The expel of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s Once on This Island met a press during Manhattan Movement Arts Center on Wednesday, Oct 25. Directed by Michael Arden and choreographed by Camille A. Brown, a low-pitched will start performances Thursday, Nov 9, with opening night set for Dec 3 during a Circle in a Square Theatre.
Hailey Kilgore leads a association in her Broadway entrance as Ti Moune. She is assimilated by Phillip Boykin (Tonton Julian), Merle Dandridge (Papa Ge), Quentin Earl Darrington (Agwe), Emerson Davis (Little Girl), Alysha Deslorieux (Andrea), David Jennings (Armand), Kenita R. Miller (Mama Euralie), Alex Newell (Asaka), Isaac Powell (Daniel), and Lea Salonga (Erzulie). The Storytellers for this prolongation embody Darlesia Cearcy, Rodrick Covington, Cassondra James, David Jennings, Grasan Kingsberry, Tyler Hardwick, Loren Lott, T. Oliver Reid, Aurelia Williams, and Mia Williamson (Little Girl).
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The prolongation will underline new orchestrations by strange orchestrator Michael Starobin, with AnnMarie Milazzo providing outspoken orchestrations. The artistic group also includes Dane Laffrey (scenic design), Clint Ramos (costume design), and Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer (lighting designers). Tony leader Nikki M. James will offer as partner director, with David Perlow as associate director, Peter Hylenski as sound designer, Chris Fenwick as song supervisor, and Alvin Hough Jr. as song director.
The low-pitched is desirous by a novel My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy. Arden’s prolongation “transforms a existence of post-storm Haiti into a fantastical universe ripping with Caribbean rhythms and dance,” according to a press release.