By Mark Shenton
25 Jan 2013
Prior to London, it will run at Dublin's Gaiety Theatre, beginning performances Feb. 22 for a run through March 9.
Bennett and Cvitešić will be joined by Valda Aviks, Ryan Fletcher, Aidan Kelly, Gareth O’Connor, Michael O’Connor, Miria Parvin, Jos Slovick, Flora Spencer-Longhurst, Jez Unwin and Gabriel Vick. Alternating the role of Girl's young daughter Ivanka will be Poppy-Lily Baker, Mia-Jai Bryan, Pacha Anna Green and Nancy Ann Jeans.
Bennett, an actor, singer and songwriter, has appeared on Broadway and in the West End. Broadway credits include Rent and American Idiot; in the UK, credits include Taboo at the Venue Theatre and It’s a Lovely Day Tomorrow and Our Day Out at Coventry's Belgarde Theatre. A former member of the band Point Break, he released his first solo album, "The Painters Ball," in 2005. His most recent album, "Record: Breakup," was released in April 2011 preceded by "An Innocent Evening of Drinking" in 2008. His film credits include "Inside Llewyn Davis," "Contagion" and "Downtown Express."
Directed by John Tiffany, Once has a book by award-winning Irish playwright and screenwriter Enda Walsh, music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney, scenic and costume designs by Bob Crowley, lighting by Natasha Katz, sound by Clive Goodwin, musical supervision and orchestrations by Martin Lowe and movement by Steven Hoggett.
It is produced in the West End by Barbara Broccoli, John N. Hart Jr., Patrick Milling Smith, Frederick Zollo, Brian Carmody, Michael G. Wilson, Orin Wolf and Michael Rose Limited in association with New York Theatre Workshop.
To book tickets for the West End run, contact the box office on 0844 871 7629 or visit Oncemusical.co.uk for more details.