Tamyra Gray and More Will Star in Once On This Island National Tour

Big casting news for the North American tour of Once On This Island! It looks like cast members from the 2017 Broadway production will be leading to touring company, including American Idol's Tamyra Gray as Papa Ge, Courtnee Carter as Ti Moune, and Phillip Boykin as Ellis Williams.

Also returning to the show is 2017 revival director Michael Arden, and choreographer Camille A. Brown.

The Once On This Island national tour will kick off this fall. it launches October 12th at the Carson Center in Kentucky before an official opening October 15th at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville.

What is very cool about this particular show is some of the seating.

Director Michael Arden said,

At each performance, there will be onstage seating, creating a unique experience within the footprint of every theatre we play. Audiences will be invited to put their feet in the sand and surround our company, becoming part of the show. It’s our goal to give all audiences a unique perspective of the communal nature of what theatre can be in hopes that Once On This Island's story of love, hope, and forgiveness might inspire young minds and hearts all across the United States to lead their lives with compassion and empathy.

Learn more, and get ticket information here.

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