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TONY AWARD® WINNER!
BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL

“What a delight it is to enter the world of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND!” raves The New York Times. Time Out New York cheers, “After seeing this imaginative and dynamic musical, you may feel once is not enough!”

See Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child in the musical where rain falls, fire burns, wind blows, and hearts soar. Set on a stunningly detailed re-creation of a sea-swept Caribbean village, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND surrounds the audience with the vibrant story of a woman who travels far and wide to reunite with the man who has captured her heart.

Along the way, you’ll feel breezy winds, the heat of real fire, sand beneath your feet, and take in the scents of authentic island cooking. Plus, you can watch real animals play alongside our cast featuring Glee’s Alex Newell, American Idol’s Tamyra Gray, and Ragtime’s Quentin Earl Darrington. As soon as the show begins, you’ll know why you had to see it at once.

MEET THE GODS

Erzulie

ORIGIN: Traditionally the spirit of love, beauty, jewelry, dancing, luxury and flowers.

TRAITS: Deeply compassionate, her symbol is the heart. As the embodiment of femininity, she is a defender of women and children, and is frequently depicted protectively holding a young child.

Asaka

ORIGIN: The loa of harvest and the patron of agriculture, she is also called Azaka.

TRAITS: Up in the Haitian mountains, the farmers frequently pray to Asaka for good harvest. In ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, she guides our heroine Ti Moune on her journey, and shows her how the land itself can help.

Papa Ge

ORIGIN: Based on Papa Ghede, from the loa family of death.

TRAITS: Sinister and seductive, Papa Ghede is commonly believed to be the corpse of the very first man who died. He stands at the crossroads between the living and the dead, eagerly waiting to carry souls into the afterlife.

Agwe

ORIGIN: The loa of direction, specifically across the oceans.

TRAITS: Often depicted as dashing and handsome, Agwe controls the currents, waves and ocean depths. Sometimes dressed as a naval officer, he guides all sea travelers home.

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Today we wish a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our Agwe, Quentin Earl Darrington. #OnceOnThisIsland https://t.co/oWwr3O8Osn

10:05 AM Jul 09

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From all us at #OnceOnThisIsland, we wish you a safe and happy 4th of July! ❤️ #IndependenceDay #JulyFourth2018 https://t.co/uFYABPh9fN

07:15 AM Jul 04

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Hey, #OnceOnThisIsland fans – this week we have a revised performance schedule for the holiday. If you’re planning… https://t.co/87Ln5k83pZ

08:16 AM Jul 03