Merle Dandridge Sets Return Date to Broadway’s Once On This Island
May 22, 2018 - tonton
Original expel member Merle Dandridge will lapse to a purpose of Papa Ge in a Tony Award-nominated Broadway reconstruction of Ahrens and Flaherty’s Once On This Island, commencement Jun 18 during Circle in a Square.
Dandridge will lapse for a singular rendezvous by Aug 19. Current expel member Tamyra Gray, who succeeded Dandridge in a role, will lapse as Papa on Aug 20.
“Reviving Once On This Island was one of a many creatively and emotionally rewarding practice of my life,” remarked Merle Dandridge. “It was bittersweet to leave this pleasing Island family after a severe operation and preview routine and usually 6 weeks into a run to lapse to a smashing deteriorate 3 of Greenleaf on OWN. It was a ensign year and it is now surfaced by a event to come behind to a Island this summer. Creating a distressing and terrifying tour for a womanlike Papa Ge was and is a thrill. we can't wait to excavate deeper into a impression this summer.”
Directed by Tony hopeful Michael Arden (Deaf West’s Spring Awakening), Once on This Island officially non-stop to raves Dec 3, 2017, during Circle in a Square. The low-pitched facilities book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and song by Stephen Flaherty, a Tony-winning essay group behind Ragtime and Anastasia.
The association includes 2018 Tony hopeful and Theatre World Award target Hailey Kilgore as Ti Moune, Quentin Earl Darrington as Agwe, Tony Award leader Lea Salong as Erzulie,, Alex Newell as Asaka, Tony hopeful Phillip Boykin as Tonton Julian, Kenita R. Miller as Mama Euralie, and Isaac Powell as Daniel.