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“Once” Becoming Broadway Musical

"Once" Becoming Broadway Musical

Says the LA Times:

“Once,” the indie film underdog that waltzed away with an Oscar for best original song in 2007, will become a musical with sights set on Broadway.

Tony-winning producers John N. Hart Jr., Jeff Sine and Fred Zollo have acquired the live theater rights to the movie with the intention of bringing it to Broadway during the 2010-2011 season.

No word yet on the creative team for the theatrical adaptation of “Once,” though producers are expected to announce that shortly.

I’m a massive fan of the film, so this is big news for me… If done right, its a nice way to keep the film’s spirit alive. But I do worry about how it will be translated (please no dancing) and can’t really see anyone besides Glen and Marketa in the roles. We shall see..

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