Broadway musical Once to make its West End debut at the Phoenix Theatre this March.
It was the surprise hit at this year’s Tony Awards, sweeping up 8 gongs including Best Musical. And now the Broadway production of Once, based on the movie, will open in the West End this Spring.
John Tiffany’s production will open at the Phoenix Theatre on 16 March 2013, produced by Bond movie producer Barbara Broccoli amongst others.
The show will make a stop at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin from 22 February until the 9 March 2013 en route to the West End.
The show has a book by Irish playwright and screenwriter Enda Walsh, with music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová based on the movie written and directed by John Carney. Set and costumes will be by Bob Crowley, lighting by Natasha Katz, sound by Clive Goodwin, musical supervision and orchestrations by Martin Lowe and movement by Steven Hoggett.
Casting is still under way for the show.
Once is billed as a celebration of love, friendship and music and charts an Irish busker who meets a young Czech mother through their shared love of music. Their songwriting sparks a deep connection and a tender, unexpected romance.