Smash-hit and emotionally captivating musical ONCE is brought to the Broadway stage in this Tony Award-winning show.
This captivating, emotional show is set in modern day Dublin and is the romantic love story of an Irish singer and songwriter and a Czech immigrant, all set in a Dublin pub.
The show features its signature love song, “Falling Slowly” – which won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová – and a score full of great, original songs.
Directed by John Tiffany, this breathtakingly theatrical production is a floor-stomping joy of a show that engages the audience from the very start.
Based on the much-loved movie, ONCE draws you in and never lets you go…
Guy is a depressed Irish musician nursing a broken heart, who meets Girl, a precocious Czech piano player in a complicated relationship. The two meet in a Dublin bar where Guy sings his songs. Bemused by his hangdog heartache and melancholy songwriting, Girl presses Guy to collaborate. He agrees, and the mismatched pair goes about forming a ramshackle band out of acquaintances from the local pub and nearby apartment complex before heading to the recording studio. As Guy and Girl literally start to make beautiful music together, their quiet chemistry forces them to question what – and who – they really want.
The only show on Broadway to have music that has won an Academy Award, Grammy Award, Olivier Award AND Tony Award.
“ONCE uses song and dance in a way I’ve never experienced in an American musical” – The New York Times
“Transporting! ONCE is the most romantic show on Broadway. It speaks volumes about the power of music and connect” – Daily News
“A gem of a show” – New York Post
“ONCE is unusually fun and heartfelt musical theatre. The cast is on fire!” – The New Yorker
“Unbridled joy!” – Vogue
“Wonderful music! Raw and real and better than anything you’re likely to hear in the theater all season” – TIME
“Original and emotionally exhilarating” The Washington Post
“Glorious and inspiring” – Time Out New York