ONCE Cast to Appear at 54 Below, 2/17
Cast members from the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical, Once will perform at 54 BELOW on Sunday, February 17 at 7pm at 254 West 54th Street. The company will present a mix of original music, covers songs and even some tunes cut from the hit musical itself, all under the musical direction of David Abeles. Cover charge is $20 - $30, with a $25 food and beverage minimum. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (866) 468-7619.
54 BELOW, Broadway's nightclub, is the new performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, 54 BELOW, is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district.
ONCE just received the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and 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 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!).
The set and costume design are by six time Tony Award winner Bob Crowley (The Coast of Utopia, Mary Poppins), lighting design is by three time Tony winner Natasha Katz (Aida, The Coast of Utopia), and sound design is by Clive Goodwin.
The original cast recording of Once is available via MASTERWORKS BROADWAY, a label of Sony Masterworks. Producers Stephen Epstein & Martin Lowe; Principal soloists Steve Kazee & Cristin Milioti. Visit www.MasterworksBroadway.com for more information.
ONCE will begin a US national tour launched by The Road Company in the summer of 2013.
The cast of Once features Steve Kazee as 'Guy' and Cristin Milioti as 'Girl.' Also in the company are David Abeles, Will Connolly, Elizabeth A. Davis, David PatRick Kelly, Jillian Lebling, Eliza Holland Madore, Anne L. Nathan, Lucas Papaelias, Andy Taylor, Erikka Walsh, Paul Whitty, and J. Michael Zygo.
Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, Once tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights... but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, Once draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It's an unforgettable story about going for your dreams and the power of music to connect us all.