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Once on This Island   

Cadillac Winter Garden Theatre, (5/12/2002 - 5/12/2002)
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Opening Date: May 12, 2002    
Closing Date: May 12, 2002 Total Performances: 2

Category: Special, Benefit, Revival, Broadway
Setting: An island in the French Antilles. Night, in a storm.
Comments: The Original Broadway Cast Reunion. Benefit for Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS.



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Philip J. Smith: President; Robert E. Wankel: Executive Vice President)
Produced by Andrew Kato and Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS; Associate Producer: Michael Kumor
Book by Lynn Ahrens; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens; Music by Stephen Flaherty; Based on the novel "My Love, My Love" by Rosa Guy; Musical Director: Steve Marzullo; Music arranged by Michael Starobin; Vocal and dance arrangements and musical continuity by Stephen Flaherty
Benefit staging by Gerry McIntyre; Originally directed and choreographed by Graciela Daniele
Costume Coordinator: Emilio Sosa; Lighting Design by Ed McCarthy; Sound Consultant: Craig Cassidy; Make-Up Design by Bianca Alexander; Bianca Alexander for MAC Cosmetics
Company Manager: Scott T. Stevens
Production Stage Manager: Kimberly Russell; Assistant Stage Mgr: Samuel-Moses Jones and Bryan Landrine
Casting: Alan Filderman; Creative Consultant: Ira Weitzman; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Marketing: The Walton Group; Photographer: Marc Bryan-Brown; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Assistant to the Director: Tim Connell
In memory of Calvin Gooding; In honor of LaChanze; A portion of the proceeds will go to The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund
Cast
Natalie Venetia Belcon
Erzulie
Goddess of Love
Monique Cintron
Andrea
Jerry Dixon
Daniel
Sheila Gibbs
Mama Euralie
LaChanze
Ti Moune
Kecia Lewis
Asaka
Mother of the Earth
Afi McClendon
Special Guest
Gerry McIntyre
Armand
Milton Craig Nealy
Agwe
God of Water
Eric Riley
Papa Ge
Demon of Death
Malika Samuel
Little Ti Moune
Lillias White
Special Guest
Ellis E. Williams
Tonton Julian
music by Stephen Flaherty; lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
We Dance Storytellers
One Small Girl Mama Euralie, Tonton Julian, Little Ti Moune and Storytellers
Waiting for Life Ti Moune and Storytellers
And the Gods Heard Her Prayer Asaka, Agwe, Papa Ge and Erzulie
Rain Agwe and Storytellers
Pray Ti Moune, Tonton Julian, Mama Euralie, Guard and Storytellers
Forever Yours Ti Moune, Daniel and Papa Ge
The Sad Tale of the Beauxhommes Armand and Storytellers
Ti Moune Mama Euralie, Tonton Julian and Ti Moune
Mama Will Provide Asaka and Storytellers
Waiting for Life (Reprise) Ti Moune
Some Say Storytellers
The Human Heart Erzulie and Storytellers
Pray (Reprise) Storytellers
Some Girls Daniel
The Ball Andrea, Daniel, Ti Moune and Storytellers
Forever Yours (Reprise) Papa Ge, Ti Moune, Tonton Julian and Storytellers
A Part of Us Mama Euralie, Little Ti Moune, Tonton Julian and Storytellers
Why We Tell the Story Storytellers