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THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 9-15
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 15, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include a special celebration of 1,000 performances of ONCE, commemorations of both Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall, Tony Yazbeck at 54 Below, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: ONCE Celebrates 1,000 Performances with Creator Glen Hansard!
by Walter McBride - Aug 14, 2014

The Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical Once, just celebrated its 1000th performance on Broadway last night, August 13. Following the 8:00pm performance, Once composer Glen Hansard, who flew in from Los Angeles after performing songs from his new album at the Hollywood Bowl, joined the cast on stage at the curtain call and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special event below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Glen Hansard Joins ONCE Cast in LA for Surprise Performance
by Stage Tube - Aug 09, 2014

Last night, August 8, star and composer of the 2006 indie film and Tony-winning Broadway musical ONCE Glen Hansard joined the national touring cast at the Pantages in Los Angeles for a special performance after the curtain call. Check it out below! (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - ONCE!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 08, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's ONCE below! (more...)

Up on the Marquee: ONCE Gets a Makeover
by Walter McBride - Aug 07, 2014

The Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical Once, based on the 2007 Academy Award-winning film, is currently playing 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 Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards.Check out photos of the new marquee below! (more...)

ONCE National Tour to Run 9/9-14 at Hippodrome Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

ONCE, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will play the Hippodrome Theatre for a limited engagement from September 9- September 14. Tickets for ONCE are available now at the Hippodrome Theatre Box Office, Charge-by-Phone 800-982-ARTS and online at www.broadwayacrossamerica.com. Groups of 10 contact 443-703-2401. (more...)

Sam Amidon's New Album 'Lily-O' to Be Released 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

Lily-O, a new album of reimagined folk songs by Vermont-born singer/fiddler/banjoist/guitarist Sam Amidon will be released Sept. 30 by Nonesuch Records. (more...)

Tickets to ONCE at Orpheum Theatre On Sale 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

ONCE, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will play the Orpheum Theatre for a limited engagement from October 28th through November 2nd, 2014. Tickets for ONCE will go on sale Friday, August 22nd at 10:00 AM and will be available for purchase online at the official Orpheum Theatre website, www.orpheum-memphis.com, The Orpheum Box Office (901.525.3000), the ticket counter at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, and all Ticketmaster centers (901.743.ARTS). (more...)

ONCE to Play 1,000th Performance on Broadway Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

The Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical ONCE, will celebrate its 1000th performance on Broadway on Wednesday, August 13. Following the 8:00pm performance, ONCE composer Glen Hansard, who flies in from Los Angeles after performing songs from his new album at the Hollywood Bowl, will join the cast on stage at the curtain call. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ONCE's Absorbing Love Story Rocks the Pantages
by Don Grigware - Jul 20, 2014

Once/book by Enda Walsh/music & lyrics by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova/directed by John Tiffany/Pantages Theatre/through August 10 (more...)

L.A. Premiere of ONCE at Hollywood Pantages Begins Tuesday, 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

ONCE, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 GRAMMY Award for Best Musical Theater Album, is celebrating its Hollywood Pantages Premiere with a limited four-week engagement; July 15 through August 10, 2014. Opening Night is Thursday, July 17th at 8pm. (more...)

'ONCE' to Return to Toronto in February 2015 with an All Canadian Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Toronto fell in love with ONCE in December 2014, when the first touring company of the Tony Award-winning musical played here for a limited run; a critical and popular hit, it sold out every single seat during its six-week run. The Toronto Star called ONCE 'a perfect illustration of the magic that musical theatre at its best is capable of.' The Globe and Mail awarded it four stars, its highest rating. (more...)

ONCE Will Return to Minneapolis in Summer 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Once, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, returns to Minneapolis by popular demand for a limited engagement June 23-28, 2015, at Hennepin Theatre Trust's State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. Tickets for Once are on sale now to subscribers, groups and Trust Donors. Single tickets will be available at a later date. For more information, visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org or call 1.800.859.7469 (SHOW). (more...)

ONCE National Tour Coming to Andrew Jackson Hall, 9/16-21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

ONCE, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will play Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall for a limited, one-week engagement from September 16-21. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jessie Fisher Joins Paul Alexander Nolan in ONCE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

The cast of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best musical Once welcomes Jessie Fisher to the role of 'Girl' beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, June 17. Joanna Christie played her final performance on Sunday, June 15. Below, check out a first look at Fisher in action onstage! (more...)

Jessie Fisher to Succeed Joanna Christie as 'Girl' in ONCE on Broadway, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

The cast of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best musical ONCE welcomes Jessie Fisher to the role of 'Girl' beginning Tuesday, June 17. Joanna Christie will play her final performance on Sunday, June 15. (more...)

Irish Pop Star Ronan Keating to Join West End's ONCE as 'The Busker' from Nov 17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

According to the Daily Mail, Irish pop star Ronan Keating will appear in the West End production of Once, beginning November 17, 2014, and continuing in the role of the busker (currently played by David Hunter) through March 21, 2015. (more...)

Summer Stages: My Choices for California Summer Theatre
by Don Grigware - Jun 03, 2014

Ghost, Pantages Theatre/June 27 -July13/www.hollywoodpantages.com/ The musical stage adaptation of the 1990 runaway hit film of the same title that starred Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Oscar-winning Whoopi Goldberg. Despite its mixed reviews, the show, which originated on the West End, received 3 Tony nominations for its Broadway engagement. With book/lyrics by Bruce Joel and music/lyrics by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard, Ghost's musical score includes the ever-popular 'Unchained Melody' and is bound to be an audience grabber. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/25/2014 for Seattle (more...)

AUDIO: ONCE's David Patrick Kelly, Brandon McGibbon & Brandon Ellis Perform on WFUV Radio
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

David Patrick Kelly, Brandon McGibbon & Brandon Ellis, of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical ONCE, performed at WFUV Radio this past Sunday. Click here to listen. (more...)

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