Once (Broadway)
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Once (Broadway)
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Once (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

88%
(821 Reviews)
Positive
94%
Mixed
5%
Negative
1%
Members say
Romantic, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Enchanting

About the Show

Based on the 2007 film of the same name, this play premiered at the New York Theatre Workshop before transferring to Broadway.

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913 Reviews | 928 Followers
65
Overrated, Slow, Disappointing, Banal, Great singing

See it if you like unrequited love stories. Folk music.

Don't see it if you like plots that make sense.

888 Reviews | 1017 Followers
12
Boring, Dull, Excruciating, Overrated

See it if You like very slow moving musicals about characters who are dull.

Don't see it if You want to see something with catchy music or are expecting a great love story, this show is not that.

982 Reviews | 343 Followers
75
Simple script, Simple production (set, costumes), Simple songs (music, lyrics), Well acted/sung, Simple staging

See it if you like pared-down, straight forward shows. Once has no bells & whistles, but the characters are well-drawn and the music is pleasant.

Don't see it if you want something sophisticated or lavish. Probably better in an intimate setting; too small a show for Broadway. A quiet pleasure. Read more

546 Reviews | 1879 Followers
88
Great staging, Must see, Riveting

See it if love talented musicians

Don't see it if you didn't like the movie.

635 Reviews | 237 Followers
72
Slow, Romantic, Overrated, Disappointing, Clever

See it if You're absolutely in love with the movie.

Don't see it if You found the movie slow.... The show is on par.

Nic
470 Reviews | 91 Followers
60
Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow, Overrated, Boring

See it if you can find what all the critics loved so much. Maybe it was the original leads, who I didn't see. No idea.

Don't see it if the fact the actors play their own instruments isn't enough to get you through two-plus hours. I really. Do. Not. Get the hype.

398 Reviews | 160 Followers
90
Delightful, Great singing, Must see, Refreshing

See it if you want to "fall slowly" into an nontraditional type of love story that avoids the cliches. Thoughtful, resonant songs will sweep you away.

Don't see it if you like flashier musicals with intense staging, costuming, and design. There is a sparseness here, but it offers intimacy and delicacy.

395 Reviews | 97 Followers
99
Absorbing, Enchanting, Masterful, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You are a musician. Every musician should see this show given the chance. But this show is for anyone who wants a lot of heart in a show.

Don't see it if You dislike folk/indie music. You want a fun, light show. It gets heavy and is not a big flashy musical. Read more

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