Tony-Winning Musical Once Recoups Broadway Investment After 21 Weeks
On August 13, eight-time Tony-winning musical Once recouped its capitalization after a run of 21 weeks. Once, starring Tony winner Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti, opened March 18 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre and has played a total of 169 performances to date. For the week ending August 12, Once took in a whopping $1,060,427 at the box office.
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.
In addition to Kazee and Milioti, Once stars 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.