Once on This Island

Grassy mountains and a bright sky, reading Once on This Island in sunshine yellow.

Show Details

Performance Schedule

MONDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY @ 8 PM
TUESDAY @ 7 PM
SUNDAY @ 3 & 7:30 PM
WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY @ 2 PM

Run Dates

August 23, 2017 - Open Run

Upcoming Scheduled Events

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Running Time

1:35 hrs

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Show Description

Tony Award® winner Lea Salonga returns to Broadway in Once On This Island, the Broadway musical celebration from the Tony Award®-winning writers of Anastasia and Ragtime.

Once On This Island is the tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl who falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the island. When their divided cultures keep them apart, Ti Moune is guided by the powerful island gods, Erzulie (Ms. Salonga), Asaka , Papa Ge, and Agwe, on a remarkable quest to reunite with the man who has captured her heart.

Bursting with Caribbean colors, rhythms and dance, the story comes to vibrant life in a striking production by Tony Award®-nominated director Michael Arden (Spring Awakening revival) and acclaimed choreographer Camille A. Brown. This production transforms the reality of a tropical village devastated by a storm into a fantastical world alive with hope.

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August 23, 2017 - Open Run

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Theatre Details

Address

Circle in the Square
1633 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

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Public Transportation

By Subway: 1, C, E to 50th St

By Bus: Take the M7, M20, M50, or M104 bus.

Additional Accessibility Details

Wheelchairs: Four sections of wheelchair seats in the last row, no stairs required.

Seating: Theatre is 10 rows deep, with entrance at the level of the last row with no stairs. All rows in front of that require small stairs

Elevator\Escalator: There is an escalator down to the theatre level from the box office. An elevator is available that is accessible through the adjoining building, and an usher is available to escort patrons from the box office to the elevator.

Parking: SVI Permit. Lot: 50th St. between Broadway & 8th Ave. Valet parking garage: Arcade next to theater.

Entrance: Double doors (each 35") at street level to box office.Escalator or thirty steps down to lower levels. Alternate entrance: Doors (each 34") through 1633 Broadway office building to elevators. Theater staff must be alerted to allow person using elevator into lower levels of theater. Tickets must be purchased before entry to lower levels of theater.

Box Office: 50th St. Ground floor. Counter 43".

Restroom: Womens: 1st lower level (theater level). Through double doors (on level ground near elevators) into hallway through door (33") to restrooms. Door 28.5". Stall door 22".Mens: 1st lower level. Door 25.5". Stall door 22.5".

Water Fountain: Theater lobby (1st lower level), next to bar. Spout 42" No clear space

Telephone: A telephone is located outside the washrooms.

Folding Armrests: No seats with folding armrests are available. There are four sections of wheelchair seats instead.

Reviews (3)

A joyful noise thunders through Circle in the Square theater, as Broadway welcomes a smashing revival of Once On This Island. Michael Arden’s exuberant staging of this 1990 musical fairy tale set on a Caribbean island conjures a spell that is devastatingly timely yet affectingly timeless in its evocation of how love goes when the indifferent, capricious whims of gods and nature intervene in the deepest yearnings of the human heart.

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But then it did, and all I can say is that after a dismal theatrical fall, in which even the highlights seemed ashen, what a delight it is to enter the world of “Once on This Island.” The musical, first seen on Broadway in 1990, opened on Sunday in a ravishing revival directed by Michael Arden

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I can't say enough about the cast. Everyone contributes mightily with multitudes of talent. Lea Salonga always delivers something special. Merle Dandridge stands out as the demonic god of death, and Hailey Kilgore is in a category all to herself; with a voice gifted by the gods and a glorious stage presence, Broadway has its newest star!

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