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Once, Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, NYC Show Poster


Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

2hrs, 15mins (1 Intermission)

This show has closed.

The musical stage adaptation of 2007's Academy Award-winning film comes to Broadway.

Theater Info

Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
242 W 45th St
New York, NY
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Minimum age is 4 years old. Child must have a ticket.

Important Dates

Feb 28, 2012
Mar 18, 2012
Jan 04, 2015

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What Is the story of Once?
Guy is an Irish singer and songwriter who spends his days fixing vacuums in the Dublin shop he runs with his father, and his nights playing his music in local pubs. He is on the verge of giving up music altogether when a Czech immigrant, “Girl,” walks into the bar, hears him play and refuses to let him abandon his guitar. As it turns out, she has a broken vacuum cleaner, Guty repairs it, and she pays him in music on a piano she plays in a record shop. Over the course of a week, Girl convinces Guy to believe in the power of his music and his love for the woman who inspired his songs. They scrape together money to record a demo album with a motley crew of bar friends, and their unexpected friendship and collaboration evolves into a powerful—but very complicated—love story.  


for Once

Once is a small-scale but warmly affecting show, crafted with profound respect for the power of music. For anyone who feels that Broadway has become the domain of bloated spectacles and cynically overworked brands, this will be a refreshing artisanal tonic.

Review by David Rooney from The Hollywood Reporter

The show wins its standing ovations the old-fashioned way: with a love story, great songs, compelling characters and inventive stagecraft.

Review by Elisabeth Vincentelli from New York Post

What was always wonderful about Once, its songs and its staging, has been magnified. In the meantime its appealing stars, Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti, have only grown in presence and dimensionality. Who would have thought that this soft-spoken little musical would have found itself by raising its voice?

Review by Ben Brantley from The New York Times


for Once
Paul Alexander Nolan
Jessie Fisher


for Once
Enda Walsh
Music and Lyrics
Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová
Based on the motion picture written and directed by
John Carney
John Tiffany
Steven Hoggett
Music Supervisor and Orchestrations
Martin Lowe
Scenic and Costume Design
Bob Crowley
Lighting Design
Natasha Katz
Sound Design
Clive Goodwin