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Once on This Island   

Booth Theatre, (10/18/1990 - 12/01/1991)
First Preview: Oct 02, 1990 Total Previews: 19
Opening Date: Oct 18, 1990    
Closing Date: Dec 01, 1991 Total Performances: 469

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: An island in the French Antilles. Night, in a storm.
Comments: Transferred from off-Broadway (Playwrights Horizons)

Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President), Capital Cities / ABC Inc., Suntory International Corporation and James Walsh; Produced in association with Playwrights Horizons
Book by Lynn Ahrens; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens; Music by Stephen Flaherty; Based on the novel "My Love, My Love" by Rosa Guy; Music orchestrated by Michael Starobin; Vocal arrangements by Stephen Flaherty; Dance arrangements by Stephen Flaherty; Musical Director: Steve Marzullo; Percussion concepts by Norbert Goldberg
Directed by Graciela Daniele; Choreographed by Graciela Daniele; Associate Choreographer: Willie Rosario
Scenic Design by Loy Arcenas; Costume Design by Judy Dearing; Lighting Design by Allen Lee Hughes; Sound Design by Scott Lehrer
General Manager: James Walsh; Company Manager: Florie Seery
Production Stage Manager: Leslie Loeb; Stage Manager: Fred Tyson; Assistant Stage Mgr: PaSean Wilson
Musical Coordinator: Seymour "Red" Press; Conducted by Steve Marzullo; Music Copying: Emily Grishman
Casting: Alan Filderman and Daniel Swee; General Press Representative: Philip Rinaldi; Musical Theatre Program Director for Playwrights Horizons: Ira Weitzman; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Dance Captain: Gerry McIntyre
Jerry DixonDaniel
Andrea FriersonErzulie
Goddess of Love
Sheila GibbsMama Euralie
LaChanzeTi Moune
Kecia Lewis-EvansAsaka
Mother of the Earth
Afi McClendonLittle Ti Moune
Gerry McIntyreArmand
Milton Craig NealyAgwe
God of Water
Nikki ReneAndrea
Eric RileyPapa Ge
Demon of Death
Ellis E. WilliamsTonton Julian
Understudies: Gerry McIntyre (Papa Ge), Desiree Scott (Little Ti Moune), Keith Tyrone (Agwe, Armand, Daniel, Tonton Julian), Fuschia Walker (Asaka, Erzulie, Mama Euralie) and PaSean Wilson (Andrea, Ti Moune)
Tony Award®
 1991 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President) , Capital Cities / ABC Inc. , Suntory International Corporation and James Walsh ;  Produced in association with Playwrights Horizons
 1991 Best Book of a Musical [nominee] 
 Book by Lynn Ahrens
 1991 Best Original Score [nominee] 
 Music by Stephen Flaherty ;  Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
 1991 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
 1991 Best Costume Design [nominee] 
  Judy Dearing
 1991 Best Lighting Design [nominee] 
  Allen Lee Hughes
 1991 Best Choreography [nominee] 
  Graciela Daniele
 1991 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 
  Graciela Daniele
Drama Desk Award
 1991 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
Theatre World
winner 1991 Award [recipient] 
music by Stephen Flaherty; lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
We DanceStorytellers
One Small GirlMama Euralie, Tonton Julian, Little Ti Moune and Storytellers
Waiting for LifeTi Moune and Storytellers
And the Gods Heard Her PrayerAsaka (Mother of the Earth), Agwe (God of Water), Papa Ge (Demon of Death) and Erzulie (Goddess of Love)
RainAgwe (God of Water) and Storytellers
PrayTi Moune, Tonton Julian, Mama Euralie, Guard and Storytellers
Forever YoursTi Moune, Daniel and Papa Ge (Demon of Death)
The Sad Tale of the BeauxhommesArmand and Storytellers
Ti MouneMama Euralie, Tonton Julian and Ti Moune
Mama Will ProvideAsaka (Mother of the Earth) and Storytellers
Waiting for Life (Reprise) Ti Moune
Some SayStorytellers
The Human HeartErzulie (Goddess of Love) and Storytellers
Pray (Reprise) Storytellers
Some GirlsDaniel
The BallAndrea, Daniel, Ti Moune and Storytellers
Forever Yours (Reprise) Papa Ge (Demon of Death), Ti Moune, Erzulie (Goddess of Love) and Storytellers
A Part of UsMama Euralie, Little Ti Moune, Tonton Julian and Storytellers
Why We Tell the StoryStorytellers