Lea Salonga and Company of “Once on this Island” Record Cast Album


Once on this Island
L-R: Alex Newell (Asaka), Lea Salonga (Erzulie), Merle Dandridge (Papa Ge), Quentin Earl Darrington (Agwe)

Great news theater fans! A Broadway Cast Album is in the works for the critically-acclaimed Broadway revival of ‘Once on this Island’! It is set to be released digitally and on CD on February 23, 2018.

Grammy-winning record label Broadway Records will be releasing the album, its 100th since its establishment in 2012. You can pre-order it here.

The musical’s twitter page has released some pictures of the cast in the recording studio.

The musical tells the story of the peasant girl Ti Moune and the challenges she overcomes to prove that love is stronger than death. Tony Award-winner Lea Salonga plays Erzulie, the goddess of love, opposite Hailey Kilgore who plays Ti Moune, Isaac Powell who plays Daniel Beauxhomme, Alex Newell who plays Asaka, Quentin Earl Darrington who plays Agwe, and Merle Dandridge who plays Papa Ge.

With book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, music by Stephen Flaherty, and direction by Michael Arden, the show began previews last November 9 and officially opened on Broadway last December 3 at the Circle in the Square Theater.

 

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