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Monday, October 20, 2008

Good News For Broken Hearted Hoover Fixer Sucker Guys

Oscar winning “romanusical”* Once is heading to Broadway. The indie flick that captured our hearts and took home 2007’s Academy Award for best original song is set to become a Broadway musical, with Tony-winning producers John N. Hart Jr. (“Boys Don’t Cry”), Fred Zollo (“Quiz Show”) and Jeff Sine (“Spring Awakening”) acquiring the live theatre rights.

Once- the musical, which is set to debut during the 2010 - 11 season, is expected to loosely follow the film’s plot. Once tells the story of an Irish busker and Czech expatriate who meet in Dublin, Ireland and begin making music together. The stage adaptation will showcase some the film’s most beloved songs, such as the Oscar-winning “Falling Slowly” which were written by principal actors and songwriters Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova of the Swell Season. As well, the Broadway version is to debut some of the material Hansard and Irglova wrote that never made it to the big screen.

There is no word yet on who be cast for the Once musical, but the producers are expected to announce that shortly. Let’s hope they manage to duplicate a least some of the amazing chemistry the film actors brought to big screen.

I’m still a little flummoxed why Spinal Tap- the musical has yet to see the light of day… I’ll just continue to dream my little dream.

*Romance/ Musical – Hey, if the word doesn’t exist the blogging community is obliged to make it up.


Beth said...

It will translate well to the stage, don't you think?

Maybe the music gods up above mean for YOU to put Spinal Tap: The Musical on the stage.

Sean Wraight said...

I might just have to do that Beth!

Can you imagine the possibilities? I all ready have a song idea, (Turn It to 11).

I think you're on to something.