Tony Award-winning musical Once has found a home for its London premiere, according to The Daily Mail. The intimate musical will begin performances in March at the West End's Phoenix Theatre. The theater currently houses the long-running musical Blood Brothers, which ends its run on October 27 after a 24-year run. No casting has been announced at this time.
Helmed by John Tiffany, Once features a book by Enda Walsh, with music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. Set in Dublin, Once is the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant who are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration evolves into a powerful and complicated love story. Once is based on the Academy Award-winning film of the same name, and originally opened at off-Broadway’s New York Theatre Workship in 2011.
The Broadway cast of Once includes Tony winner Steve Kazee, Tony nominee Cristin Milioti, Tony nominee Elizabeth A. Davis, David Abeles, Will Connolly, David Patrick Kelly, Eliza Holland Madore, Anne L. Nathan, Lucas Papaelias, Ripley Sobo, Andy Taylor, Erikka Walsh, Paul Whitty and J. Michael Zygo.