March 23, 2012
is pleased to announce that the
Original Broadway Cast Recording of Once: A New Musical
debuted at #1 on the
Cast Album Chart
, the album is available now.
opened on Sunday to tremendous reviews at Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.
is the celebrated new Broadway show based on the Academy Award®-winning film. The show includes all of the beloved songs written by
and Marketa Irglova for the critically acclaimed film. The score features the Oscar®-winning hit "Falling Slowly," as well as two new songs, "Abandoned in Bandon" and the Czech folk song "
Ej Pada Pada Rosicka
." One of the most unique elements of this musical is that the 13-member cast of the show act, sing and play all of the instruments: there is no orchestra or separate band. A distinctive aspect to the cast album is that it was produced allowing these talented actors/musicians to record the music in the same style and environment as their stage show. This special recording process not only showcases the gorgeous new orchestrations by
, but also captures the live essence of this extraordinary ensemble.
tells the story of an Irish musician (Guy) and a Czech immigrant (Girl) 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, is a musical celebration of life and love: thrilling in its originality, daring in its honesty... and unforgettable in every way.
features the Academy Award-winning music and lyrics of
, a book by award-winning Irish playwright & screenwriter,
Penelope, Hunger, The New Electric Ballroom
), direction by the acclaimed Scottish director of
Black Watch, American Idiot
) and music supervision and orchestrations by
). The set and costume design are by five time Tony Award winner
The Coast of Utopia, Mary Poppins
), lighting design is by Tony winner
Aida, The Coast of Utopia
), and sound design is by
. The cast of
as 'Guy' and
as 'Girl.' Also in the company featured on the cast album are
David Abeles, Will Connolly, Elizabeth A. Davis, David Patrick Kelly, Anne L. Nathan, Lucas Papaelias, Andy Taylor, Erikka Walsh, Paul Whitty,
J. Michael Zygo
is produced by
John N. Hart Jr.
Patrick Milling Smith
Michael G. Wilson
and Executive Producer
Tickets for the Broadway production are now on sale via Telecharge.com or by phone at 212-239-6200. For more information on the musical, please visit
is a label of Sony Masterworks. For email updates and information on Masterworks Broadway please visit
- The North Strand
- Falling Slowly
- The Moon
- Ej Pada Pada Rosicka
- If You Want Me
- Broken Hearted Hoover Fixer Sucker Guy
- Say It To Me Now
- Abandoned In Bandon
- When Your Mind's Made Up
- The Hill
- It Cannot Be About That
- Gold (A Cappella)
- Falling Slowly (Reprise)