THE SCREENING ROOM: Celebrating the Tony and Grammy-Winning Musical Once (Video)
11 Feb 2013
The Broadway cast recording of Once was named Best Musical Theater Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards on Feb. 10. In celebration of the Tony and Grammy-winning musical, Playbill.com looks back at the production.
The 2012 Tony-winning Best Musical opened March 18, 2012, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, starring Steve Kazee as Guy and Cristin Milioti as Girl. The production took home eight 2012 Tony Awards, including Best Actor (Kazee), Best Book (Enda Walsh), Best Direction (John Tiffany), Best Lighting Design (Natasha Katz), Best Orchestrations (Martin Lowe), Best Scenic Design (Bob Crowley), Best Sound Design (Clive Goodwin) and Best Musical.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.