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Opening Date: Feb 28, 2012

Closing Date: Jan 04, 2015

Running Time: 02:25

Once Show Site Icon

Playing @

Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

242 W 45th St New York, NY 10036

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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.

Brought to the stage by an award-winning team of visionary artists and featuring an ensemble cast of gifted actor/musicians, Once is a musical celebration of life and love: thrilling in its originality, daring in its honesty... and unforgettable in every way.

How much of this show was created by coincidence? Find out in TDF Stages' exclusive interview with the Tony-nominated set and costume designer.

And continue the conversation as we ask the Tony-nominated lighting designer how her lights help the characters travel around Dublin.


WED    2 & 8 PM
FRI        8 PM
SAT      2 & 8 PM
SUN      3 PM

Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 16

Show Notes

Show Notes: 1 Intermission

Audience Advisory:

Contains limited profanity, including the “f” word but is otherwise an extremely wholesome show.

TDF Tickets Offers:

TDF member tickets:

Not currently available for this show

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Full-price tickets

$59.50 - $131.50

Lottery & Rush

General Rush tickets sold on day of performance only. General rush tickets will be $35.00 Tuesday - Thursday and $40.00 Friday - Sunday. Rush tickets can be purchased by cash or charge at the box office. Each patron in line may purchase a maximum of two (2) tickets.



Quotation Mark

There are plenty of romantic Broadway musicals. But "Once," the gorgeously crafted and intensely moving new show that opened on Broadway on Sunday night after a seamless transition from downtown to the main stem, is part of a much smaller and more rarefied group: musicals that are actually wise — even when that means being counterintuitive — about the joys and anguish of life and love, and that send the viewer's mind spinning with ideas, feelings and maybe even a few changes in personal priorities. "Once" does all that. Several times over.

- Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

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The new Broadway musical “Once” doesn’t have a swinging chandelier, tap-dancing showgirls or brand-name stars. There’s only one set — and it doesn’t levitate. The show wins its standing ovations the old-fashioned way: with a love story, great songs, compelling characters and inventive stagecraft.... Guy’s songs have “heart and soul,” Girl tells him. She might as well be describing this gem of a show. 

- Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Post

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Cristin Milioti brings new meaning to worn out adjectives such as "gamine" and "pixyish" as the enigmatic Girl. With a deadly deadpan and a sweet smile, she delivers sarcastic zingers like a charming assassin one minute, and the next she's a lost little waif playing heartstrings as easily as she does the piano. She is matched perfectly with Steve Kazee, who imparts the bruises and batterings of Guy's ruined romance in a voice so raw and strong it wounds. When they get together, the spark between them charges through the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre like electricity. At their parting, my heart broke along with theirs.

- David Sheward, Backstage

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Box Office

The box office is in the lobby which is street level. The counter is wheelchair accessible.

Directions Bus

Take M7, M20, or M104 bus.


Restroom: Wheelchair accessible (unisex) restroom located on the Orchestra level. Additional restrooms (not wheelchair accessible) are also located down 1 flight of stairs.

Directions Subway

1, 2, 3, 7, S, A, C, E, N, R, Q, W to 42nd St / Times Square


Orchestra section: The seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating locations.Mezzanine sectionLocated on the 2nd level, up 3 short flights of stairs (29 steps). Once on the Mezzanine or Balcony level, there are approximately 2 steps per row.


There are no elevators or escalators at this theatre.


Pay Phone located in the ticket lobby. Accessible at 54".

Folding Armrests

Sixteen (16) seats with folding armrests. Ask box office for mobility seats for these locations.

Water Fountain

Located in the restrooms.

Assisted Listening System

Reservations are not necessary. Drivers license or ID with printed address required as a deposit. Please call: (212) 582-7678 to reserve in advance. Copper Induction Loop also available.

Wheelchair Info

Wheelchair seating available. Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating location.

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Public Transportation

Subway Icon

By Subway:

1, 2, 3, 7, S, A, C, E, N, R, Q, W to 42nd St / Times Square

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By Bus:

Take M7, M20, or M104 bus.