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John Carney is a Dublin-based writer director who came to the world’s attention following the box office hit and critically acclaimed musical feature film Once, which garnered multiple Independent Spirit, Sundance and Raindance awards. Previously, John was a bassist in the Irish rock band the Frames, where he met Glen Hansard. These musical roots continue to be evident in John’s work with his latest production, Can a Song Save Your Life?, heading into production in NYC in 2012. Other upcoming projects include Dogs of Babel for David Heyman and Nathan Kahane starring Steve Carell and a feature adaptation of M.R. James’s Casting the Runes for Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson.

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[Off-Broadway, 2019]
[West End, 2013]
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Video: Get A First Look At ONCE at Syracuse Stage

Get a first look at Syracuse Stage's production of Once, the irresistible Tony-award winning musical based on John Carney's beloved 2007 Oscar-winning film.
Wake Up With BroadwayWorld May 3, 2024

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is May 3, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.
Paul Rudd and Nick Jonas to Star in Musical Comedy from ONCE Director

Deadline has reported that Paul Rudd and Nick Jonas will appear in a new musical comedy from John Carney, director of Once and Sing Street. The film, titled Power Ballad, is said to tell 'the story of a wedding singer (Rudd), a rock star (Jonas), and the song that comes between them.' The musical, which is currently filming in Dublin, will hit the Cannes market this month.
Syracuse Stage Closes 50th Season With ONCE

Syracuse Stage concludes its 50th season with the popular musical ONCE. Dive into the captivating performances and unforgettable music as this iconic theater wraps up its golden anniversary.
VENTURA LIVE! Comes To Rubicon Theatre Company Beginning Next Month

Rubicon Theatre Company has announced the launch of its new special event series, “VENTURA LIVE! Music, Laughter and Magic,” featuring one-night and short-run concerts, jam sessions, new play readings, magic nights, comedy, and much more.
Cast and Creative Team Set for ONCE at Wilbury Theatre Group

Wilbury Theatre Group has revealed the cast for upcoming production of Tony Award-winning musical Once. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.
Naples' TheatreZone Reveals 20th Season Lineup

TheatreZone, Naples' premier professional theatre company, has announced its 2024-2025 musical productions.
Immersive ONCE Comes to Lachat Town Farm in Weston This Month

Opening this upcoming St. Patrick's Day weekend, the team behind the recent productions of “Adventures in Oz” and “Village of the Damned” at Lachat will utilize the farm's natural beauty to create the fields, streets, and music halls of Ireland that once inspired the likes of Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett and Van Morrison.
Jen Jacob Stars in Bold and Controversial One-Woman Play FORCE At Chain Theatre

Jen Jacob stars in the bold and controversial one-woman play 'Force' coming to NYC. Written and directed by Dan Brown, this dark drama explores sensitive subject matter for a unique and engaging theater experience.
Previews: ROXY'S DOWNTOWN ANNOUNCES THEIR 2024-25 SEASON! at Roxy's Downtown

Roxy's Downtown Artistic Director Rick Bumgardner announced the highly anticipated 2024/25 season today, bringing cutting-edge theater to the heart of the country. Roxy’s has introduced audiences to innovative new works since 2014 and this season is no exception.
Lineup of Star Magicians Set For Millennium Magic 2023

Magic Castle magicians George Tovar and Jeanine Anderson host and perform at our extravaganza of magic and illusion, Millennium Magic 2023.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish & More Nominated For HMMA Awards

The 14th Annual Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2023 nominations have been announced, with artists like Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, Justin Timberlake, and Metro Boomin receiving nominations. Lin-Manuel Miranda, Alan Menken, The Little Mermaid, Theater Camp, and more are coming nominees for this year's awards.
Streaming Review: Flora & Her Son Make War And Then Make Music In John Carney's FLORA AND SON On Apple TV+

The writing knits together the disparate lives of the characters to show the transformative power of music.
Broadway Streaming Guide: September 2023 - Where to Stream THE LITTLE MERMAID & More

This September, Broadway fans can wind down from summer with a new lineup of television shows, movies, and albums to stream. From a new Prime Video film starring Bette Midler to the new cast recording of Sweeney Todd, check out what's coming to streaming services this month!
Wake Up With BroadwayWorld August 24th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is  August 24, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.
Video: Watch Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the Trailer for New Movie Musical FLORA & SON From ONCE Creator John Carney

From the musical mind of John Carney, “Flora and Son” explores the bond between a mother and son on a journey toward a new harmony. With the help of a washed-up LA musician (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Flora and Max discover the transformative power of music. Watch the new video trailer now!
The Barn Theatre in Cirencester Extends ONCE THE MUSICAL

The Barn Theatre in Cirencester has announced that their reimagined production of the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical Once has extended its run at the Cotswold theatre until 19th August. The production forms part of the Barn Theatre’s fifth anniversary season.  
Photos: Get a First Look at ONCE at The Barn Theatre

Get a first look at photos of Once at The Barn Theatre!
Young Performers Revealed to Share the Role of Ivonka in ONCE at The Barn Theatre in Cirencester

The Barn Theatre in Cirencester has today announced the six local young performers who will be sharing the role of Ivonka in the theatre’s reimagined revival of the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical Once, which runs at the Cotswold theatre until 12th August.  
Theatre & Film Producer Patrick Daly's Caledonia Productions Signs First-look Deal With Fremantle's Passenger

Acclaimed theatre and film producer Patrick Daly and his production house Caledonia Productions (August: Osage County, UNA) has signed a first-look deal with Passenger, which is headed by its founder Richard Brown (This England, True Detective, Catch-22).


How many shows has John Carney written?

John Carney has written 2 shows including Once (Source Material), Sing Street (Composer).

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