Once, the new musical based on the 2007 Academy Award-winning film, concludes its sold out run at New York Theatre Workshop today, January 15, 2012. The production will begin Broadway performances at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 and officially open on Sunday, March 18, 2012.
An original cast recording of Once, featuring Steve Kazee and Critin Milioti, will be recorded on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 in anticipation of a March 2012 release. David Abeles, Claire Candela, Will Connolly, Elizabeth Davis, David Patrick Kelly, Anne L. Nathan, Lucas Papaelias, Andy Taylor, Erikka Walsh , Paul Whitty, and J. Michael Zygo are also in the company.
Once has a book by Irish playwright and screenwriter Enda Walsh. Both the film and musical tell the story of an Irish musician (Guy) and a Czech immigrant (Girl) who are drawn together by their mutual love for music. Over the course of one week, a friendship/collaboration quickly evolves into a strong yet complicated love story. The famed music by the film’s songwriters Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová drive the show with understated charm, and the film’s strong following generated considerable audiences.