Paul Alexander Nolan, Jessie Fisher and the Cast of ONCE Say 'Fare Thee Well' at the Highline Ballroom Tonight
"Fare Thee Well," a goodbye concert for Broadway's Once, which closed on Sunday, January 4, will feature stars Paul Alexander Nolan, Jessie Fisher, and more at the Highline Ballroom tonight, January 6, 2015. Doors open at 6 p.m. for an 8 p.m. show. Tickets: $15-45.
The Best Musical Tony Award and Grammy Award-winning global sensation ONCE played 1,167 performances and 22 previews on Broadway. The musical 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 Hansardand Markéta Irglová, direction by the acclaimed John Tiffany (The Glass Menagerie, Black Watch), movement by Steven Hoggett (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night- Time, Black Watch, American Idiot) and music supervision and orchestrations by Martin Lowe (Mamma Mia!).
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.
Nolan returned to Broadway to play Guy in Once having last been seen as Jesus in the 2012 revival of Jesus Christ Superstar. He originated that role at The Stratford Festival of Canada where he was also seen as Cousin Kevin in The Who's Tommy, Tony in West Side Story, Orlando in As You Like It and Al Joad in The Grapes Of Wrath. Last year San Diego audiences saw him as Ben Nickel in the World Premiere of Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots at the La Jolla Playhouse conceived and directed by Des McAnuff and Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips. Also in the United States he was Radames in Aida at Kansas City Starlight. TV/Film: "Will," "Something's Coming" (BravoFACT), "Alex" (Shapeshifter) and "Schumacher" (Strike!).Fisher made her Broadway debut as Girl in Once. She is a Chicago based actor/teacher/improviser/musician. Chicago credits include work at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre Company, About Face, The Gift, The Hypocrites and TimeLine. TV: "Boss". Education: University of Colorado, School at Steppenwolf. She is half of the folk duo Erik and Jessie and is represented by Paonessa Talent Agency. Gratitude to this incredible company, especially all the understudies and standbys, making magic at a moment's notice. Her Duo, Erik & Jessie, will play at the Highline Ballroom.