January 13, 2011
“Once” Goes to Broadway
If you enjoyed the 2007 indie film Once, then I’ve got some exciting news for you: the film is to be turned into a Broadway musical!
The film’s producers announced yesterday that a playwright (Enda Walsh) and a director (John Tiffany) will be working together in order to adapt the film’s screenplay into a live performance. Rumor is, though, that the two main actors from the movie, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, will not be reprising their roles for the Broadway show.
Rumorville has also been running strong about starting dates for the show, too. Even though the live musical has been in the works since early 2008 (probably around the same time the film won an Oscar for Best Original Song “Falling Slowly“), and though its original plan was to be out for the 2010-2011 season, people are now speculating that it will most likely be ready for the 2012-2013 season. But, perhaps production will move quickly and smoothly to get the show ready for next season.
Either way, fans eagerly await the arrival of Once, the Broadway musical!
Posted by Shaane at 7:00 am