MANILA – Alex Newell and Hailey Kilgore, stars of the “Once on this Island” revival, took over the Rockefeller Plaza in New York as part of the “Best of Broadway Week” of “The Today Show.”
The two performed a mash-up of two songs from the musical, “Mama Will Provide” and “Waiting for Life,” with the rest of the cast.
“Once on This Island” tells the story of Ti Moune (Kilgore), a peasant girl who falls in love with a wealthy boy (Isaac Powell) from the other side of the island.
Island gods – portrayed by Newell and the Philippines’ very own Lea Salonga, among others – then help Ti Moune reunite with the man who has captured her heart.
“Once on This Island” opened on Broadway last December 3.