Your last chance to visit Once on this Island.
After the opening of Spring Awakening, I turned to Director Michael Arden and said, “What’s next?”
When he said, “I want to do Once On This Island,” I knew the production would be special.
But what he created exceeded my own high expectations.
And I wasn’t the only one who was blown away by the unique production that plays out on the sand at Circle in the Square eight times a week. We grabbed a great set of fantastic reviews, including this one from the NY Times, and oh, we grabbed a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical too.
But all great things must come to an end, and it is with a heavy “human heart” that I announce that Once On This Island will play its final performance on Broadway on January 6, 2019.
I’m so grateful to the incredible team that built this island, from our visionary Captain, Michael Arden, to our designers to our orchestrators to our lawyers (yes, even them) to my courageous Co-Producers and Investors, as well as everyone who got their hands dirty in our sand.
But a special shout-out to that incredible cast that performs in “close-up,” inches away from an audience on all sides, night after night after night. What a thrill it has been to watch them take an audience on such a joy-filled emotional journey at each and every performance.
And now you have just 46 chances left to see it.
Oh, and if you haven’t seen it, let me just say this. As of right now, there’s no Lincoln Center recording planned. No Broadway HD. No National Theater Live.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like this magnificent piece will be preserved on film (someday we’ll figure out how to do this more economically on this side of the pond – but I’ll save that rant for another blog).
So this is it. On January 6th, this island disappears. You have 46 more chances to see this beautiful jewel of a musical by the incomparable Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens.
You can get your tickets here.
Go. See it. If you aren’t blown away by what you see, email me. I’ll give you your money back and buy you tickets to something else.
I’ve been in NY for 27 years. And there a few shows that I can’t believe I missed.
Trust me, this will be one of those for you if you miss it.
Say hi if you see me in the lobby. I’ll be at a lot of these last few performances.