Watch Hailey Kilgore and Alex Newell Lead Once On This Island Performance on The Today Show

Film & TV News   Watch Hailey Kilgore and Alex Newell Lead Once On This Island Performance on The Today Show
 
The Broadway revival earned eight Tony Award nominations May 1.
Hailey Kilgore and Alex Newell
Hailey Kilgore and Alex Newell

Hot off the heels of eight Tony Award nominations, the Broadway revival of Once On This Island took over the Rockefeller Center Plaza for a performance as part of The Today Show’s “Best of Broadway” week.

Watch the company’s performance of “Mama Will Provide” (plus a snippet of the “Waiting for Life” reprise), led by Alex Newell and Hailey Kilgore, below.

Broadway newcomer Kilgore earned a Tony nomination for her leading performance as Ti Moune; the production’s additional nods include Best Revival of a Musical and Best Direction of a Musical for Michael Arden.

Read: HAILEY KILGORE AND MORE REACT TO THEIR TONY NOMINATIONS

The NBC show’s “Best of Broadway” week kicked off May 1 with a performance by The Bands Visit. The companies of Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants will head to the plaza later this week.

The Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty musical continues to play the Circle in the Square Theatre. Among those joining Kilgore and Newell in the cast are Lea Salonga, Quentin Earl Darrington, Tamyra Gray, Phillip Boykin, Isaac Powell, and Kenita R. Miller.

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