You’ve still got tiiiime… to buy tickets to the upcoming Broadway debut of the musical adaptation of “Once.” The Academy Award-winning film made its premiere at the New York Theatre Workshop on December 6, and it’s making its transition to the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre with preview performances starting on February 28. The actual opening date is March 18.
A new trailer for the musical makes it seem to be more upbeat than the movie was. There are now dance sequences to go along with the music, as well as additional songs by The Swell Season, the band created by stars Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. An additional fun fact about the show’s run at the New York Theatre Workshop is that, during intermission, you can climb onto “Once’s” pub set and buy a drink from the bar. Fingers crossed that element of the musical transitions to the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre as well.
If you’re a fan of the music from the Broadway show in addition to the film’s soundtrack, you’re in luck. Broadway.com is reporting that “Once” will be getting an original cast recording that will be released on January 17 from Masterworks Broadway, a label of Sony Masterworks.
Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti currently star in the roles that Hansard and Irglova originated in the movie. The show was written by Enda Walsh, directed by John Tiffany and choreographed by Steven Hoggett. Tickets range from $59.50 to $226.50.