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You Can Celebrate Your Second Broadway Anniversary Only Once
March 17, 2014 - TheaterMania.com

The Broadway production of Once celebrates its second anniversary at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre today, March 18. Remember how it all started? Take a look back with TheaterMania: Flash back to the opening night of Once when it played off-Broadway's New York Theatre Workshop. Now check out the photos from the Broadway opening night.

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Five Burning Questions with ONCE Star
Paul Alexander Nolan
January 29, 2014 - BroadwayBox.com

Canadian stage star Paul Alexander Nolan returns to Broadway as Guy, the “broken hearted hoover fixer sucker guy” in the Tony-winning musical Once. Nolan made his debut in 2012 as the title character in Des McAnuff’s revival of Jesus Christ Superstar then teamed up with the Tony-winning director again for Tommy and the Flaming Lips musical Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. BroadwayBox caught up with the charming Once headliner to get the scoop on his breakup remedies, the sudden appearance of his middle name and more in this week’s Five Burning Questions.

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YOU could be in ONCE!

Come to one of our open calls in Boston and Toronto! We're looking for actor/singer/instrumentalists between the ages of 20 and 55 to star in upcoming productions of ONCE. Do you think you've got what it takes? CLICK HERE for information on the upcoming auditions.

TOUR REVIEW - Story, songs, and sincerity make ONCE a winner
January 9, 2014 - BostonGlobe.com

Within the space of a few bars of music, Once transports its audience to an intimate Dublin pub. It’s a kind of alchemy made even more potent because it happens without the slightest bit of artifice. One minute we’re in the Opera House, where the Tony Award-winning musical is playing through Jan. 19, and the next minute, with the house lights still up and audience members still mingling with the musicians onstage, a swirl of music sweeps us up into a simple, romantic tale of loneliness and hope.

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Paul Nolan Joins Broadway Cast of ONCE Dec. 17
December 17, 2013 - Playbill.com

Canadian actor Paul Nolan, who made his Main Stem debut in the 2012 revival of Jesus Christ Superstar, joins the Broadway cast of the Tony Award-winning musical Once Dec. 17 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

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TOUR REVIEW - ONCE makes magic with music and longing
December 2, 2013 - TheStar.com

If you want a perfect illustration of the magic that musical theatre at its best is capable of, then run, do not walk, to the Royal Alexandra Theatre where Once is now playing. This stunning production takes the hit 2007 indie film of the same name and, while honouring the intent of the original, breathes so much new life into it that you have to view it as a separate work of art in its own right.

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How Steven Hoggett finds the movement in every body
November 27, 2013 - TheGlobeAndMail.com

It was Black Watch, the National Theatre of Scotland’s hit about the experiences of a Scottish regiment in the Iraq War, that brought Steven Hoggett’s brand of physical theatre to worldwide attention. Since then, the British movement director has found surprise success on Broadway, earning kudos for the startlingly original ways he’s helped actors and dancers move their bodies in shows such as American Idiot, Peter and the Starcatcher and the upcoming Rocky: The Musical.

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TOUR REVIEW - Angels, muses and fathers deliver in lovely ONCE
October 10, 2013 - ChicagoTribune.com

"How's the heart?" says the Da of the Guy in Once, the exquisitely crafted, gorgeously resonant and wholly not-to-be-missed Broadway musical that has arrived in Chicago for just three weeks, its newly formed (as in, this is their second week out) first national touring company still flush with the thrill, and a little of the desirable terror, of new discovery.

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TOUR REVIEW - PPAC's ONCE will steal your heart
October 2, 2013 - ProvidenceJournal.com

There are some blockbuster shows opening at the Providence Performing Arts Center this fall. But the big winner might just be Once, the intimate, unassuming little musical that's guaranteed to steal your heart.

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ONCE's Arthur Davril on "Ask A Star"
September 23, 2013 - Broadway.com

From Doctor Who to Broadway’s Once, Arthur Darvill answers fan questions about singing in the streets, time travel in the TARDIS, and his idea for a David Bowie musical…set in space!

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Full Cast Revealed for ONCE National Tour
September 3, 2013 - CBSNews.com

The producers of Once, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Theater Album, have just announced casting for the first North American touring company. The tour opens at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI with performances beginning on October 1, 2013.

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Members of Once cast perform during GDNY
August 5, 2013 - Fox.com

Some of the stars of the Tony Award winning musical 'Once' are taking part in 'Broadway in Bryant Park' hosted by 106.7 Lite FM. The free performances are almost over for the summer, but GDNY viewers got a special look at one of the most popular musicals on the Great White Way on Tuesday.

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"Doctor Who" Star Arthur Darvill and Joanna Christie Will Make Music in Broadway's Once
April 22, 2013 - Playbill.com

"Doctor Who" star Arthur Darvill and Joanna Christie will take on the soulful leading roles in the Broadway production of the Tony Award-winning musical Once beginning April 23 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

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Glen Hansard: Once and always a street musician
March 17, 2013 - CBSNews.com

Glen Hansard has been a street musician since he was 13. He started playing Dublin street corners . . . just him and his guitar. "New York's a funny city to busk in because, you know, there so much noise," he told Mason. "It's everywhere. It's a really noisy town!"

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Once Cast Album Wins Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album
February 10, 2012 - Playbill.com

The Broadway cast recording of Once was named Best Musical Theater Album in the 2013 Grammy Awards on Feb. 10. The winner, among nominees that included Newsies, Follies, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess and Nice Work If You Can Get It, was revealed Sunday afternoon in the pre-telecast of the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.

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For a Broadway Fan, Once is Not Enough
February 8, 2013 - The New York Times

Aimee Kislin wears two guitar picks around her neck from her two great loves.  The black one with the worn-off lettering was a souvenir from American Idiot, the Broadway musical she said she attended nearly 146 times before it closed in 2011 after a 13-month run. The newer, orange pick was used onstage in Once, another Broadway musical, now in its 12th month at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater. Ms. Kislin, 30, has seen it 95 times.

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Top 10 of 2012
December 13, 2012 - The New York Times

Boy meets girl, boy loses girl — you know the drill. But this Tony-winning production, based on a cult movie (yes, on rare occasion such transformations work), turned song and dance into a beguilingly off-center, introspective elegy for a love that got away.

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ONCE nominated for the 2013 GRAMMY® Award for Best Musical Theater Album
December 5, 2012 – BroadwayWorld.com

Nominations for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards were announced tonight by The Recording Academy and reflected an eclectic mix of the best and brightest in music over the past year, as determined by the voting members of The Academy. Scroll below to see the nominees for Best Musical Theater Album!

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ONCE Performs on CBS Thanksgiving Day Parade Broadcast
November 12, 2012 - Broadway.com

The Broadway casts of Once and Newsies performed on CBS’ Thanksgiving Day Parade, which aired live on November 22.

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Cristin Milioti Chats ONCE on NBC's 4 NEW YORK
August 20, 2012 - BroadwayWorld.com

Tony-nominated actress Cristin Milioti,  who plays the role of 'Girl' in the musical ONCE appeared on NBC 4 NEW YORK yesterday to talk about the hit Broadway show. Milioti shared her belief that it is the play's honesty which has created such a strong response from audiences. "It's not a fairytale," explains the actress, "that makes it very relatable."

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Broadway’s Once is an Official Hit!  Recoups in Just 6 Months.
August 13, 2012 - The New York Times

The Tony Award-winning musical Once has recouped its $5.5 million capitalization costs on Broadway in less than six months, the producers announced on Monday, becoming one of the few shows to turn a profit and doing so faster than most.

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Photos: Broadway's Once Cast Rocks Out at Ars Nova Benefit Concert
August 8, 2012 - Playbill.com

The cast of the Tony Award-winning musical Once appear in an Aug. 6 benefit concert at Ars Nova to celebrate the organization's 54/10 Music Marathon. The 7 PM concert promised audiences the chance to hear covers and original songs by the cast of Once, all of whom play instruments in the Tony-winning musical.

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Once Performs on "America's Got Talent"
July 25, 2012 - NBC

The cast of the Tony-winning Broadway musical Once takes the AGT stage to offer up a sampling of their amazing Broadway show.

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Local Violinist Gets a Break
July 13, 2012 - NBC NY

Elizabeth Davis has been playing the violin since she was a kid. Today, she still plays her grandmother's gift, a 19th century violin on stage every night during her Tony nominated performance in the musical, Once. Her violin has been taking a beating so Elizabeth picked out a new violin for her performances.

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Once Stars Explain Musical's Bittersweet Ending
July 12, 2012 - CBS Good This Morning

Spoiler alert - the stars of Broadway's Once appreciate the fact that the Tony Award winning musical doesn't have a Hollywood happy ending.

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Photo Exclusive! Get a Glimpse Behind the Scenes of Tony-Winning Musical Once
July 3, 2012 - Broadway.com

Once's tightknit cast recently invited Broadway.com photographer Jenny Anderson through the stage door of Broadway’s Jacobs Theatre to capture some behind-the-scenes action. Click below to spend an evening backstage with Kazee, Milioti and the wonderful cast of Once.

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Steve Kazee, Once's Tony-Winning Troubadour, Finds Harmony in Dream Role
June 28, 2012 - Playbill.com

Tony-winning Once star Steve Kazee traces his theatrical passion back to seeing Rent — twice. Read more about Kazee and the new musical that is "the most perfect thing" he's ever worked on.

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Tuesday Matinee: Tony Winner Steve Kazee
June 19, 2012 - NBC NY

Steve Kazee stops by to talk about his emotional Tony win and his starring role in the hit musical Once.

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National Theatre of Scotland Director John Tiffany Lands Theatre World's Most Prestigious Award
June 12, 2012 - The Daily Record

National Theatre of Scotland director John Tiffany scooped the theatre world’s equivalent of an Oscar then vowed: “I won’t let it change me”.

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Tony Winner Steve Kazee on How He Almost Passed on Once
June 12, 2012 - Broadwayworld.com

Steve Kazeeis this year's recipient of the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role of a Musical for Once.  In his emotional post-Tony interview, Kazee shares his reasons for almost passing on what has become the opportunity of a lifetime and why this recognition is truely icing on a very bittersweet cake.

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Getting Ready for the 2012 Tony Awards: Cristin Milioti
June 11, 2012 - Vogue

Sunday evening—the 66th Annual Tony Awards—was a very, very big night. The ceremony, which was held at New York’s Beacon Theatre, was especially exciting for the actors and actresses who make up some of the season’s most memorable productions, including Cristin Milioti (Once).

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Six Things We Love About Tony Winner Steve Kazee
June 11, 2012 - Entertainment Weekly

Once was the big winner at last night’s Tony Awards, but the buzz on Broadway this morning is all about Steve Kazee, the talented strummer behind the movie-turned-musical — and the newly minted Tony winner for Best Leading Actor in a Musical.

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Watch Once's Tony Acceptance Speeches!
June 11, 2012 - Tony Awards

Click below to view the Tony Award acceptance speeches:

BEST MUSICAL
ENDA WALSH
STEVE KAZEE
BOB CROWLEY
NATASHA KATZ
CLIVE GOODWIN
JOHN TIFFANY
MARTIN LOWE

Once Wins 8 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL!
June 11, 2012 - Broadwayworld.com

Once wins 8 Tony Awards including:

BEST MUSICAL
BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL - Enda Walsh
BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL - Steve Kazee
BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A MUSICAL - Bob Crowley
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL - Natasha Katz
BEST SOUND DESIGN IN A MUSICAL - Clive Goodwin
BEST DIRECTION - John Tiffany
BEST ORCHESTRATIONS - Martin Lowe

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Tony Awards: Once Stars Steve Kazee and Glen Hansard on the Show’s Success
June 10, 2012 - Newsweek

With 11 nods, the musical is a favorite at tonight’s Tonys. Ramin Setoodeh moderates a talk between its star and his film predecessor on the show’s surprising success—and healing powers.

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Once Brings Out the Music Man in 2012 Tony Nominee Steve Kazee
June 7, 2012 - Playbill.com

For Tony Award-nominated leading man Steve Kazee, making music as the lovelorn "Guy" in Once is a synthesis of three passions. "I cried," Kazee says of the first time the entire cast of actor-musicians sat down to play "Falling Slowly," the hit song from Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová's score. "When the strings came in at the very beginning, I just got weepy. Even last night, during the final 'Falling Slowly,' I just got really choked up."

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Cristin Milioti On 'Once,' '30 Rock' And Learning Piano In 10 Days
June 6, 2012 - The Huffington Post

When Cristin Milioti arrived at her final audition for the musical "Once," her palms were slick with sweat, and she felt like she was going to pass out. These were no ordinary audition nerves, though. In fact, Milioti, then 24, was already the hands-on favorite of the director, John Tiffany, who'd been blown away by her acting in an earlier meeting.

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The New York Time: In Performance
June 6, 2012 - The New York Times

A selection of Tony Award nominees perform songs and scenes from this year’s shows. Click on Cristin Milioti to watch her video.

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BWW TV Special: Elizabeth A. Davis on the Beautiful Gift That is ONCE!
June 5, 2012 - BroadwayWorld.com

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tony Brunch. Today we bring you Elizabeth A. Davis, nominee for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Once.

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Interview with Steve Kazee
June 5, 2012 - CBS New York

Dana Tyler, At The Tonys: "Steve came to the Tony nominees' event early and was my first interview, so I didn't feel the need to rush. It was nice to have time to hear how Once lets him use all of his talents."

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‘Lilly’ Awards Given to Milioti and More
June 4, 2012 - The New York Times

An organization that honors women working in the theater will present the third annual Lilly Awards on Monday evening to nine recipients, including the 2012 Tony-nominated actress Cristin Milioti.

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WINNER! BEST MUSICAL: Drama Desk Award
June 3, 2012 - Theatermania.com

Once received 4 Drama Desk Awards:
BEST MUSICAL
BEST DIRECTOR - John Tiffany
BEST LYRICS - Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová
BEST ORCHESTRATION - Martin Lowe


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Once Nominee Elizabeth A. Davis on Her Texas Roots, Passion Projects and Taking Project Runway to the Tony Awards
May 31, 2012 - Broadway.com

Jill of All Trades: In many ways, Elizabeth A. Davis has been preparing for her multi-faceted role in Once her whole life. Growing up in the Texas panhandle town of Channing (“I think the population sign now says 363”), she did absolutely everything.

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Once: In Studio
May 25, 2012 - WNYC

In 2006, the low-budget indie film Once – starring The Frames lead singer Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova – was a surprise success, even picking up the Oscar in 2007 for Best Original Song. Now, the film has been adapted for Broadway - and once again, it’s a hit. The show received 11 Tony nominations earlier this month, and today, we’re joined by some of the cast for a live performance.
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See Steve Kazee, Cristin Milioti & the Cast of Once Take The View by Storm
May 17, 2012 - Broadway.com

The studio audience of The View was in for a Broadway treat on May 17, when the cast of the Tony-nominated musical Once stopped by to share some of their show’s signature tunes.

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A Role That Cuts Close to His Heart
May 16, 2012 - The New York Times

In January this 36-year-old actor finished an acclaimed Off Broadway run of the new musical Once, playing a bereft Dublin guitarist who falls for a Czech pianist. Now the show is on Broadway, and he has just received his first nomination for a best actor Tony Award.

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From an Irish Pub To a Scottish King
May 14, 2012 - The Wall Street Journal

John Tiffany likes to keep it fresh. In his current Broadway musical, Once, audience members can climb onto the stage between acts for a drink on the Irish-pub set. But for his next project, a one-man version of Macbeth, star Alan Cumming will be (nearly) the only person allowed on the stage.

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Adorkable Hot Shot! New Girl Star Zooey Deschanel Drops in on Tony-Nominated Musical Once
May 14, 2012 - Broadway.com

Who’s that girl? It’s Zooey Deschanel at Once! The New Girl star spent a night at the theater on May 12, when she took a seat at the Jacobs Theatre to see the Tony-nominated musical. Deschanel, who will soon star in Broadway musical Coal Miner’s Daughter, had a ball watching this cast of actor-musicians tell their bittersweet story, then went backstage for a photo with stars Steve Kazee, Cristin Milioti and the entire talented company.

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WINNER! BEST MUSICAL: Outer Critics Circle, New York Drama Critics’ Circle
May 14, 2012 - The New York Times

Outer Critics Circle Awards:
BEST MUSICAL
BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL - Enda Walsh
BEST DIRECTION - John Tiffany

New York Drama Critics' Circle Award:
BEST MUSICAL


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Once Star Elizabeth A. Davis Celebrates Tony Nod
May 10, 2012 - The Wall Street Journal

After years of toil in regional theater and off-Broadway, Elizabeth A. Davis made her Broadway debut in March in the hit musical Once and promptly earned her first Tony Award nomination.

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Once Will Hit the Road
May 7, 2012 - Variety

Much-nommed Broadway musical Once has already laid the groundwork for a national tour, with producers planning to send out a road production in summer 2013.

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How Once Renewed 2012 Tony Nominee Enda Walsh's Faith in Theatre
May 6, 2012 - Playbill.com

When Once librettist Enda Walsh was asked to adapt the indie film for the musical stage, he was skeptical of the venture. Flash forward to 2012, and the musical is nominated for 11 Tony Awards, including one for his script.

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Tony-nominated Clive Goodwin on Once
May 5, 2012 - The Boston Globe

The resident sound designer at the American Repertory Theater since 2009, the Arlington resident and native Briton got his first Tony Award nomination this week — one of 11 nods to the musical Once. A stage adaptation of John Carney’s Irish movie of the same name, Once was workshopped at the ART last season before opening in New York.

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Catching Up With the Tony Nominee
May 4, 2012 - The Wall Street Journal

For Once, while it’s adapted from the film, Enda Walsh knew he had to change a lot, but wanted to keep it delicate too. He focused on creating an ensemble piece, and to let the 13 individuals tell the story.

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Q&A: Once the Musical's Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti
May 4, 2012 - NYCGO.com

We talked to Kazee (an Upper West Sider) and Milioti (a Bushwick resident) about what it's like to star in a hit show, the transition from Off-Broadway to the Great White Way, and where you can spot them around New York City when they're not onstage.

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There Once Was a Girl
May 2, 2012 - The Wall Street Journal

When Cristin Milioti was a kid, her parents thought that playing the piano would be a nice, useful skill for her. Young Cristin begged to differ. "I was, like, 'nuh uh,'" she recalled. "The teacher had a sticker reward system. I wanted those stickers really bad but didn't care about the lessons." Ms. Milioti, 26, has ample cause to regret such youthful folly now that she's starring in the acclaimed Broadway adaptation of the 2006 movie Once.

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Adapting Once: Like 'Catching a Butterfly'
May 1, 2012 - Associated Press

"Once" began as a whimsical little film, an unlikely love story that was charming enough to become an unlikely cult classic and even unlikelier Oscar-winner for its hypnotic love song, "Falling Slowly." The next transformation was even more, well, unlikely: beloved indie film to Broadway musical, now the top-nominated show of this year's Tonys, with 11 nods.

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Once Star Cristin Milioti on Bringing the Movie to the Stage
May 1, 2012 - Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone caught up with Milioti before the Tony Award nominations were announced to discuss the show, the advice she received from Irglová and her guest-starring role on a memorable episode of 30 Rock.

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Once Nominated for 11 Tony Nominations
May 01, 2012 - Playbill.com

BEST MUSICAL
BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL - Enda Walsh
BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL - Steve Kazee
BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL - Cristin Milioti
BEST ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL - Elizabeth A. Davis
BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A MUSICAL - Bob Crowley
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL - Natasha Katz
BEST SOUND DESIGN IN A MUSICAL - Clive Goodwin
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY - Steven Hoggett
BEST DIRECTION - John Tiffany
BEST ORCHESTRATIONS - Martin Lowe

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Once Nominated for 5 Drama Desk Awards
April 29, 2012 - Playbill.com

BEST MUSICAL
BEST DIRECTOR - John Tiffany
BEST MUSIC - Glen Hansard and Marketa lrglova
BEST LYRICS - Glen Hansard and Marketa lrglova
BEST SOUND DESIGN IN A MUSICAL - Clive Goodwin

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Once Nominated for 3 Drama League Awards
April 24, 2012 - BroadwayWorld.com

BEST MUSICAL
BEST PERFORMANCE: Steve Kazee
BEST PERFORMANCE: Cristin Milioti

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A Song in Their Hearts, but Not Love
April 23, 2012 - The Wall Street Journal

Each week in Curtain Raisers, we invite a local theater artist to attend a show of his or her choosing and discuss the results. Recently, the actress Sutton Foster opted to see Once. See what she has to say!

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Once Nominated for 7 Outer Critics Circle Awards
April 23, 2012 - Broadway.com

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL
OUTSTANDING BOOK OF A MUSICAL
OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL - John Tiffany
OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHER - Steven Hoggett
OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN - Bob Crowley
OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL - Steve Kazee
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL - Cristin Milioti

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With Move from Screen to Stage, Once Has Second Life
April 13, 2012 - NBC New York

Once found a second life last year on stage with the New York Theater Workshop, and after a run in the East Village, it opened last month at the Bernard Jacobs Theater, with telegenic actors Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti in the leads. NBC4NY caught up with Kazee, who explained why a city as receptive to the arts as New York is a tough place to be a street musician.

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Broadway Cast Belts Out 'Falling Slowly' on TODAY
April 6, 2012 - "The Today Show"

Cast members perform on TODAY for Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb.

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Once Cast Performs 'Falling Slowly' on THE LATE SHOW!
March 30, 2012 - BroadwayWorld.com

The cast of Once, the critically acclaimed new musical based on the 2007 Academy Award-winning film, appeared on "Late Show with David Letterman" last night, March 29, where Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti performed 'Falling Slowly.' Check out the performance below!

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Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti of Once
March 21, 2012 - Time Out New York

The stars of the indie-film–based musical dish about their secret cover-band past and Brooklyn bars.

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Making It Big: Once Arrives on Broadway
March 19, 2012 - Vogue

Once, the intimate production beloved for its small moments, had a big moment last night, opening on Broadway just three months after its resounding premiere at the New York Theatre Workshop. Nothing is lost in the larger production, which woos its audience through a heartfelt unfolding of quietly felt scenes and acoustic music.

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Once Review
March 18, 2012 - The New York Times

On Broadway - at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater to be exact, where Once opened on Sunday night - what is essentially the same production feels as vital and surprising as the early spring that has crept up on Manhattan. In its new incarnation this musical reveals itself to be a show that was always meant for a brighter limelight and a bigger stage.

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Once Review
March 18, 2012 - Theatremania.com

After its much heralded arrival off-Broadway in December, the new musical Once has opened at Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. And though the show, based on Jim Carney's hit indie film from 2007 which boasts award-winning songs by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, has moved into a grander and more capacious uptown setting, it has beautifully retained its power to move audiences.

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Once Hoists a Happy Beer on Broadway
March 18, 2012 - Bloomberg News

Brimming with charm, Once has made a smooth transition from downtown to Times Square. The spell takes hold right away.

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Theater Review: Once
March 18, 2012 - NY Daily News

The wonderful musical Once is the sweetest and most romantic show on Broadway and proves that not all love stories lead to the bedroom. Drawn from John Carney's 2006 indie film and seen last winter at New York Theatre Workshop, it opened Sunday at the Jacobs Theatre with every note, gesture and bit of magic intact.

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Onstage, Gorgeous Once Has a Heart All its Own
March 18, 2012 - Chicago Tribune

There are plenty of romantic Broadway musicals. But Once, the gorgeously crafted and intensely moving new show that opened on Broadway on Sunday night after a seamless transition from downtown to the main stem, is part of a much smaller and more rarefied group: musicals that are actually wise - even when that means being counterintuitive - about the joys and anguish of life and love, and that send the viewer's mind spinning with ideas, feelings and maybe even a few changes in personal priorities. Once does all that. Several times over.

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It’s Dublin Your Pleasure
March 18, 2012 - The New York Post

The new Broadway musical Once doesn't have a swinging chandelier, tap-dancing showgirls or brand-name stars. There's only one set - and it doesn't levitate. The show wins its standing ovations the old-fashioned way: with a love story, great songs, compelling characters and inventive stagecraft.

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Once Review
March 18, 2012 - Variety

Having won the hearts of movie audiences in 2007, Once has been creatively expanded and adapted for the stage with terrific results. Once may not be enough for this impeccably made show.

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Once Enchants in Screen-to-Stage Move
March 18, 2012 - Newsday

It is hard not to oversell the wonderful strangeness of Once, the enchanting little musical that moved to Broadway after a winter run at the New York Theatre Workshop. The show, an expansion of the 2006 indie film that won an Oscar for best song, is not strange in its plot (a heart-tugging romance) or its setting (a tavern in Ireland) or its party-theater desire to draw audiences onstage (before curtain and at intermission) for a drink or a dance. What's strange is the big-time boldness of its small-scale originality.

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NY Review: Once
March 18, 2012 - Backstage.com

The musical maintains its warm and enveloping embrace as well as the quiet power to move and entrance. Add Natasha Katz's sensitive lighting and Clive Goodwin's pitch-perfect sound design and the result is an unforgettable valentine of a show that you'll likely want to take in more than once.

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AP Review: Musical of Once is 'irresistible'
March 18, 2012 - Associated Press

Pure, moving and inventive - these are the foundations of the irresistible production that opened Sunday, and it is a study in how to beautifully adapt a movie to the stage.

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Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb Fall in Love with Once on the Today Show
March 15, 2012 - "The Today Show"

TODAY'S Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb talk about the new Broadway musical Once, based on the 2006 film of the same name, and explain why it is one of the best plays they've seen recently.

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Wispy Once Makes Unlikely Transition to Broadway
March 14, 2012 - The LA Times

That ability to elicit an emotional reaction is the strength — and, producers hope, the saving grace — of Once, a modest Irish movie that has made an unlikely odyssey from the Sundance Film Festival to a Broadway stage.

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The Musical of Once Lures Back a Lost Stage Star
March 13, 2012 - The Huffington Post

"I've had some ups and down on Broadway, and I had sort of sworn it off and moved to L.A. and said I was sort of done with this side of the business for a little while. It just wasn't for me," he says. Kazee swore he'd return only with something good. Now he thinks he's found it: This month, he's helping bring a stage adaptation of the indie film Once to Broadway. "It's hard to believe it's actually happening. I question reality quite a bit," he says.

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Spring Spotting - Steve Kazee Is on the Dots
March 6, 2012 - NYTimes Style

Steve Kazee, an actor from Kentucky, was more than a bit hesitant to sport spots: “It’s not really what I would go out and get on my own,” he confessed while gearing up to wear trend-centric polka dots for T’s photo shoot. “But it looks cool. I’d talk to Tom Ford about an opening-night outfit.” That outfit Kazee is referring to would be for the spotlight he’ll soon be in again as the star of Once, the little musical with the big heart.

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Once Star Cristin Milioti on Being on ‘Cloud Nine’ with Tina Fey & the Power of Not Kissing Steve Kazee
March 5, 2012 - Broadway.com

With her slight frame and enormous doe eyes, Cristin Milioti could easily have gone the ingénue route, but the actress had a different plan for her theatrical career. Broadway.com caught up with Milioti, who chatted about brushing up her piano skills, balancing her dark theater resume with comedy on 30 Rock and creating sexual tension with Steve Kazee.

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Guitar Hero: Backstage at Once with Steve Kazee Episode 1
March 2, 2012 - Broadway.com

“Say ‘Hi, Broadway.com!’” Steve Kazee sure knows how to get things started right. In the first installment of his brand new Broadway.com video blog Guitar Hero, the Once star gets vlogging with a slice of life backstage at the Jacobs Theatre.

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Cristin Milioti Leads the Musical Once to Broadway
March 1, 2012 - BlackBook

Cristin Milioti shares all -- what's fresh about the adaptation, her fears about moving to Broadway -- and what continuously keeps people coming to see the show, more than once.

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Play On! An Exclusive Preview of Once on Broadway
February 20, 2012 - Vogue

Once keeps going. Begun as a film in 2006, the made-on-a-shoestring Dublin-based love story between an Irish busker and a Czech-born classical pianist was—after long ticket lines and an Oscar for Best Original Song (“Falling Slowly”)—reborn as a concert tour by the film’s costars (and real-life couple), Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, who then broke up, as noted in the subsequent documentary The Swell Season.

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BWW TV: Broadway's ONCE Meets the Press! (TV Content)
February 20, 2012 - BroadwayWorld.com

Today, the company of ONCE met the press and BroadwayWorld was there to chat with the team!

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Steve Kazee Performs "Gold" from the Musical Once
February 19, 2012 - Vogue

Steve Kazee, who plays the lead role in Once, sings a song from the Broadway musical.

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Once comes to Broadway (with even more Swell Season tunes) -- EXCLUSIVE CLIPS
February 15, 2012 - Entertainment Weekly

Watch stars Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti sing "Falling Slowly"

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Up on the marquee: Once!
January 24, 2012 - BroadwayWorld.com

Get a first look at the new marquee on the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

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See Steve Kazee, Cristin Milioti & the actor-musicians of Once in the recording studio
January 17, 2012 - Broadway.com

Shortly after wrapping up their off-Broadway run at New York Theatre Workshop, the cast of Once made a stop at a recording studio on their way to Broadway.

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Broadway-bound Once gets a cast album, to be recorded Jan. 17
January 9, 2012 - Playbill.com

The current off-Broadway company of the new musical Once will record a cast album of the unique ensemble-driven show based on the hit indie film.

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Cleverest list of theatrical moments
December 22, 2011 - The New York Times

The New York Times names Once's "If You Want Me" the Most Riveting Musical Number Arriving on Broadway.

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Even before off-Broadway opening, Once announces a move to Broadway
December 6, 2011 - The New York Times

Just as the musical Once was about to open at New York Theatre Workshop Tuesday night, the show’s commercial producers announced that it would go directly to Broadway after the off-Broadway run. Based on the 2007 movie of the same name, Once will begin previews at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on Feb. 28, with opening night set for March 18.

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Once the musical brings audiences, and drinks, into the action
December 6, 2011 - The Wall Street Journal

Used to be, you couldn't take your drink to your seats at the theater. At Once, the musical based on the 2008 film which opens Tuesday night at New York Theatre Workshop, not only can you take your drink to your seat, it's for sale onstage before the show and during intermission. And there's not just entrance music, there's an entrance jam going on as the audience enters.

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Broadway-aimed Once, the musical that has crowds "Falling Slowly," opens in NYC
December 6, 2011 - Playbill.com

The East Village stage of New York Theatre Workshop, where Rent was born, has taken the form of a Dublin pub – complete with booze bottles, smoky mirrors and sepia-glowing incandescent bulbs – for the Manhattan premiere of the Irish-pop and folk-infused musical Once, inspired by the hit indie film. Opening night is Dec. 6, following previews that began Nov. 15.

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Once And Again: A Love Story Gets A Second Life
December 6, 2011 - NPR.org

Once, the much-loved 2007 Irish indie, was kind of the little movie musical that could. Made on a shoestring budget in Dublin, it starred songwriters Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova as thinly veiled versions of themselves, and it was as much about the love of making music as it was about the budding but unfulfilled love between the two central characters.

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Photo Flash: First Look at New York Theatre Workshop's Once!
December 2, 2011 - BroadwayWorld.com

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) presents the world premiere of the new musical Once, which is based on the Academy Award ® -winning film. Once began previews Tuesday, November 15 and opens Tuesday, December 6 at New York Theatre Workshop, 79 East 4 Street, between Bowery and Second Avenue.

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A Second Arrival for Once
December 1, 2011 - The New York Times

While preparing for the lead role of Girl in the new off-Broadway musical Once, Cristin Milioti made a choice common among performers in screen-to-stage adaptations: She avoided watching the original film, a 2006 indie romance from Ireland that won an Academy Award for the song "Falling Slowly." Her concern was that she might slip into mimicking Markéta Irglová, the spirited young Czech musician who became a fan favorite as Girl in the movie.

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What to See in New York This Fall, Part 2: Musicals
November 11, 2011 - Vogue

Surprising sincerity and sweetness, two qualities that you'll find in spades in Once, the stage adaptation of the 2006 indie hit about a lovelorn Dublin street musician and a lissome Czech immigrant that included the Academy Award–winning hit "Falling Slowly."

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