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John Carney

 
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Composer
Lyricist
 
[West End, 2013]
Writer and Director of the film

Writing

Source Material
Source Material
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Photos

Rustin Cole Sailors and Amanda Leigh Jerry Photo

Rustin Cole Sailors and Amanda Leigh Jerry

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09/13/2017
Amanda Leigh Jerry and Rustin Cole Sailor Photo

Amanda Leigh Jerry and Rustin Cole Sailor

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09/13/2017
Christian Pedersen and Cassidy Stirtz  Photo

Christian Pedersen and Cassidy Stirtz

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09/13/2017
Rustin Cole Sailors and Amanda Leigh Jerry Photo

Rustin Cole Sailors and Amanda Leigh Jerry

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09/13/2017
Scott Waara, Amanda Leigh Jerry and Rustin Cole Sailors Photo

Scott Waara, Amanda Leigh Jerry and Rustin Cole Sailors

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09/13/2017

 

Stage

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Composer

Lyricist

[West End, 2013]
Writer and Director of the film

Writing
Source Material
Source Material
Composer
Lyricist

John Carney Biography

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.




John Carney News

New York Theatre Workshop Announces 2022/23 2050 Artistic Fellows Photo New York Theatre Workshop Announces 2022/23 2050 Artistic Fellows
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022

New York Theatre Workshop has announced the playwrights and directors selected for the 2022/23 Season 2050 Artistic Fellowship. The 2022/23 Artistic Fellows are Miranda Cornell, Thaddeus McCants, Aileen Wen McGroddy, Attilio Rigotti, Andrew Rodriguez and Minghao Tu.

Berkshire Theatre Group to Present ONCE Photo Berkshire Theatre Group to Present ONCE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2022

Running July 1 through 16 at The Colonial Theatre, the audience will be transported to a bustling Irish pub with a stage full of incredibly talented actors singing and playing their own instruments. 

Writers Theatre Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring TIGER STYLE!, ONCE & More Photo Writers Theatre Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring TIGER STYLE!, ONCE & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022

Writers Theatre Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma and Interim Artistic Director Bobby Kennedy announced the company’s 2022/23 four-play season, including Mike Lew’s Tiger Style!, directed by Brian Balcom; Manual Cinema’s Christmas Carol, and more.

Berkshire Theatre Group to Present Sensory Friendly Performances For Summer 2022 Seas Photo Berkshire Theatre Group to Present Sensory Friendly Performances For Summer 2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2022

Berkshire Theatre Group has announced that this season BTG has expanded the sensory-friendly programming and will offer a sensory-friendly performance for many of its summer season shows.

Casts Announced for B.R.O.K.E.N CODE B.I.R.D SWITCHING World Premiere & More Berkshir Photo Casts Announced for B.R.O.K.E.N CODE B.I.R.D SWITCHING World Premiere & More Berkshire Theatre Group
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022

Berkshire Theatre Group and Kate Maguire have announced casting for shows in BTG’s Early Summer 2022 Season. The full season will feature B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching, a world premiere play and recipient of an NEA Grants for Arts Projects Award and more.

West End, Hollywood, and Nashville Talent to Take the Feinstein's Nikko Stage with GO Photo West End, Hollywood, and Nashville Talent to Take the Feinstein's Nikko Stage with GOLDENHAIR
by Marissa Tomeo - Jun 4, 2022

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the publication of James Joyce's Ulysses, Goldenhair-an eclectic musical celebration-comes to Feinstein's at the Nikko for one night only, featuring talent from the stages of Ireland, the West End, Nashville, and the Bay Area.

Darlinghurst Theatre Company Announces Cast of ONCE Photo Darlinghurst Theatre Company Announces Cast of ONCE
by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2022

Darlinghurst Theatre Company has announced the cast of the smash-hit musical Once, which makes its long-awaited return to the Eternity Playhouse from 24 June following its season in Perth with Black Swan State Theatre Company. 

Patricia McGregor Will Be The Next Artistic Director Of New York Theatre Workshop Photo Patricia McGregor Will Be The Next Artistic Director Of New York Theatre Workshop
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022

New York Theatre Workshop announced today that Patricia McGregor will succeed James C. Nicola as Artistic Director, following a yearlong search led by ALJP Consulting and a dedicated search committee of artists, staff and Trustees.

Previews Begin Tonight for DREAMING ZENZILE, Presented by New York Theatre Workshop & Photo Previews Begin Tonight for DREAMING ZENZILE, Presented by New York Theatre Workshop & National Black Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

New York Theatre Workshop and National Black Theatre will present Dreaming Zenzile, based on the life of Miriam Makeba, by Grammy-nominated Vocalist/Composer Somi Kakoma, directed by Obie Award winner, Tony Award nominee, NYTW Usual Suspect & former NYTW 2050 Artistic Fellow Lileana Blain-Cruz.

New York Theatre Workshop & La MaMa to Present the REFLECTIONS OF NATIVE VOICES FESTI Photo New York Theatre Workshop & La MaMa to Present the REFLECTIONS OF NATIVE VOICES FESTIVAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

New York Theatre Workshop and La MaMa announced today programming for the third annual Reflections of Native Voices Festival.

John Carney Videos

BWW TV: See A Special Preview of SING STREET: GROUNDED VideoBWW TV: See A Special Preview of SING STREET: GROUNDED
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 29, 2020

Get a sneak peek of SING STREET: Grounded streaming this Thursday from 6:30pm till 7pm (EST) exclusively on SING STREET Broadway's Facebook Page!

VIDEO: SING STREET Releases Music Video for 'Riddle of the Model'; Announces New Rele VideoVIDEO: SING STREET Releases Music Video for 'Riddle of the Model'; Announces New Release Date for Cast Recording
by Stage Tube - Apr 15, 2020

SING STREET has released a new video for a?oeRiddle of the Modela??. 

VIDEO: Watch the New Music Video for SING STREET's 'Drive It Like You Stole It' VideoVIDEO: Watch the New Music Video for SING STREET's 'Drive It Like You Stole It'
by Stage Tube - Mar 3, 2020

As BroadwayWorld recently reported, Sony Masterworks Broadway will soon release Sing Street (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING), an album of music from the musical adaptation of John Carney's indie hit film. Available for preorder now, the album will be released digitally Thursday, March 26, coinciding with the show's Broadway debut at the Lyceum Theatre that same evening, with the physical CD release to follow on Friday, April 17. Check out the full music video for 'Drive It Like You Stole It.'

VIDEO: Watch the Music Video for 'Up' from Broadway-Bound SING STREET VideoVIDEO: Watch the Music Video for 'Up' from Broadway-Bound SING STREET
by Stage Tube - Feb 21, 2020

As BroadwayWorld reported last week, Sony Masterworks Broadway will soon release Sing Street (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING), an album of music from the musical adaptation of John Carney's indie hit film. Available for preorder now, the album will be released digitally Thursday, March 26, coinciding with the show's Broadway debut at the Lyceum Theatre that same evening, with the physical CD release to follow on Friday, April 17. Watch the full music video for the album's lead single- 'Up.'

BWW TV: Watch the Cast of SING STREET Sing 'Up' on Cast Recording VideoBWW TV: Watch the Cast of SING STREET Sing 'Up' on Cast Recording
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 14, 2020

As BroadwayWorld reported this morning, Sony Masterworks Broadway will soon release Sing Street (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING), an album of music from the musical adaptation of John Carney's indie hit film. Available for preorder now, the album will be released digitally Thursday, March 26, coinciding with the show's Broadway debut at the Lyceum Theatre that same evening, with the physical CD release to follow on Friday, April 17. 

VIDEO: Watch the Music Video For 'Falling Slowly' From ONCE Ahead of the UK Tour VideoVIDEO: Watch the Music Video For 'Falling Slowly' From ONCE Ahead of the UK Tour
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 11, 2019

A new recording is released today of the Academy Award-winning song Falling Slowly, introducing Daniel Healy as Guy and Emma Lucia as Girl. They will lead the cast of the first UK Tour of Once, launching in January 2020 following a run at Fairfield Halls, Croydon from Thursday 19 December to Saturday 11 January.

VIDEO: Amazon Prime Releases Trailer for MODERN LOVE Starring Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey VideoVIDEO: Amazon Prime Releases Trailer for MODERN LOVE Starring Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, John Gallagher, Jr., Cristin Milioti, and More!
by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2019

Modern Love, coming to Amazon Prime Video on October 18, is inspired by the popular New York Times column of the same name. This half-hour romantic comedy series explores love in all of its complicated and beautiful forms, as each standalone episode brings some of the column's most beloved stories to life with a stellar cast.

VIDEO: Watch the New Teaser Trailer For MODERN LOVE, Starring Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey VideoVIDEO: Watch the New Teaser Trailer For MODERN LOVE, Starring Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, John Gallagher, Jr., Brandon Victor Dixon, and more!
by Stage Tube - Jul 28, 2019

The new teaser trailer has been released for the upcoming Amazon series, Modern Love, which stars Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, John Gallagher, Jr., Brandon Victor Dixon, and more!

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For the Sydney Premiere of ONCE VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer For the Sydney Premiere of ONCE
by Stage Tube - May 28, 2019

Darlinghurst Theatre Company's production of ONCE will play at Sydney's Eternity Playhouse from 26 June - 21 July, starring Toby Francis (Kinky Boots), Stefanie Caccamo (Beautiful) and Cameron Daddo (The Sound of Music).

VIDEO: Get A First Look at Olney's ONCE VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look at Olney's ONCE
by Alan Henry - Feb 19, 2019

ONCE opened at the Olney Theatre in Baltimore on February 6th and is running through March 10, 2019.


John Carney Frequently Asked Questions

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