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They've Still Got Time: Tony-Winning Musical Once Sets Broadway Closing Date

They've Still Got Time: Tony-Winning Musical Once Sets Broadway Closing Date

After over two years, it’s time to shut the piano fall board and put the guitar in its case. The Tony-winning Broadway musical Once will raise its hopeful voice for one final time on January 4, 2015. At the time of closing, the tuner will have played 22 preview performances and 1,167 regular performances since it began on February ...

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Jessie Fisher on Her Chemistry Geek Past, Her New Bling & Going From Standby to Star in Once

Jessie Fisher on Her Chemistry Geek Past, Her New Bling & Going From Standby to Star in Once

Age: 32

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Current Role: After making her Broadway debut as a standby, Fisher officially took over the role of piano-playing Czech immigrant Girl in Once full-time beginning June 17.

Stage & Screen Cred: A Jeff Award-winning performance as the Emcee in the Hypocrites production of Cabaret; The Pride and Of Mice and Men at Steppenwolf Theatre Company ...

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Stepping Up to the Piano: Jessie Fisher is the New ‘Girl’ of Once

Stepping Up to the Piano: Jessie Fisher is the New ‘Girl’ of Once

Jessie Fisher goes from Broadway standby to leading lady when she assumes the role of Girl in Once beginning June 17. She steps in full time for Joanna Christie, who played her final performance on June 15. Fisher stars opposite Paul Alexander Nolan as Guy.

Fisher makes her Broadway debut with Once. She has previously worked in Chicago with Steppenwolf ...

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New ‘Girl’ in Town: Jessie Fisher to Go from Standby to Leading Lady of Broadway’s Once

New ‘Girl’ in Town: Jessie Fisher to Go from Standby to Leading Lady of Broadway’s Once

Jessie Fisher will raise her hopeful voice on June 17 when she assumes the role of Girl in the Broadway production of Once. Fisher currently serves as the stand-by for the role, which she will assume full-time after Joanna Christie plays her final performance on June 15. Paul Alexander Nolan will continue to star as Guy.

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Once's Carlos Valdes Goes From Broadway Ensemble to Superhero in The Flash

Once's Carlos Valdes Goes From Broadway Ensemble to Superhero in The Flash

Wipes out scum in seconds! Once’s Carlos Valdes has been cast in the forthcoming The Flash pilot for The CW. According to VarietyValdes is set to play mechanical engineering genius Cisco Ramon AKA Vibe in the potential superhero series.

Joining Valdes in the Arrow spinoff is fellow Broadway alum Jesse L. Martin as Detective West, Grant Gustin ...

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Paul Alexander Nolan on Being Scared to Tackle Guy in Once and Becoming a Goofy Sock Connoisseur

Paul Alexander Nolan on Being Scared to Tackle Guy in Once and Becoming a Goofy Sock Connoisseur

Paul Alexander Nolan is back on Broadway in his first leading role since wowing audiences as the titular savior in 2012's Jesus Christ Superstar. Fresh off his sixth season at the Stratford Festival, where recent roles included Cousin Kevin in The Who’s Tommy and Fyedka in Fiddler on the Roof, the Canadian-born actor is now headlining the Tony-winning musical Once ...

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Get a First Look at Paul Alexander Nolan as Broadway’s Romantic New Guy in Once

Get a First Look at Paul Alexander Nolan as Broadway’s Romantic New Guy in Once
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Jesus Christ Superstar alum Paul Alexander Nolan is about to show off his romantic side (and his guitar-playing skills!) as Guy in the Tony-winning musical Once, and before he begins performances, we’ve got a first look at the star back on the Great White Way. Nolan joins current cast members Joanna Christie as Girl, Anne L. Nathan as Baruska, Katrina ...

Paul Nolan to Busk on Broadway as Guy in Once

Paul Nolan to Busk on Broadway as Guy in Once

Watch out, Broadway, there’s a new Guy in town! Jesus Christ Superstar alum Paul Nolan will assume the role of heartbroken street performer and vacuum cleaner repairman Guy in the Tony-winning musical Once beginning December 17. Doctor Who star Arthur Darvill, currently appearing as Guy, will play his final performance December 15. Once is currently playing at the Bernard B ...

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Once’s Arthur Darvill on Taxidermy Dreams, TARDIS Travel, British Munchies and Feeling Like a Ghostbuster

Once’s Arthur Darvill on Taxidermy Dreams, TARDIS Travel, British Munchies and Feeling Like a Ghostbuster

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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Squigs Sketches Once’s Sensational New Stars Arthur Darvill and Joanna Christie

Squigs Sketches Once’s Sensational New Stars Arthur Darvill and Joanna Christie

Last spring, the crowd-pleasing, Tony-winning musical Once welcomed a pair of new headliners: Arthur Darvill and Joanna Christie are delivering two of Broadway’s most genuine and heartfelt performances as a pair of would-be lovers who meet at a Dublin pub. Broadway.com’s resident sketch artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson offers up his own take on Darvill and Christie as Once ...

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Once and Doctor Who Star Arthur Darvill Is Taking Your Questions!

Once and Doctor Who Star Arthur Darvill Is Taking Your Questions!

Arthur Darvill is going from the Irish pub of Once to Broadway.com’s illustrious Ask a Star couch! Find out what Darvill loves about playing down-on his-luck-guitarist Guy in the hit Broadway musical, what it was like performing at the Tony Awards, his favorite pint to order at pub or his most cherished memory from his time on the hit ...

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Once’s Arthur Darvill and Joanna Christie Take the Stage on Good Day New York

Once’s Arthur Darvill and Joanna Christie Take the Stage on Good Day New York

Before they take their turn at Broadway in Bryant Park on August 15, the newest stars of the Tony-winning musical Once stopped by Good Day New York to show off their pipes on the morning news show. Arthur Darvill and Joanna Christie have breathed ethereal new life into the gentle musical, currently running at Broadway’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, and ...

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Once’s Joanna Christie on Getting Nude with Daniel Radcliffe and Her New 'Carrie Bradshaw' Lifestyle

Once’s Joanna Christie on Getting Nude with Daniel Radcliffe and Her New 'Carrie Bradshaw' Lifestyle

Age & Hometown: 31; Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England (the same town as Once director John Tiffany and choreographer Stephen Hoggett)

Current Role: Following in the footsteps of Cristin Milioti as the expressive, outspoken Girl in the Tony-winning musical Once.

Once More with Feeling: Joanna Christie says her Broadway debut is “every dream I’ve ever had come true,” but in fact ...

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Arthur Darvill on the Wonder of Once, His Doctor Who Following and Why Music Is His Therapy

Arthur Darvill on the Wonder of Once, His Doctor Who Following and Why Music Is His Therapy

Age & Hometown: 30; Birmingham, England

Current Role: A Broadway debut as the poetic, brokenhearted, guitar-playing Guy in the Tony-winning musical Once.

Keeping the Beat: The son of a puppeteer and a musician, Arthur Darvill made his first onstage appearance at age eight. “My dad bought me a guitar when I was very young, and I never looked back ...

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Doctor Who Reunion! Matt Smith and Jenna Louise-Coleman Visit Arthur Darvill’s New Digs at Once

Doctor Who Reunion! Matt Smith and Jenna Louise-Coleman Visit Arthur Darvill’s New Digs at Once
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Now that Arthur Darvill has swapped time-jumping for guitar thumping in Once, it was only a matter of time before the actor’s former Doctor Who co-stars headed to Broadway to see Darvill’s new digs! Matt Smith, who plays the British sci-fi thriller’s Eleventh Doctor, took in the scene backstage at the Jacobs Theatre with fellow Whovian Jenna Louise-Coleman (Clara Oswald ...

Meet Guy and Girl! Once Stars Arthur Darvill and Joanna Christie Shine in New Production Photos

Meet Guy and Girl! Once Stars Arthur Darvill and Joanna Christie Shine in New Production Photos
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The Tony-winning musical Once recently welcomed two new stars: Doctor Who fan favorite Arthur Darvill and newcomer Joanna Christie, who exhibit some truly mesmerizing onstage chemistry as the show’s unnamed star-crossed lovers. In a slew of new production shots from the long-running crowdpleaser, you can see exactly why Darvill and Christie are a match made in Broadway heaven. Click through ...

Say Hello to Mama! Tony Nominee Cristin Milioti Revealed as the Mother on How I Met Your Mother

Say Hello to Mama! Tony Nominee Cristin Milioti Revealed as the Mother on How I Met Your Mother

Are you ready to meet the mother? The answer to one of TV's most burning questions was revealed on the May 13 season eight finale of How I Met Your Mother, and it is Tony nominee Cristin Milioti. The former Once star is joining the cast of the CBS series as the wife of protagonist Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor). Milioti ...

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Once Welcomes Spider-Man’s Katrina Lenk to the Broadway Cast

Once Welcomes Spider-Man’s Katrina Lenk to the Broadway Cast

Katrina Lenk is set to join the Broadway cast of the Tony-winning musical Once as Reza, taking over from temporary replacement Claire Wellen. Lenk will step into the violinist role (which earned a Tony nomination for original star Elizabeth A. Davis) on May 7.

Based on the acclaimed 2007 indie movie and featuring music by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova ...

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Doctor Who’s Arthur Darvill & Joanna Christie Set as New Leads of B'way's Once

Doctor Who’s Arthur Darvill & Joanna Christie Set as New Leads of B'way's Once

Arthur Darvill and Joanna Christie will make their Broadway debuts as the leads of the Tony-winning musical Once. The duo will officially begin performances on April 23, replacing temporary leads Ben Hope and Laura Dreyfuss (who will return to being standbys for the roles).

Darvill is best known for his role as fan favorite Rory Williams in the long-running BBC series ...

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Six-Time Tony Winner Bob Crowley Shares the Secret to Recreating Pub Life in Once

Six-Time Tony Winner Bob Crowley Shares the Secret to Recreating Pub Life in Once

Scenic and costume designer Bob Crowley opened his London studio to us to discuss the look of Tony winner Once, which is now playing both on Broadway and in the West End. Find out Crowley's inspiration for the cozy, comfy pub and more!

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Steve Kazee Explains His Early Once Departure, Thanks Fans in Emotional Blog Post

Steve Kazee Explains His Early Once Departure, Thanks Fans in Emotional Blog Post

Steve Kazee has finally broken his silence about his almost two month-long hiatus from the Tony-winning musical Once, taking to his blog to write an explanatory post dedicated to his fans.

The Tony winner’s contract with the show ended on March 24, but Kazee had not been able to perform in the role that won him the Best Actor in ...

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Exclusive! Cristin Milioti Gets Emotional and Gives 'Full Drama' as She Prepares to Exit Once

Exclusive! Cristin Milioti Gets Emotional and Gives 'Full Drama' as She Prepares to Exit Once

In the corporate world, employees leaving a job are asked to sit through a sometimes grueling "exit interview" about their time at the company. Although that concept doesn't exist for Broadway performers, we think it's fun to check in with stars as they finish up a successful run. Below, Tony nominee Cristin Milioti (who departs her breakout role in the ...

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Tony-Winning Musical Once Celebrates One Melodic Year with a Broadway Jam Session

Tony-Winning Musical Once Celebrates One Melodic Year with a Broadway Jam Session
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Time sure does fly when you’re having fun! It seems like just yesterday Broadway audiences first fell in love with the mysterious girl on the piano and the brooding guy with a guitar, but on March 20, the company of the Tony-winning musical Once celebrated one whole year on the Great White Way. The matinee performance starred the show’s Tony-nominated ...

Ben Hope and Laura Dreyfuss Set as the New Stars of Once on Broadway

Ben Hope and Laura Dreyfuss Set as the New Stars of Once on Broadway

Once is getting a new Guy and Girl in the form of Ben Hope and Laura Dreyfuss, who will take over the leading roles from Tony winner Steve Kazee and Tony nominee Cristin Milioti.

Kazee and Milioti will play their last performance on March 24, departing along with Will Connolly and Tony nominee Elizabeth A. Davis. Hope and Dreyfuss will ...

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Once Composer Glen Hansard Revisits His Street Busking Days and the Inspiration for His Tony-Winning Show

Once Composer Glen Hansard Revisits His Street Busking Days and the Inspiration for His Tony-Winning Show

Street musician Glen Hansard skyrocketed to fame with the success of his indie film turned Tony-winning musical Once. In a lengthy interview on CBS’ Sunday Morning, Hansard went into full detail about his former life as a street musician and the impact Once had on his career. He also revealed his initial trepidation about turning the gentle flick into a ...

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