Once 2012

Run Time:
2 hours and 15 minutes, with one intermission
Opened: March 18, 2012
Closing: January 04, 2015

Once - 2012 - Broadway History , Info & More

Once is the acclaimed new musical based on the Academy Award-winning film. Authentic, funny and refreshingly unique, Once 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. Featuring an ensemble cast of gifted actor/musicians, helmed by the creators of the theatrical sensation Black Watch and fashioned by a team of Tony-winning designers, Once is a musical celebration of life and love: thrilling in its originality, daring in its honesty... and unforgettable in every way.

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'Once' Musical Is 'Irresistible'
8 / 10

Pure, moving and inventive – these are the foundations of the irresistible production that opened Sunday, and it is a study in how to beautifully adapt a movie to the stage. In many ways, in fact, this Once is better than the original Once.

'Once' enchants in screen-to-stage move
10 / 10

But the musical, with its beguiling book by Enda Walsh, also has the team's new songs, equally strong, with hypnotic rhythms, gorgeous harmonic blends and insinuating melodies that make unexpected interval leaps seem natural and easygoing. Guy is still played with endearing slacker sweetness by Steve Kazee. Cristin Milioti remains pert and odd, with a forthrightness it would be wrong to mistake for pat adorableness.

ONCE Closes on Broadway Today; Heads to Melbourne, Seoul, and Toronto Next
by Sally Henry Fuller - January 4, 2015

The Best Musical Tony Award and Grammy Award-winning global sensation Once will play its final Broadway performance today, January 4, 2015. As of today, the musical will have played 1,167 performances and 22 previews.

BWW Flashback: Falling Slowly... ONCE Ends Run on Broadway Today
by BWW Special Coverage - January 4, 2015

The Best Musical Tony Award and Grammy Award-winning global sensation Once will play its final Broadway performance today, January 4, 2015. As of that date, the musical will have played 1,167 performances and 22 previews. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through the musical's start on Broadway!

BWW Interview: ONCE's Ben Hope Discusses Upcoming ONCE Goodbye Concert at the Highline Ballroom!
by Louisa Brady - December 22, 2014

ONCE's Ben Hope discusses upcoming Goodbye Concert for ONCE, which is set to end its Broadway run on January 4th of the new year.

VIDEO: Nick Lachey Performs ONCE's 'Falling Slowly' from New LP on 'Today'
by Caryn Robbins - November 13, 2014

Nick Lachey stopped by the fourth hour of NBC's TODAY to perform from his newest album 'The Soundtrack of My Life,' which features ten of the most memorable soundtracks in film history.

Exclusive Photo Coverage: ONCE Cast Comes A-Wassailing for Carols For A Cure!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - November 15, 2014

BroadwayWorld is excited to continue our exclusive photo coverage of the recording sessions for this year's album with the cast of Once, who sing 'Here We Come A-Wassailing.' Check out photos of cast members Andy Taylor, Ryan Vona, Shannon O'Boyle, Don Noble and Katrina Lenk and more below!

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- ONCE's Jessie Fisher
by BWW Staff - October 31, 2014

In this week's edition, we caught up with Jessie Fisher, who is starring as 'Girl' in Once- currently playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

VIDEO: New TV Spot for Final Performances of Broadway's ONCE!
by Caryn Robbins - October 15, 2014

Below, watch an all-new TV spot for Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical ONCE, which will have its final performance on January 4th after 1,167 regular performances and 22 previews.

Photo and Video Flashback: Broadway Bids Adieu to ONCE; Final Performance Set for 1/4
by BWW Special Coverage - October 8, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported last night, he Best Musical Tony Award and Grammy Award-winning global sensation Once will play its final Broadway performance on January 4, 2015. As of that date, the musical will have played 1,167 performances and 22 previews. Fans still have another three months to catch the show on Broadway before it's gone forever, and below, BroadwayWorld reminds you of the many reasons to travel back to the Jacobs Theatre with a special Broadway flashback!

BWW Reviews: ONCE Upon A Time
by Finny (Amanda Finn) - October 8, 2014

A Broadway show to end the notion that every tale is a fairytale, though the title of this article would allude otherwise, Once finds its power in all things realistic rather than in a storybook romance. It takes the age old understanding that when a man and woman find each other everything else will work out and flips it on its head. While Hollywood and its cohorts would love for the public to believe that every story has a clear cut path, Once provides insight into what audience members already know. After all, the great Victorian playwright Oscar Wilde Once penned, 'the truth is rarely pure and never simple.' Once merely reiterates the fact.

Breaking News: ONCE to Close on Broadway in January; Heads to Melbourne, Seoul and Toronto!
by BWW News Desk - October 7, 2014

The Best Musical Tony Award and Grammy Award-winning global sensation ONCE will play its final Broadway performance on January 4, 2015. As of that date, the musical will have played 1,167 performances and 22 previews.

ONCE THE MUSICAL Makes Australian Debut in Melbourne Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 4, 2014

ONCE, the multi award-winning stage musical that has captivated audiences in London, New York and Dublin, will soon make its Australian premiere, opening at Melbourne's Princess Theatre tonight 4 October 2014.

Photo Coverage: Original ONCE Star Marketa Irglova Performs With the Broadway Cast
by Jennifer Broski - October 3, 2014

The Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical Once, just welcomed Once composer Marketa Irglova and star of the Academy Award-winning film, following the performance last night, October 2nd. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special event below!

ONCE Composer Marketa Irglova Visits Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 2, 2014

The Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical Once, will welcome Once composer Marketa Irglova and star of the Academy Award-winning film, following the 7:00pm performance tonight, October 2nd.

ONCE Composer Marketa Irglova Will Visit Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre This Week
by Nicole Rosky - September 29, 2014

The Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical ONCE, will welcome ONCE composer Marketa Irglova and star of the Academy Award-winning film, following the 7:00pm performance this Thursday, October 2nd.

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- ONCE's Paul Alexander Nolan
by BWW Staff - September 26, 2014

In this week's edition, we caught up with Paul Alexander Nolan, who is starring as 'Guy' in ONCE- currently playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

Once FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The North Strand
Leave
Falling Slowly
The Moon
Ej Padá Padá Rosička
If You Want Me
Broken-Hearted Hoover Fixer Sucker Guy
Say It To Me Now
Abandoned in Bandon
Gold
Sleeping
When Your Mind's Made Up
The Hill
It Cannot Be About That
Gold (A Cappella)
Falling Slowly (Reprise)
Once has had 6 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2011, Broadway which opened in 2012, West End which opened in 2013, West End which opened in 2013, US Tour which opened in 2013 and US Tour which opened in 2016.
Once has been nominated for the following Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical for Enda Walsh, Best Choreography for Steven Hoggett, Best Direction of a Musical for John Tiffany, Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Natasha Katz, Best Orchestrations for Martin Lowe, Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Bob Crowley, and Best Sound Design of a Musical for Clive Goodwin.
Once has won the following Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical for Enda Walsh, Best Choreography for Steven Hoggett, Best Direction of a Musical for John Tiffany, Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Natasha Katz, Best Orchestrations for Martin Lowe, Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Bob Crowley, and Best Sound Design of a Musical for Clive Goodwin.
Once has been nominated for several awards including Best Musical at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, Outstanding Director of a Musical for John Tiffany at the Drama Desk Awards, Outstanding Lyrics for Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova at the Drama Desk Awards, Outstanding Music for Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova at the Drama Desk Awards, Outstanding Orchestrations for Martin Lowe at the Drama Desk Awards, Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical for Clive Goodwin at the Drama Desk Awards, Distinguished Performance Awards for Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti at the Drama League Awards, Distinguished Production of a Musical at the Drama League Awards, Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway) at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, Outstanding Choreographer for Steven Hoggett at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, Outstanding Director of a Musical for John Tiffany at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, Outstanding New Broadway Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical) for Bob Crowley at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, Outstanding Choreographer for Steven Hoggett at The Lortels, Outstanding Director for John Tiffany at The Lortels, Outstanding Lighting Design for Natasha Katz at The Lortels, Outstanding Musical at The Lortels, Outstanding Scenic Design for Bob Crowley at The Lortels, and Outstanding Sound Design for Clive Goodwin at The Lortels.
Once has won several awards, including Best Musical from the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards. John Tiffany won Outstanding Director of a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards, while Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova received Outstanding Lyrics and Outstanding Music awards. The show also won Outstanding Orchestrations for Martin Lowe and Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical for Clive Goodwin at the Drama Desk Awards. Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti were honored with Distinguished Performance Awards at the Drama League Awards. Once also received awards for Outstanding Book of a Musical, Outstanding Choreographer, Outstanding Director of a Musical, and Outstanding New Broadway Musical at various award ceremonies. Additionally, the show won awards for Outstanding Set Design, Outstanding Lighting Design, Outstanding Scenic Design, and Outstanding Sound Design.

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