ONCE Cast to Perform on the Late Show With David Letterman Tomorrow

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The cast of ONCE, the critically acclaimed new musical based on the 2007 Academy Award-winning film, will appear on "Late Show with David Letterman" tomorrow, Thursday, March 29. 

ONCE currently plays on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street).  The production opened to raves on Sunday, March 18, 2012. 

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 five time Tony Award winner Bob Crowley (The Coast of Utopia, Mary Poppins), lighting design is by Tony winner Natasha Katz (Aida, The Coast of Utopia), and sound design is by Clive Goodwin.

The cast of ONCE features Steve Kazee as 'Guy' and Cristin Milioti as 'Girl.' Also in the company are David AbelesWill Connolly, Elizabeth A. Davis, David PatRick Kelly, Anne L. Nathan, Lucas Papaelias, Ripley Sobo, Andy Taylor, Mckayla Twiggs, Erikka Walsh, Paul Whitty, and J. Michael Zygo. 

ONCE is the celebrated new musical based on the Academy Award-winning film. It tells the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant drawn together by their shared love of music.  Over the course of one fateful week, their unexpected friendship and collaboration evolves into a powerful but complicated romance, heightened by the raw emotion of the songs they create together.  Brought to the stage by an award-winning team of visionary artists and featuring an ensemble cast of gifted actor/musicians, ONCE is described as "a musical celebration of life and love: thrilling in its originality, daring in its honesty... and unforgettable in every way."

The 2007 Academy Award-winning film, ONCE, was written and directed by John Carney, and starred Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, with original music and lyrics by Mr. Hansard and Ms. Irglová. 

The Oscar winning independent Irish film, Once was made for $150,000. Shot in 17 days, it went on to gross $20M worldwide becoming a critically acclaimed international smash. It stars Glen Hansard, from the popular Irish Rock band The Frames, and Markéta Irglová. Glen and Markéta won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Original song for "Falling Slowly," the Los Angeles Film Critics Award for Best Music, and the soundtrack was nominated for two Grammy Awards.

ONCE was originally developed at the American Repertory Theater (Cambridge, Massachusetts) in April 2011; Diane Paulus, Artistic Director; Diane Borger, Producer.  

A developmental run of ONCE at New York Theatre Workshop (James C. Nicola and William Russo) began performances on November 15, 2011 and opened December 6.  The production broke box office records and concluded a sold out engagement including a two week extension through January 15, 2012.

The original cast recording of ONCE is available via MASTERWORKS BROADWAY, a label of Sony Masterworks. Visit www.MasterworksBroadway.com for more information. 

A critically-acclaimed new documentary directed by Nick August-Perna, Chris Dapkins, and Carlo Mirabella-Davis, The Swell Season follows singer-songwriters Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová through a period of extraordinary post-Oscar® intensity and pressure while on a grueling two-year world tour. Their experiences during this time drive both musicians to question their ambitions, identities and, ultimately, their relationship. The Swell Season premieres March 13 from New Video on DVD, digital and on-demand. 

ONCE is produced by Barbara BroccoliJohn N. Hart Jr., Patrick Milling SmithFrederick ZolloBrian CarmodyMichael G. WilsonOrin WolfThe Shubert Organization and Executive Producer Robert Cole, in association with New York Theatre Workshop.

Tickets for the Broadway production are now on sale via Telecharge.com or by phone at 212-239-6200.

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