DOCTOR WHO's Arthur Darvill and Joanna Christie to Join Broadway's ONCE Tomorrow
Arthur Darvill and Joanna Christie will make their Broadway debuts starring in the 8-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical Once at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre beginning Tuesday, April 23rd. The actors will take over from the temporary leads Ben Hope and Laura Dreyfuss, who, as planned and scheduled, will resume being standbys for 'Guy' and 'Girl.'
Arthur Darvill ('Guy') is known to fans around the world of the long-running BBC-TV show "Doctor Who" in which he played Rory Williams. A British actor and musician, his recent London stage appearances include Our Boys, Dr Faustus (Shakespeare's Globe), Swimming with Sharks, Marine Parade, Stacy and Terre Haute. His films include Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Pelican Blood, and Robin Hood. Other television includes "Little Dorrit", "The Paradise" and "Broadchurch." Arthur has written songs for The Shakespeare's Globe production of The Lightning Child which will be presented this Summer and can next be seen as 'Buckingham' in the BBC/Starz adaptation of the Philippa Gregory novels, The White Queen.
Joanna Christie ('Girl') appeared in the recent West End production of Peter Shaffer's Equus opposite Daniel Radcliff. She is a member of the National Youth Theatre. Her television appearances includes: "Mr. Selfridge," "Starlings," "Misfits 3," "Inspector Lewis Series II," "Small Dark Places," "No Angels," and "Holby City." Other theatre credits include The 24 Hour Plays, Be My Baby, The Ramshackle Heart at The Public Theatre NY and The Old Vic, School For Scandal, Dr Faustus, Bloody Poetry, Immaculate Conceit and One Night In November.
ONCE is now playing in London's West End at The Phoenix Theatre where it opened April 9 after premiering to critical acclaim in Dublin in February 2013. Once will begin a US national tour launched by The Road Company in the summer of 2013.
ONCE, the Tony and Grammy Award winning Best New Musical based on the 2007 Academy Award-winning film currently plays on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street). The production opened to rave reviews on Sunday, March 18, 2012.
ONCE won eight Tony Awards including Best Musical. The production was also named Best Musical by the New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critic Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards.
ONCE is the winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.
ONCE features a book by award-winning Irish playwright & screenwriter, Enda Walsh (Penelope, Hunger, The New Electric Ballroom), the Academy Award-winning music and lyrics of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, direction by the acclaimed John Tiffany (Black Watch), movement by Steven Hoggett (Black Watch, American Idiot) and music supervision and orchestrations by Martin Lowe (Mamma Mia!).