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The Revival of ‘Once on This Island’ Begins Performances Today!

A one-act musical by Lynn Ahrens (book and lyrics) and Stephen Flaherty (music), Once On This Island is a retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid transposed to the French Antilles with elements of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet thrown in for good measure. The result is a charming Caribbean fantasy that premiered at Playwrights Horizons on April 6, 1990, and came to Broadway’s Booth Theatre on October 18, 1990, where it played 469 performances.

Previews of the the revival begin today at the Circle in The Square Theater. Listen to the Original Broadway Cast Recording below!