The ‘Once’ Broadway production is a musical satire inspired from the 2006 movie of the same name. The show is accompanied by a book originally written by Enda Walsh, most songs of the musical are possessed by Glen Hansard and Marketa Iglova’s writings, including the Academy award-winning song “Falling Slowly”. Before the production officially moved to Broadway in the year 2012, it was first premiered at the New York Theater Workshop in 2011.
Over the years of bringing the beauty of music on Broadway, the musical production compiled a total of eleven Tony Nominations and won eight awards, including the Best Actor award, the Best Book award and the Best Musical award. The show also achieved the 2012 Drama Desk Award becoming the Outstanding Musical of the year and the 2013 for the Best Musical Theater Album.
After acquiring many accomplishments in the Broadway industry, the musical show has generated a London production associated with a US tour, which ran from October 1, 2013 until September 2014. The complete casting of the musical production also works as the show’s orchestra, they simply appear to the side of the stage and sit down. Also, a minimalist setting is applied, including the center bar with chairs layering the stage on the left and right areas.
The original casts of the musical production always appears to be extremely exciting on stage, the casting includes Steve Kazee, Elizabeth Davis, Cristin Millioti, David Abeles, Will Connolly, Anne L. Nathan, Andy Taylor, Erikka Walsh, Lucas Papaelias, Paul Whitty and J. Michael Zygo, the musical had cast replacements, featuring Paul Alexander Nolan, Arthur Darvill and Joanna Cristie.
The musical numbers of the production have two divisions, the Act 1 and the Act 2, both numbers are originally written by Marketa Iglova and Glen Hansard. The musical numbers include various songs such as The North Stand, The Moon, The Hill, Sleeping, Falling Slowly, Gold and more.