Stage adaptation of 'Once' headed to NYC
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Published: 6/8/2011 6:15 PM
Print this article The small-budget musical "Once" was a surprise hit in 2006, and is now headed to the . The New York Times reports that an off-Broadway version of the Oscar winner will open downtown later this year, with a Broadway opening possible further on down the road.
The movie, which was shot for less than $200,000, stars Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, who make up the rock duo The Swell Season in real life. Led by their two emotional performances, the film went on to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song for the tune "Falling Slowly." The production already had a small, yet successful, run in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
“Our team led by John Tiffany found that we could tell a story that still honored the film but was also very distinct and enriched, as a stage musical, in ways that films aren’t,” lead producer John Hart told the Times.
Moviegoers who enjoyed "Once" may want to check out other musicals as well. Films such as "Moulin Rouge!" and "Across the Universe" are both great picks.
Once Includes Spa Cash Promotion DVD$7.99
Across the Universe Single Disc Version DVD$4.99
Moulin Rouge Blu-ray Disc$12.99
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