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Off Broadway Musical — 

The world premiere of this new musical, Once is based on the Academy Award-winning film.

On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician (Guy) and a Czech immigrant (Girl) are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolves into a powerful but complicated love story, underscored by the emotionally charged music that has made Once an international sensation.

The creators of the acclaimed Black Watch, director John Tiffany and choreographer Steven Hoggett, join forces with playwright/screenwriter Enda Walsh (Penelope, Hunger, The Walworth Farce) to bring the hit independent film ONCE, winner of a 2007 Academy Award for the hit song “Falling Slowly,” to the stage.


Read TDF Stages' exclusive interview with director John Tiffany, who tells us how he recreated the spirit of the film on stage.

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Pricing information
$20.00 — $75.00
Prices subject to change.

Regular-priced ticket information
Ticket Central
(212) 279-4200
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Student rush
$25 Full-time students with a valid student ID may purchase $25 tickets for all performances (subject to availability). Limit one ticket per ID. Tickets must be purchased in person and require an ID at the box office. For tickets, please visit or call the NYTW box office (212-460-5475). (full-time students only)

Listed At TKTS

Opening date
December 6, 2011

Closing date
January 1, 2012

Running Time
Approximately 2 hours, including intermission.

Audience advisory
A number of seats are held for Sunday evening performances at 7:00 PM for $20 (Limit 4 per customer and subject to availability). Tickets are available in advance but must be purchased at the NYTW box office on a cash-only basis.

Age guidance

Show Notes
Added Performances: 11/21 @ 7 pm & 12/19 @ 7 pm
New York Theatre Workshop
79 E 4th St (Bowery and 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10003
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  January 1, 2012 —  January 14, 2012

By subway
#6 to Astor Pl or
B, D, F, Q to Broadway / Lafayette or
F to 2nd Ave or
N, R to 8th St
By bus
M15, M103