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Glen Hansard Shares 'Sure As The Rain;' 'The Swell Season' On Tour Now
by Michael Major - Aug 15, 2023

Glen Hansard is sharing the compelling new song “Sure As The Rain,” a musical love letter to his wife and the mother of his nearly one year old son. The song features Via Mardot on theremin, whom Hansard contacted after seeing a series of her performances online. Check out upcoming tour dates!

Glen Hansard Announces New Album 'All That Was East Is West Of Me Now'
by Michael Major - Jul 26, 2023

It will mark the singer songwriters first record in over four years and follows a period that found Hansard moving between collaborative work with Eddie Vedder and Cat Power to live performances with The Frames and Markéta Irglová/The Swell Season. The effect of which helped give direction to ‘All That Was East Is West Of Me Now.'

Syracuse Stage Adds Two Musicals To 50th Anniversary Season
by A.A. Cristi - May 25, 2023

Syracuse Stage has announced two musicals that will complete the lineup for the organization's 50th anniversary season. Audiences are immersed in the soulful music of Billie Holiday with Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, Oct. 18 – Nov. 5.

ONCE Extends for Second and Final Time at Writers Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 10, 2023

Writers Theatre has announced a second and final extension to the run of the Tony Award-winning musical Once, based on the 2007 film written and directed by John Carney. 

ONCE to be Presented at Writers Theatre in February
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 30, 2023

Writers Theatre will continue its 2022/23 Season with the Tony Award-winning musical Once, based on the 2007 film written and directed by John Carney. 

MEHTA CONDUCTS MAHLER 3 at Disney Concert Hall & More Lead Los Angeles' February Theater Top Picks
by BWW Staff - Jan 25, 2023

Los Angeles is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Check out this month's offerings, sponsored by the Los Angeles Philharmonic!

Glen Hansard Shares Song 'Take Heart' Feat. Marketa Irglova & Ukrainian Refugees
by Michael Major - Oct 19, 2022

Irglova’s inclusion was natural on a number of levels for Hansard as he was aware her parents back in her native Czech Republic had taken in multiple families from Ukraine. Irglova, now living in Iceland had been back this summer to visit and was equally moved by the issues at hand. Watch the new performance video now!

Coachella Valley Repertory Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring FUN HOME, ONCE & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 5, 2022

CVRep has announced a five play, Tony Award winning Season. Two musicals and three plays are scheduled to take the stage from November 2022 through April 2023. Taking the reins from Founding Artistic Director Ron Celona, CVRep’s new Executive Artistic Director, Adam Karsten, sought works that will excite and inspire audiences.  

Coachella Valley Repertory Announces 2022/2023 Season
by Kay Kudukis - Jul 5, 2022

​​​​​​​ CVRep is thrilled to announce a five play, Tony Award winning Season. Two musicals and three plays are scheduled to take the stage from November 2022 through April 2023. Taking the reins from Founding Artistic Director Ron Celona, CVRep's new Executive Artistic Director, Adam Karsten, sought works that will excite and inspire audiences.

Let Me In Presents Reimagined Staging of ONCE THE MUSICAL
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 22, 2022

Exciting new Midlands theatre company, Let Me In, are reimagining the award-winning folk musical - ONCE - for today's audience, with an immersive new design and visionary creative team.

ONCE The Musical is Now Playing at Seacoast Rep
by Stephi Wild - Apr 18, 2022

Once, the stage musical, is returning to the Seacoast Repertory Theatre, three years after its uplifting story of unrequited love between an Irish street musician and an immigrant flower seller thrilled area audiences.

BWW Review: Eight O'Clock Theatre Presents ONCE, a Musical So Good That You May Have to See It Twice
by Peter Nason - Aug 7, 2021

One of the finest community theatre shows I've ever seen.

Ucross To Host Festival With Bluegrass/Folk Music, Art Exhibition, Food Trucks
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 2, 2021

Live music, food trucks, art giveaways — Ucross Foundation is hosting its first-ever festival on Sunday, Aug. 22, from 4-6:30 p.m. As part of Sheridan County's Celebrate the Arts weekend, Music in the Park at Ucross will be a free, family-friendly event held throughout the artist residency campus. 

Guest Reviewer Kym Vaitiekus Shares His Thoughts On ONCE
by Jade Kops - Jun 11, 2021

ONCE, A love story you must experience.

Sarah Sample Reimagines Pearl Jam's 'Nothingman'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Oct 7, 2020

In the span of six albums, Sarah Sample has created a reputation for weaving a trail of stories through folk, Americana, and country music.

BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest MOVIE MUSICALS of All Time
by Peter Nason - Mar 30, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best film musicals since the sound era began; see if your favorites made the list!

BWW Review: ONCE is Enough at Omaha Community Playhouse
by Christine Swerczek - Feb 28, 2020

Once in awhile a musical comes along that strikes the right chord. Irish musician Glen Hansard and Czech pianist Marketa Irglova collaborated on a stage version of the 2007 film by John Carney. This deceptively simple story won a Tony Award for Best Book by Enda Walsh along with 7 more wins out of 11 Tony nominations in 2012, including Best Musical, Best Orchestration, and Best Direction. Its most familiar song, 'Falling Slowly,' won an Academy Award and the cast album captured a Grammy.

BWW Review: Miners Alley's ONCE is a Spectacle of Raw Musicianship
by Chris Arneson - Oct 4, 2019

Immediately upon entering the theater, you'll realize Once isn't going to be your typical musical theatre fare.

Seacoast Rep to Stage ONCE
by Julie Musbach - Sep 3, 2019

It's rare that a tale of unrequited love is experienced as sweet and uplifting. The Seacoast Repertory Theatre's newest production, Once, is that tale.

Cast Announced For The National Tour Of ONCE Opening At Broadway Palm
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 16, 2019

Once, the musical that broke new ground on Broadway, will begin rehearsals in Fort Myers on August 6, 2019.  Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. The musical is based on the 2007 Academy Award-winning film of the same name which was written and directed by John Carney, and starred Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, with original music and lyrics by Mr. Hansard and Ms. Irglova.

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