Once will begin performances Oct. 1 in Providence, with additional engagements planned for Chicago, Toronto, Orlando, Miami, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Denver, Seattle, Los Angeles and San Diego. Additional cities and complete dates will be announced shortly.
A London production begins performances March 16 towards an April 9 opening night at the Phoenix Theatre.
The Dublin-set fable about a stuck Irish singer who is inspired by a Czech immigrant, who also has music in her heart, earned eight 2012 Tony Awards.
Once features a book by award-winning Irish playwright and screenwriter, Enda Walsh ( Penelope, Hunger, The New Electric Ballroom), the Academy Award-winning music and lyrics of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, direction by John Tiffany ( Black Watch), movement by Steven Hoggett ( Black Watch, American Idiot) and music supervision and orchestrations by Martin Lowe ( Mamma Mia!).
In addition to Best Musical and Best Actor ( Steve Kazee), Once won Tony Awards in the categories of Best Orchestrations (Lowe), Best Scenic Design of a Musical ( Bob Crowley), Best Direction of a Musical (Tiffany), Best Book of a Musical (Walsh), Sound Design of a Musical ( Clive Goodwin) and Lighting Design of a Musical ( Natasha Katz).
The show, in which all the scenes play out on the unit set of an Irish pub, is based on the indie film hit of the same name; the score borrows from the soundtrack and interpolates later numbers written by the movie's actor-musicians Hansard and Irglova.
The set and costume design are by five-time Tony Award winner Bob Crowley ( The Coast of Utopia, Mary Poppins), lighting design is by Tony winner Natasha Katz ( Aida, The Coast of Utopia) and sound design is by Clive Goodwin.