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‘Once On This Island’ wins musical revival Tony Award

/ 10:50 AM June 11, 2018

Lea Salonga via @missleasalonga Instagram

NEW YORK — “Once On This Island” has been named the best musical revival Tony Award winner.

The 1990 musical with a Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s calypso-infused score unfolds as a group of storytellers — caught in the midst of an unrelenting storm — recount the tale of a Caribbean island country girl in love with an aristocrat.

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The revival is made to resonate deeply for today’s audiences, who are all too familiar with the devastating impact hurricanes have on a community. Many of the characters play instruments made out of found objects, including trash bins, flexible piping, and more.

It stars Lea Salonga, Phillip Boykin, and newcomer Hailey Kilgore.

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The revival beat out “My Fair Lady.”

The 72nd annual Tony Awards was held at Radio City Music Hall here on Sunday, June 10, 2018. /kga

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