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Once - A New Musical

242 West 45th Street, Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, New York City, NY
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Ranked #93 of 873 Attractions in New York City
Type: Performances
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Owner description: Once is the celebrated new musical based on the Academy Award-winning film. It tells the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, their unexpected friendship and collaboration evolves into a powerful but complicated romance, heightened by the raw emotion of the songs they create together. 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.
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Loved it! The talent blew me away! The voices and strings were awesome! Great story with just the perfect touch of comedy and drama!

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Manila, Philippines
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Decided to see this show before it closes in January. It's simply awesome. What set this apart from other broadway musicals is it's simplicity. Just pure talent and simple but great music. The story is just romantic, unconventional and bittersweet and all the emotions are perfectly captured in the songs. Just brilliant!

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Unteraegeri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Brilliant Performance. Once is not a Mainstream Musical but rather a rare treasure among the commercial type of musicals. It is Irish music of its finest. Really superb and very entertaining.

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Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

We went with a large group of people and to be honest, I had no idea what Once was about. I was impressed. It's a unique musical!

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Leesburg, Virginia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Once was a fantastic way to spend an evening in NYC. The musicians are amazing, every one of the actors plays and sings and all of them are great. I especially enjoyed David Patrick Kelly who displayed amazing energy before and during the show and Elisabeth Evans who played Reza the night we attended. You truly feel as if you... More

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Halifax, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Got discounted tickets on a whim the day off and it we certainly didn't regret it! Intimate feeling to the show overall, with people being able to go onstage to grab a drink from the bar while the performers warm up in the center of the stage. The music is performed live and is at times breathtaking. A great story... More

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New York, NY
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Fabulous music and singing. Great acting and story. Remember to bring tissues though. How many more characters do I need to type into this review for it to be accepted?

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Stratford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Took a group of seven to this musical. Wow! We expected it to be a 'small' production but it was full on Broadway. Catch it before it closes in January.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

great intimate theater ,great music ,get there early and go on stage with performers drink,s beyond expensive

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

For first Broadway show, it was the best nightly entertainment. The musical and theme were jam-packed with the multi-talented actors and actresses.

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