Published: Wednesday 09 August, 2017

Lea Salonga Back on Broadway in ‘Once on This Island’ Starting November 9

Lea Salonga joins ‘Once on This Island’ on Broadway. Lea proudly announced her Broadway return today after her inclusion in the cast of the musical was announced by director Michael Arden in a press statement.

Lea Salonga Once on This Island

Lea Salonga joins ‘Once on This Island’ on Broadway this fall. (Philstar photo)

Aside from Lea Salonga, other cast members named are Alex Newell, Merle Dandridge, and Quentin Earl Darrington. Lea will play the role of Erzulie, the beautiful goddess of love.

‘Once on This Island’ follows the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl, who uses the power of love to bring together people of different social classes. The actress who will portray Ti Moune is yet to be announced.

According to Playbill, ‘Once on This Island’ is set to begin previews on November 9, 2017 and open officially on December 3 at the Circle in the Square Theatre.

This is Lea Salonga’s first return to Broadway since ‘Allegiance’ in 2016.