Lea Salonga back on Broadway in 'Once on This Island' revival

Don Tagala, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 15 2017 07:27 PM | Updated as of Nov 15 2017 07:32 PM

Tony winner Lea Salonga is officially back on Broadway.

The first revival of "Once on This Island," where Salonga stars as one of the gods, began its previews on November 9 at the Circle in the Square Theatre in New York.

"Once on This Island" follows Ti Moune (Hailey Kilgore), a Caribbean country girl who falls in love with Daniel (Isaac Powell), a young aristocrat man she saves from a car crash.
 
On her quest to be with the love of her life who had returned to his wealthy family on the other side of the island, four gods including Salonga will guide Ti Moune through a test of love against prejudice and hate.
 
Salonga plays Erzulie, the goddess of love, and sings one of the most powerful songs in the musical “The Human Heart.”
 
“All of us feel like we got shot out of the cannon. There's the feeling of where's my next entrance, what am I supposed to do now, which way am I supposed to go and hope that you have everything locked in. As the days go on, it'll get easier. The first ones, always the hardest,” she said.