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Review Roundup: ONCE at Bucks County Playhouse - What Did the Critics Think? Photo Review Roundup: ONCE at Bucks County Playhouse - What Did the Critics Think?
by Review Roundups - Nov 12, 2019

Bucks County Playhouse concludes its 80th anniversary season with the Bucks County premiere of a?oeOnce,a?? the multi-award-winning romantic Broadway musical runs through November 30. The 2019 Season is sponsored by Bank of America.

Photo Flash: First Look at ONCE at Bucks County Playhouse Photo Photo Flash: First Look at ONCE at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2019

Bucks County Playhouse will conclude its 80th anniversary season with the Bucks County premiere of “Once,” the multi-award-winning romantic Broadway musical, November 8 – 30. The 2019 Season is sponsored by Bank of America.

BWW Review: ONCE at Bucks County Playhouse Photo BWW Review: ONCE at Bucks County Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 10, 2019

Music, connection, fear, love, lonelinessa?? Once, is a musical that isn't afraid to grab hold of your heartstrings and take you on a journey through the spectrum of human emotion and universal experience. The 8-time Tony Award-winning Broadway smash hit opened last night at the Bucks County Playhouse bringing romance, a dreamy sense of melancholy, and the magic of a shared love of music to this historic theater.

Bucks Cty. Playhouse Presents ONCE Photo Bucks Cty. Playhouse Presents ONCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019

Bucks County Playhouse will conclude its 80th anniversary season with the Bucks County premiere of a?oeOnce,a?? the multi-award-winning romantic Broadway musical, November 8 a?" 30. The 2019 Season is sponsored by Bank of America.

HAMILTON Tour, JAGGED LITTLE PILL, And More Win 2019 Elliot Norton Awards Photo HAMILTON Tour, JAGGED LITTLE PILL, And More Win 2019 Elliot Norton Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019

Awards were presented to more than two dozen outstanding actors, directors, designers, and ensembles tonight by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) at The 37th Annual Elliot Norton Awards ceremony, held at the Huntington Avenue Theatre.

Boston Theater Critics Association Announces The 37th Annual Elliot Norton Awards Nom Photo Boston Theater Critics Association Announces The 37th Annual Elliot Norton Awards Nominations; Broadway-Bound JAGGED LITTLE PILL Leads With Six Noms
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019

Two dozen nominations of outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles were announced today by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA), with winners to be revealed at the 37th Annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 7 PM, at the Huntington Avenue Theatre.

BWW Review: ONCE: Guy and Girl Extend Their Stay at SpeakEasy Stage Photo BWW Review: ONCE: Guy and Girl Extend Their Stay at SpeakEasy Stage
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 7, 2019

Once upon a time, a guy and a girl meet on the streets of Dublin, bond over their shared passion for music, enrich each other's lives, and find the way forward to the separate paths that their lives were meant to follow. With its current homegrown production of ONCE, SpeakEasy Stage Company demonstrates once again its penchant for capturing the essence of an award-winning musical and successfully molding it to fit the expectations of their audience and the parameters of the Roberts Studio Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts. It was announced today that the run is extended for an additional week due to overwhelming demand.

SpeakEasy Extends Its Production Of ONCE Through April 7 Photo SpeakEasy Extends Its Production Of ONCE Through April 7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

Due to overwhelming demand, SpeakEasy Stage Company has added seven more performances of its acclaimed production of the Tony Award-winning musical ONCE.  The show will now play through Sunday, April 7, 2019.  

Tony Award-Winning Musical ONCE Announced At SpeakEasy Stage Photo Tony Award-Winning Musical ONCE Announced At SpeakEasy Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the Boston Regional Theatre Premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical ONCE.

Tony Award-Winning Musical ONCE Announced At SpeakEasy Stage Photo Tony Award-Winning Musical ONCE Announced At SpeakEasy Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the Boston Regional Theatre Premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical ONCE.

CMU Class of 2018 BREAK-OUT CABARET Comes to 54 Below Photo CMU Class of 2018 BREAK-OUT CABARET Comes to 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents CMU Class of 2018 in the Carnegie Mellon BREAK-OUT CABARET.

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of ONCE at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport Photo Photo Coverage: Opening Night of ONCE at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 21, 2018

The John W. Engeman Theater began performances of Once on Thursday, January 18 at 8:00pm. The show will run through Sunday, March 4, 2018. Check out photos from the show's opening night below!

BWW Review: The National Touring Production of Once is “GOLD!!!”
by Nicholas Pontolillo - Jul 3, 2017

Based on the 2006 indie hit film, Once tells the captivating love story about Irish musician Guy and Czech immigrant Girl and how they are drawn to each other based on their shared love for music. From the moment Guy and Girl meet, the audience is enraptured by their chemistry and wait at the edge of their seats, gasping for air, watching how the next scene will either result in a stepping stone or a set back for their relationship.

BWW Blog: Paisley Haddad - 'Falling Slowly' in Love With ONCE and SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by Guest Blogger: Paisley Haddad - Feb 13, 2017

Last Saturday I attended the Broadway tour of Once The Musical. I knew that they had won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2012, but I had never really looked into the show.  I had expected it to be not my favorite of the Broadway series at The Hanover Theatre, but I had been totally wrong. The music was mesmerizing, and the set was cleverly done. Before the show, they let the audience up on stage to buy their drinks from the bar in the pub set that they had created. Not only did that set double as a pub, but also a music store, a house, a Hoover repair shop and much more. Without large changes of sets, they created these different environments with tables, chairs, and a change of lighting. Sam Cieri and Mackenzie Lesser-Roy were strong leads as Guy and Girl followed by an equally strong cast of characters. The simple staging of the show made the small moments usually missed by the audience, more exposed and made the show more emotional. Kudos to Steven Hoggett, the movement director, for flawlessly using movement to move the show along in an eye catching way. Overall, it was a beautifully written and performed musical, that I would see again if I had the chance and would recommend to friends! 

BWW Review: ONCE Walks on Moonbeams at the Strand-Capitol In York, PA
by Christy Brooks - Feb 6, 2017

In every sense of the word, ONCE arrived at The Capitol Strand Performing Arts Center on February 1, 2017, for one night only. The musical is the winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® and is a theatrical experience like no other.

BWW Review: ONCE at Velma V Morrison Center
by Leesa Williams - Jan 23, 2017

This weekend the Velma V. Morrison Center brought us ONCE, based on the 2007 movie of the same name. The low budget film won an Oscar for for the best original song 'Falling Slowly', and I am thrilled that most of the music (the best part of the movie) is included in the musical version.

BWW Review: ONCE Was Enough at PPAC
by Andria Tieman - Dec 5, 2016

ONCE, the award-winning stage musical based on the award-winning film of the same name, is an obvious addition to Broadway.  Featuring songs written by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, who also starred in the film, this production seems like it can't miss.  Unfortunately, despite excellent music and vocal and musical performances from an obviously talented cast, this production's book, by Irish playwright Enda Walsh,  seems to assume that the only people who would be interested in this show are those who have seen the movie.  Therefore, there is next-to-no character development, and random scenes inserted that make no sense to anyone not intimately familiar with the source material.  Since this is a show about music and musicians, one would think that story goes out the window then in favor of reworking this as almost a musical revue, rather than a traditional narrative.  That would have worked, since the story is a sweetly simple one and doesn't require much, but the choice was made instead to shoehorn in extra scenes of dialogue, most of which take far longer and meader far more than necessary to advance the plot, and wind up creating something that is just dull and lazy.

BWW Review: ONCE will make you walk on moonbeams at The National Theatre
by Heather Hill - Nov 29, 2016

This is the sort of production you can slip into easily; find yourself there in the story. It's an ordinary story about an extraordinary thing-yet another reason to love it. The Girl reignites the music in the Guy; she takes him in hand (and hoover) to fall slowly back into song, back into hope, and back into love.

BWW Review: ONCE Wows at the Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater
by Natasha Ashley - Oct 19, 2016

Washington's National Theatre Announces Cast for ONCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Once, winner of eight 2012 Tony® Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will play the National Theatre for a limited engagement from November 25 -27, 2016. The cast will feature Sam Cieri as "Guy" and Mackenzie Lesser-Roy as "Girl," along with Lily Caputo, Jenn Chandler, Barry DeBois, Nyssa Duchow, Liam Fennecken, Lynn Flickinger, Isaac Haas, John Hays,Julia Hoffmann, Angel Lin, Bristol Pomeroy, Adam Huel Potter, Lauren Thomas, Dan Tracy, Grant Alan Watkins, and Luke Wygodny. Additional casting to be announced soon.

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