Tony nominated Best Musical ONCE announces "Insta-Rush," an opportunity for daily ticket rush hopefuls to take photos of their rush line experiences, upload them to Instagram, and tag #OnceMusical and #rush for the chance to win two seats to a performance and other official merchandise. Fans can follow the official ONCE Instagram account, @OnceMusical, and see all fans photos at www.OncePhotos.com.
A limited number of general rush seats will be sold for each performance, on the day of the show only, when the box office opens. On 2-show days, rush tickets for both shows will be sold when the box office opens. Rush tickets will be $26.50, and locations will be at the theatre's discretion. 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.
ONCE currently plays on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street). The production opened to raves on Sunday, March 18, 2012.
The production has recently been nominated for 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. In addition, ONCE has been nominated for seven Lortel Awards, seven Outer Critic Circle Awards, three Drama League Awards and five Drama Desk Awards.
ONCE features a book by award-winning Irish playwright & screenwriter, Enda Walsh (Penelope, Hunger, The New Electric Ballroom), the Academy Award-winning music and lyrics of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, direction by the acclaimed John Tiffany (Black Watch), movement by Steven Hoggett (Black Watch, American Idiot) and music supervision and orchestrations by Martin Lowe (Mamma Mia!).
The set and costume design are by five time Tony Award winner Bob Crowley (The Coast of Utopia, Mary Poppins), lighting design is by Tony winner Natasha Katz (Aida, The Coast of Utopia), and sound design is by Clive Goodwin.
The cast of ONCE features Steve Kazee as 'Guy' and Cristin Milioti as 'Girl.' Also in the company are David Abeles, Will Connolly, Elizabeth A. Davis, David PatRick Kelly, Anne L. Nathan, Lucas Papaelias, Ripley Sobo, Andy Taylor, Mckayla Twiggs, Erikka Walsh, Paul Whitty, and J. Michael Zygo.
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.
The original cast recording of ONCE is available via MASTERWORKS BROADWAY, a label of Sony Masterworks. Visit www.MasterworksBroadway.com for more information.
ONCE is produced by Barbara Broccoli, John N. Hart Jr., Patrick Milling Smith, Frederick Zollo, Brian Carmody, Michael G. Wilson, Orin Wolf, The Shubert Organization and Executive Producer Robert Cole, in association with New York Theatre Workshop.