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Limited Edition Double Orange Vinyl Set of Once on this Island



(New York, NY – March 26th, 2021)  Broadway Records ( announced today the release of the Grammy Award-nominated 2018 recording of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND as a double record set printed on orange vinyl. The limited-edition vinyl is available today on and other major music retailers including and

This limited-edition vinyl set of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND  includes a special album insert with photos from the Broadway production and full billing, plus a gatefold cover, complete with show artwork, tracklist, album notes, and additional production photos.    

This is Broadway Records’ third new vinyl release of a series, following the December 2020 release of MATILDA THE MUSICAL double album set on blue vinyl and the February 2021 release of THE COLOR PURPLE double album set on purple vinyl. Additional new vinyl titles to be announced later this year. 

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND  Vinyl Track listing 


1. We Dance 

2. One Small Girl 

3. Waiting for Life 

4. And the Gods Heard Her Prayer / Rain 


1. Discovering Daniel / Pray 

2. Forever Yours 

3. The Sad Tale of the Beauxhommes 

4. Ti Moune 


1. Mama Will Provide 

2. Some Say 

3. The Human Heart 

4. Gossip 

5. Some Girls 


1. The Ball 

2. Ti Moune’s Dance 

3. When We Are Wed 

4. Forever Yours (Reprise) 

5. A Part of Us 

6. Why We Tell the Story 

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND received the 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical as well as 7 Tony Award nominations, including best lead actress in a musical (Hailey Kilgore) and best direction of a musical (Michael Arden).

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is the tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl who falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the island. When their divided cultures keep them apart, Ti Moune is guided by the powerful island gods, Erzulie, Asaka, Papa Ge, and Agwe, on a remarkable quest to reunite with the man who has captured her heart.

Bursting with Caribbean colors, rhythms and dance, the story comes to vibrant life in a striking production by Tony Award®-nominated director Michael Arden (Spring Awakening revival) and acclaimed choreographer Camille A. Brown. This production transforms the reality of a tropical village devastated by a storm into a fantastical world alive with hope.

Tony Award winner Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Allegiance), Alex Newell (“Glee”, “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”), Merle Dandridge (“The Flight Attendant”, Spamalot), and Quentin Earl Darrington (Cats, Ragtime) are joined by Tony Award nominee Hailey Kilgore (“The Village”, “Respect”), with Phillip Boykin (Sunday in the Park with George, The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess), Darlesia Cearcy (Shuffle Along, The Color Purple), Rodrick Covington (The Lion King), Emerson Davis, Alysha Deslorieux (Hamilton, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel), Tyler Hardwick (Motown the Musical), Cassondra James (“One Tree Hill”), David Jennings (Tina, After Midnight), Grasan Kingsberry (The Color Purple, Motown The Musical), Loren Lott (Motown The Musical, Cherish the Day”), Kenita R. Miller (Come From Away, Xanadu), Isaac Powell (West Side Story, “Dear Evan Hansen” film), T. Oliver Reid (Hadestown, Sunset Boulevard), Aurelia Williams (In-Transit, “Fosse/Verdon”), and Mia Williamson.

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is written by the Tony Award-winning team Lynn Ahrens (Book and Lyrics) and Stephen Flaherty (Music), and based on the novel “My Love, My Love” by Rosa Guy. This production features Tony Award-nominated new orchestrations by original orchestrator Michael Starobin who is joined by AnnMarie Milazzo. The new Broadway cast recording is produced by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, Elliott Scheiner, Hunter Arnold, Ken Davenport and WitzEnd Productions.


Broadway Records is the leading, Grammy® winning record label dedicated to releasing the most popular and current Broadway cast recordings, as well as preserving legacy musical theatre and theatre vocalists repertoire. Under the leadership of Broadway Records’ president and founder Van Dean, recent releases include: If The Fates Allow: The Hadestown Holiday Album, Lea Salonga Live In Concert with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Marguerite starring Cady Huffman, the Broadway star-filled Wellsongs Project, Legacy: Two Song Cycles by Ahrens and Flaherty, Georgia On My Mind with an all-star Broadway cast, the soundstage recording of Estella Scrooge, the Grammy® and Tony Award-winning revival of The Color Purple, the Tony Award® winning and Grammy® nominated revival of Once On This Island, the Grammy® nominated Matilda The Musical, Fiddler on the Roof (2015 revival) and My Fair Lady (2018 revival), Anastasia, Bandstand, Groundhog Day, The Lightning Thief and NBC’s television events, “The Wiz Live!” and “Peter Pan Live!”. The label’s critically-acclaimed “Live at Feinstein’s/54 Below” series features top Broadway stars including Patti LuPone, Aaron Tveit, Annaleigh Ashford, Norbert Leo Butz, Sierra Boggess, Laura Benanti, Emily Skinner & Alice Ripley, Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, Micky Dolenz and many others. Broadway Records has partnered with the Black Theatre Coalition to create Black Writers Amplified, an album consisting entirely of new works by Black musical theatre writers, a project to immediately take steps toward significantly increased representation of Black writers in musical theatre. Black Writers Amplified will be released in 2021 and act as a resource for artistic directors, producers and other theatre creators to find and support new voices and emerging Black talent. Broadway Records philanthropic endeavors also include the “Broadway For Orlando: What The World Needs Now is Love”, “We Are The World” by Broadway United and “Broadway Kids Against Bullying: I Have a Voice” music videos and From Broadway With Love benefit concerts for Sandy Hook, Orlando (Emmy Award for Sound) and Parkland.

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