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Once: The Musical?

10.17.2008

It's rare that you'd ever hear about a Broadway musical based on a movie that made less than $10 million at the box office but it worked for HAIRSPRAY so why not try again? A trio of producers are working to bring Fox Searchlight's Oscar-winning romancer ONCE to Broadway fro the 2010-2011 season. John N. Hart Jr., Jeffrey Sine and Frederick Zollo, who between them have produced runs of "Angels in America," "Chicago" and "The Who's Tommy," have acquired the stage rights to ONCE and are looking to stage an "intimate" musical in New York City. Both Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, Oscar winners for "Falling Slowly," are expected to be involved in some capacity and producers are hoping to get writer/director John Carney involved as well.

As someone who loved ONCE, I can only hope they don't turn some of these beautiful songs into big song and dance numbers. Let's keep it real, folks. And just because I haven't heard it in a long time, here's the Academy Award winning "Falling Slowly."

Extra Tidbit: Still beautiful.
Source: Variety

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