Once is Not Enough

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The 2006 independent movie Once, about the relationship between an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant who meet on the streets of Dublin, has been turned into an Off-Broadway musical.

In an unusual move, the producers announced even before the Off-Broadway opening that the show would move to a Broadway theater. Charles Isherwood, theater critic for The New York Times, caught it at its current home, New York Theater Workshop, and talks about the film that inspired it, the challenges it has met in its stage incarnation and those that are perhaps in its Broadway future.

Adapted by the Irish playwright Enda Walsh and directed by John Tiffany, the show can be seen at New York Theater Workshop through Jan. 15 before moving to the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater on Feb. 28.