One Year on Broadway is the unlikely true story of two musical theater fans whose lives were forever changed by seeing a touring production of Once on This Island in 1992. What they saw that night was a version of their own story played out on the stage and it gave them the courage to fight for their own forbidden love.
Twenty-five years later, by some strange twist of fate, they were led back to the Island where they ignored conventional wisdom, took a leap of faith, and became co-producers of the Tony Award winning Broadway Revival of Once On This Island.
This is their love letter to the musical that gave them more than they ever could have imagined.
We could never have foreseen how attending a performance of the Broadway musical Once on This Island twenty-five years ago would change the rest of our lives.
One Year On Broadway
Standing on stage, I was absolved of any regret. In an instant, my perspective shifted. I’m not implying that winning a Tony Award made my life complete. I would like to say it didn't change me at all because I wasn't up there to celebrate myself. This award was for the incredibly genuine and open-hearted cast and the show that I was proud of, that I loved. That moment we were living on stage at Radio City Music Hall with Ryan at my side and Kathy in the audience was such an unexpected gift. Nothing else we would ever do could compare to how we arrived there. The perceived importance of climbing the corporate ladder vanished. In that ninety seconds, my focus changed, and I knew that now I wanted to direct my energy wherever my heart led.