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Once on This Island
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Once on This Island

Aug 23, 2017 - Open Run
Running time: 1:35
Circle in the Square
1633 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
By Subway: 1, C, E to 50th St
By Bus: Take the M7, M20, M50, or M104 bus.
Show Description:


Lynn Ahrens


Lynn Ahrens


Stephen Flaherty


Michael Arden


Camille A. Brown

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$69.50 - $159.50
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Age Guidance: 10
Show Notes
No Intermission


Four sections of wheelchair seats in the last row, no stairs required.
Theatre is 10 rows deep, with entrance at the level of the last row with no stairs. All rows in front of that require small stairs
There is an escalator down to the theatre level from the box office. An elevator is available that is accessible through the adjoining building, and an usher is available to escort patrons from the box office to the elevator.
SVI Permit. Lot: 50th St. between Broadway & 8th Ave. Valet parking garage: Arcade next to theater.
Double doors (each 35") at street level to box office.Escalator or thirty steps down to lower levels. Alternate entrance: Doors (each 34") through 1633 Broadway office building to elevators. Theater staff must be alerted to allow person using elevator into lower levels of theater. Tickets must be purchased before entry to lower levels of theater.
Box Office
50th St. Ground floor. Counter 43".
Womens: 1st lower level (theater level). Through double doors (on level ground near elevators) into hallway through door (33") to restrooms. Door 28.5". Stall door 22".Mens: 1st lower level. Door 25.5". Stall door 22.5".
Water Fountain
Theater lobby (1st lower level), next to bar. Spout 42" No clear space
A telephone is located outside the washrooms.
Folding Armrests
No seats with folding armrests are available. There are four sections of wheelchair seats instead.



A joyful noise thunders through Circle in the Square theater, as Broadway welcomes a smashing revival of Once On This Island. Michael Arden’s exuberant staging of this 1990 musical fairy tale set on a Caribbean island conjures a spell that is devastatingly timely yet affectingly timeless in its evocation of how love goes when the indifferent, capricious whims of gods and nature intervene in the deepest yearnings of the human heart. Read More of the Deadline Hollywood Review
But then it did, and all I can say is that after a dismal theatrical fall, in which even the highlights seemed ashen, what a delight it is to enter the world of “Once on This Island.” The musical, first seen on Broadway in 1990, opened on Sunday in a ravishing revival directed by Michael Arden Read More of the New York Times Review
I can't say enough about the cast. Everyone contributes mightily with multitudes of talent. Lea Salonga always delivers something special. Merle Dandridge stands out as the demonic god of death, and Hailey Kilgore is in a category all to herself; with a voice gifted by the gods and a glorious stage presence, Broadway has its newest star! Read More of the NY1 Review


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