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Description: "A jewel box of a musical: small, delicate, brimming with emotion and charm."—Vogue"It may sound like heresy to fans of the 2006 film, but this bewitching stage adaptation arguably improves on the movie, expanding its emotional breadth and elevating it stylistically while remaining true to the original's raw fragility."?Hollywood ReporterRetaining the film's popular music and lyrics, acclaimed Irish playwright Enda Walsh adapts this charming tale of a complicated romance between an Irish street musician and a young Czech immigrant for the stage. A hit musical Off-Broadway,Oncepremiered on Broadway in spring 2012.Enda Walshis the author of five Edinburgh Festival Fringe First Award-winning plays, includingPenelope,The Walworth Farce, andThe New Electric Ballroom. He also co-wrote the filmHunger, which won the Camera d'Or award at the Cannes Film Festival.Glen HansardandMarkéta Irglováare the stars and songwriters of the 2006 filmOnce, for which they won an Academy Award for Best Song. The two comprise the musical folk-rock duo The Swell Season, which is currently touring the United States. A documentary film of the duo,The Swell Season, was an official selection of the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. Hansard is also a member of the Irish band The Frames and Irglová is a classically trained Czech pianist and vocalist.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/15/2013
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall