Once on This Island (Original Broadway Production)andylindberg2021-05-07T17:37:21+00:00
A jubilant Caribbean fantasy in which a young girl must prove to the mythical gods of her island that the power of love is stronger than death.
Once on This Island was first produced off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons, with book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, music by Stephen Flaherty, directed and choreographed by Graciela Daniele. The production moved to Broadway the following season, making it Ahrens + Flaherty’s Broadway debut.
8 TONY AWARD NOMINATIONS including BEST MUSICAL, BEST BOOK (Lynn Ahrens) and BEST SCORE (Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty)
WINNER of the THEATRE WORLD AWARD (LaChanze)
DRAMA DESK NOMINATION
WINNER—London’s OLIVIER AWARD for BEST MUSICAL
3 OLIVIER AWARD nominations
World Premiere Off-Broadway, Playwrights Horizons, May 6, 1990
Broadway Premiere, Booth Theatre, October 18, 1990
London Premiere, Island Theatre, September 28, 1994
“90 minutes of rousing musical theatre. One lush tune after another. Everyone is likely to emerge from the theatre ready to dance down the street.”
-New York Times
“Explodes with music and motion. The best musical of the season. “