Once on This Island

Musical - Original

Booth Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: October 2, 1990
  • Opening Date: October 18, 1990
  • Closing Date: December 1, 1991
  • Previews: 19
  • Performances: 469

Lyrics: Lynn Ahrens

Book: Lynn Ahrens

Music: Stephen Flaherty

Synopsis

Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's Caribbean-influenced musical folk tale tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who falls in love with the well-born Daniel and is aided by the gods of earth, water and love in her quest to be with him.

 

Opening Night Cast

Jerry Dixon in Once on This Island Jerry Dixon Daniel
Andrea Frierson-Toney in Once on This Island Andrea Frierson-Toney Erzulie
Sheila Gibbs in Once on This Island Sheila Gibbs Mama Euralie
LaChanze  in Once on This Island LaChanze Ti Moune
Kecia Lewis-Evans in Once on This Island Kecia Lewis-Evans Asaka
Afi Bijou in Once on This Island Afi Bijou Little Ti Moune
Gerry McIntyre Armand
Milton Craig Nealy in Once on This Island Milton Craig Nealy Agwe
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Opening Night Production Credits

Lynn Ahrens Lynn Ahrens Book
Stephen Flaherty Stephen Flaherty Music
Lynn Ahrens Lynn Ahrens Lyrics
Graciela Daniele Graciela Daniele Director
Graciela Daniele Graciela Daniele Choreographer
  Loy Arcenas Scenic Design
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1991 Outstanding Actress in a Musical LaChanze Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1991 Outstanding Actress in a Musical LaChanze Nominee
1991 Outstanding New Broadway Musical   Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1991 Theatre World Award LaChanze Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1991 Book of a Musical Lynn Ahrens Nominee
1991 Choreography Graciela Daniele Nominee
1991 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Judy Dearing Nominee
1991 Direction of a Musical Graciela Daniele Nominee
1991 Featured Actress in a Musical LaChanze Nominee
1991 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Allen Lee Hughes Nominee
1991 Musical   Nominee
1991 Original Score Stephen Flaherty
Lynn Ahrens
Nominee

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Dec. 1, 1991 26 $140,532
-
$55,170 $31.13
-
4515
802
8
0
70.37% 17.19%
Nov. 24, 1991 25 $85,362
-
-$6,437 $25.02
-
3412
802
8
0
53.18% -9.68%
Nov. 17, 1991 24 $91,799
-
-$11,947 $22.76
-
4033
802
8
0
62.86% -2.62%
Nov. 10, 1991 23 $103,746
-
- $24.70
-
4201
802
8
0
65.48% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $421,439
-
  $25.90 16161
25664
32
0
62.97 %  
Cumulative
  $7,109,144
-
  $24.75
$0.00
288391
391376
469
19
73.69 %  
 
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