New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Masterworks Broadway Official Website)
MASTERWORKS BROADWAY releases the Original Broadway Cast
Recording of Once: A New Musical. Produced by Steve Epstein and Martin
Lowe, the album will be available on March 13, 2012. Once begins previews at Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 with opening night set for Sunday, March 18, 2012.
Once is the celebrated new Broadway show based on the Academy Award-winning film. The show includes all of the beloved songs written by Glen Hansard
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 Martin
Lowe, but also captures the live essence of this extraordinary ensemble.
Once 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.
Once features the Academy Award-winning music and lyrics of Glen Hansard
and Marketa Irglova, a book by award-winning Irish playwright & screenwriter, Enda Walsh (Penelope, Hunger, The New Electric Ballroom), direction by the acclaimed Scottish director of Black
Watch, John Tiffany,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 Kazeeas 'Guy' and Cristin Miliotias '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, andJ. Michael Zygo.
Masterworks Broadway is a label of Sony Masterworks. For email updates and information on Masterworks Broadway please visit www.masterworksbroadway.com. For more information on the musical, please visit www.oncemusical.com.
1. The North Strand
3. Falling Slowly
4. The Moon
5. Ej Pada Pada Rosicka
6. If You Want Me
7. Broken Hearted Hoover Fixer Sucker Guy
8. Say It To Me Now
9. Abandoned In Bandon
12. When Your Mind's Made Up
13. The Hill
14. It Cannot Be About That
15. Gold (A Cappella)
16. Falling Slowly (Reprise)