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2023

The full cast has been announced for the premiere of Treason the Musical! FInd out who is starring in the production, as well as where you can catch a performance here!

Which Actors Have Done Multiple Broadway Shows Together? by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Sep 10, 2023

This time, the reader question was: Which Actors Have Done Multiple Broadway Shows Together?

LaChanze Will Kick off Downtown Sessions With Solo Show at Perelman Performing Arts Center by Stephi Wild - Sep 6, 2023

Three-time Tony Award winning LaChanze will perform a solo show for the inaugural season at Perelman Performing Arts Center. Learn more about the concert, as well as how to purchase tickets, here!

Cast Set For the UK and Ireland Tour of ALADDIN by Stephi Wild - Sep 5, 2023

The first ever UK and Ireland tour of Disney’s Aladdin has found its cast! Find out who's starring in the production here!

Playful People Productions to Present SEUSSICAL, JR. Beginning Next Month by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 3, 2023

Playful People Productions will present Seussical JR, featuring beloved Dr. Seuss characters and storylines performed by grade school children, directed by Shannon Santandrea and Emily Pennington. Seussical JR performs at Historic Hoover Theatre in San Jose Sept. 22—Oct. 1, 2023.

Pittsburgh CLO Announces The Cast Of TICK, TICK...BOOM! by A.A. Cristi - Aug 31, 2023

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the smash hit tick, tick… BOOM! will be the first show to light up the stage at the renovated, new-look Greer Cabaret Theater, Sept. 22-Oct. 22. The Pittsburgh CLO has announced casting for this exclusive engagement, which also marks the return of the Kara Cabaret Series.

Photos: A WONDERFUL WORLD Begins Rehearsals For Pre-Broadway Engagement by Stephi Wild - Aug 28, 2023

The 26-member cast of A Wonderful World, A New Musical about the Life and Loves of Louis Armstrong began rehearsals last week in New York City. Check out photos from rehearsal here!

Review: MSMT Singers Close Out 2023 Season with Splendid Cabaret at Cadenza by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Aug 27, 2023

The MSMT Singers, the spectacularly talented group of young professionals in residence at Maine State Music Theatre all summer, bid farewell to Brunswick with two splendidly crafted and performed cabarets at the Freeport venue, Cadenza. The eight performers were able to showcase their triple threat talents and the new skills they honed all summer, in a program of musical theatre song and dance.

Video: HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO EP to be Released in September; Get a First Look at a New Track by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2023

Get a sneak peek and first listen of a new track from the highly anticipated 'How to Dance in Ohio' EP, set to release in September. Don't miss out on this exciting preview of the upcoming EP.

Ars Nova & National Black Theatre to Present World Premiere of (PRAY), A SACRED OFFERING by nicHi douglas by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 23, 2023

Discover the world premiere of (pray), a captivating production presented by Ars Nova and National Black Theatre in New York City. Don't miss this limited engagement performance that explores the profound power of sacred offerings.

Lyric Stage Boston to Kick Off 2023/24 Season with Stephen Sondheim's ASSASSINS by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 23, 2023

Get ready for a thrilling start to Lyric Stage Boston's 2023/24 season with Stephen Sondheim's Assassins. Don't miss this limited run of the captivating musical. Experience the powerful production at Lyric Stage Boston and immerse yourself in the world of Assassins.

Dujonna Gift and Sam Tutty Will Lead TWO STRANGERS (CARRY A CAKE ACROSS NEW YORK) at the Kiln Theatre by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2023

Kiln Theatre has announced casting for new musical Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York) - Dujonna Gift (Hamilton) and Sam Tutty (Dear Evan Hansen – Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical).

Second Street Players To Hold Auditions For A CHRISTMAS CAROL Musical This Weekend by A.A. Cristi - Aug 22, 2023

Second Street Players has announced audition dates for its 2023 holiday show, 'A Christmas Carol: The Musical.'

Audition Dates Set for A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE MUSICAL at Second Street Players by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 22, 2023

Don't miss your chance to audition for 'A Christmas Carol: The Musical' at Second Street Players. Be part of this beloved Christmas tale and join the cast for a festive and entertaining holiday show.

FAT HAM is Coming to The Huntington in September by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 22, 2023

Get ready for an electrifying performance of FAT HAM at The Huntington. Find out everything you need to know about this highly acclaimed play, including show dates and ticket information.

Natalie Shaw, Maya Petropoulos, and More to Star in MEAN GIRLS North American Tour - Full Cast Announced! by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 21, 2023

The tour opens on September 26 at the Landmark Theatre in Syracuse, NY. From there, it continues to the Kimmel Cultural Campus in Philadelphia, PA before visiting various cities across North America. Find out all the details on who has joined the cast!

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld August 21, 2023 by - Aug 21, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is  August 21, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours: 

Kean Stage Announces 2023-2024 Season by A.A. Cristi - Aug 17, 2023

Kean Stage has announced its 2023-2024 season line-up featuring a diverse mix of Broadway, classic rock, jazz, dance, holiday and family programming. Additional artists will be announced later this season.

Katharine McPhee, Jessie Mueller, Jackie Burns & More Join WILD ABOUT YOU World Premiere Recording by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2023

Get all the details on the star-studded cast of the world premiere recording of WILD ABOUT YOU, featuring Katharine McPhee, Jessie Mueller, Jackie Burns, and more. Find out the release date and be the first to listen to this highly anticipated recording.

HADESTOWN Star Lillias White Comes to Axelrod PAC This Weekend by Stephi Wild - Aug 17, 2023

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center is pleased to present a one-night-only concert featuring ZTony Award-winner Lillias White, the powerhouse vocalist who is currently starring as Hermes in Broadway's Hadestown, at 6 p.m. Sunday, August 20.

Exclusive: Listen to Two Songs from SIDEWAYS the Musical- Original Cast Recording by Nicole Rosky - Aug 17, 2023

Lakeshore Records and Broadway Records are set to release Sideways The Musical—Original Cast Recording digitally tomorrow, August 18 featuring original songs by Anthony Leigh Adams with lyrics by Rex Pickett and Adams. Check out two track from the new album here!

ROCK & ROLL MAN To Close At New World Stages On September 1 Prior To National Tour by A.A. Cristi - Aug 14, 2023

Rock & Roll Man, starring Tony Award-nominee Constantine Maroulis and Emmy Award-winner Joe Pantoliano, will play its final performance on Friday, September 1 ahead of a national tour.

Full Cast and Creative Team Set For HARMONY on Broadway, Plus Watch a Behind the Scenes Video! by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 14, 2023

The full cast and creative team has been announced for Harmony on Broadway! Find out who's starring in the new musical, and check out an all new behind the scenes video of the cast!

Kyle Birch Will Lead A STRANGE LOOP in London as 'Usher' by Stephi Wild - Aug 14, 2023

It has been confirmed that Kyle Birch will take over as Usher in A Strange Loop in London! Also joining the cast as the Usher understudy is Christopher Michael Richardson. The casting was confirmed in a post on the show's social media accounts.

Zoë Ventoura, Lucy Maunder, Anthony Warlow, and More to Star in Australian Tour of CHICAGO by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 13, 2023

A sizzling star-studded cast has been announced for the new Australian tour of one of Australia's favourite musicals, CHICAGO. Tickets go on pre-sale tomorrow in Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne, with general public tickets on sale from Friday 18 August.

THE EIGHTH ANNUAL HARVARD-YALE CANTATA to Play 54 Below in September by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 12, 2023

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will again present a cast of Harvard and Yale grads and current students in The Eighth Annual Harvard-Yale Cantata: The Eras Tour. To celebrate the Eras, we are including writers and performers from the last eight decades. This show is a competition of Harvard alumni vs. Yale alumni, as performers and writers.

17 Regional Teens/Young Adults To Be Showcased In Spokane Valley Summer Theatre's Rising Stars by A.A. Cristi - Aug 10, 2023

There's no shortage of incredible young talent in the region and part of Spokane Valley Summer Theatre's mission is to showcase and nurture it. RISING STARS is a showcase production that's become an annual and anticipated tradition for SVST. This year, SVST has added a performance, so you'll now have two opportunities to see the production: August 12th and 13th.

Video: First Listen to 'Building Momentum' From HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO by Stephi Wild - Aug 10, 2023

We've got your first look and listen to the song 'Building Momentum' from the new musical How to Dance in Ohio, opening on Broadway this fall at the Belasco Theatre. Check out the video here!

Arden Theatre Company 2023/24 Season Single Tickets Are On Sale Now by A.A. Cristi - Aug 9, 2023

Audiences can now get ready to experience the Arden Theatre Company's thrilling 36th Season featuring great stories by great storytellers.


We Dance
One Small Girl
Waiting for Life
And the Gods Heard Her Prayers
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
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
Once on This Island has had 10 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, US Tour which opened in 2019 and West End which opened in 2023.



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