BROADWAY’S “ONCE ON THIS ISLAND” TO OFFER BENEFIT PERFORMANCE FOR THE ACTORS FUND – 10/3 AT 8 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
“ONCE ON THIS ISLAND”
TO OFFER A SPECIAL BENEFIT PERFORMANCE FOR
THE ACTORS FUND
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2018 AT 8:00 PM
AT BROADWAY’S CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE THEATRE
New York, NY (August 16, 2018) – The Actors Fund announced today that Once On This Island has added a Special Benefit Performance for The Actors Fund. This benefit performance will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 8:00 pm at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street).
Producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold present Once On This Island, the Olivier Award-winning Best Musical and 2018 Tony Award-winning Best Revival of a Musical, directed by Tony nominee Michael Arden and choreographed by the critically-acclaimed Camille A. Brown.
The groundbreaking vision of two-time Tony Award nominated director Michael Arden (Spring Awakening revival) and acclaimed choreographer Camille A. Brown (NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live) conjures up “a place where magic is possible and beauty is apparent for all to see!” (The Huffington Post). With a score that bursts with life from Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony Award-winning songwriters of Anastasia and Ragtime, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is a timeless testament to theater’s unlimited possibilities.
Once On This Island is the Broadway musical celebration that sweeps us across the sea to a small village—where, in the aftermath of a great storm, a joyous new life begins. It 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 threaten to keep them apart, Ti Moune, guided by the island gods, sets out on a remarkable quest to reunite with the man who has captured her heart.
Once On This Island is written by the Tony Award-winning team of Lynn Ahrens (Book and Lyrics) and Stephen Flaherty (Music), and based on the novel “My Love, My Love” by Rosa Guy. This production will feature new orchestrations by original orchestrator Michael Starobin who is joined by AnnMarie Milazzo.
The creative team also includes Dane Laffrey (Scenic Design), Clint Ramos (Costume Design), Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer (Lighting Designers), Peter Hylenski (Sound Designer), Chris Fenwick (Music Supervisor), Alvin Hough, Jr (Music Director), David Perlow (Associate Director), Nikki M. James (Assistant Director), and Telsey + Co / Craig Burns, CSA (Casting Agent).
Tickets are now on sale at www.actorsfund.org/OnceOnThisIsland or by calling 212.221.7300 ext. 133.
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency,and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Through offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Fund serves everyone in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio and dance with programs including social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and secondary employment and training services. Visit www.actorsfund.org.
About Actors Fund Special Performances
Actors Fund Special Performances are among the most thrilling theatrical experiences and the hottest tickets in town. Broadway and Off-Broadway companies generously give their time and talent to raise funds to help those in need in the creative community by adding these special shows to their already rigorous schedules, and perform for audiences full of their peers from the entertainment community.
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