Off-Broadway’s New Musical ‘Once’ Moving to Broadway

Looks like I’ve found one of the 5 shows I”m going to see when I’m in New York next week.

Once, the new musical based on the 2007 Academy Award-winning film that is now playing at New York Theatre Workshop, will play Broadway’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre this spring. Previews will begin Tuesday, February 28, 2012 with opening night set for Sunday, March 18, 2012.

The show began performances November 15 and opened yesterday so this sounds like the transfer was in the works for a while. It’s running through Sunday, January 15.

The cast features Steve Kazee as ‘Guy’ and Cristin Milioti as ‘Girl.’ Also in the company are David Abeles, Claire Candela, Will Connolly, Elizabeth Davis, David Patrick Kelly, Anne L. Nathan, Lucas Papaelias, Andy Taylor, Erikka Walsh , Paul Whitty, and J. Michael Zygo

The show has the Academy Award-winning music and lyrics of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, a book by award-winning Irish playwright & screenwriter, Enda Walsh (Penelope, Hunger, The New Electric Ballroom), direction by John Tiffany.

To recap the story: On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician (Guy) and a Czech immigrant (Girl) are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolves into a powerful but complicated love story, underscored by the emotionally charged music that has made ONCE an international sensation.

Tickets for the Broadway run will go on sale Wednesday, December 7 at 12:01am via or by phone at 212-239-6200.

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