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Once On This Island musical (1990)

Screenwriter is L. Ahrens, composer is S. Flaherty. The first production took place at the Playwrights Horizons’ stage in the mid of 1990. Broadway try-outs began in October 1990. Production took place from October 1990 to December 1991 with almost 20 preliminaries & over 450 regular exhibitions. The director & choreographer was G. Daniele. In the musical was such cast: LaChanze, J. Dixon, A. Frierson, M. C. Nealy, K. Lewis, E. Riley, S. Gibbs, E. E. Williams, N. Rene, G. McIntyre & A. McClendon. In 2002, the original Broadway musical was played with the participation of L. White for Broadway Cares program (Equity Fights AIDS) with help from fund of C. Fitzgerald.

The European premiere was held at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in July 1994. Then the play was moved to London's Royalty Theatre, premiered in September 1994, directed by D. Toguri & G. Hughes. 145 performances have been shown. The musical had such cast: L. Brown, A. Corriette, P. P. Arnold, S. D. Clarke, T. M. Georges, M. Vincent & M. Mason. In June 2009, production took place in Birmingham Repertory Theatre. From June to July 2009 – in Nottingham Playhouse. The performance took place in London's Hackney Empire Theatre from July to August 2009. In August 2010, the show was staged in the Marriott Theatre. The director & choreographer – D. H. Bell. The musical had such cast: C. Harmon, M. J. Leslie, J. Jones, B. Koller, J. Means, M. Betts, B. G. Willis, M. Kumangai, C. R. Gurreri, M. B. Logan, A. Deslorieux & D. Lynn. In 2012, the musical was in the Paper Mill Playhouse. Director – T. Kail. The production was awarded with number of awards & nominations.
Release date: 1990
Last Update:May, 12th 2016

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