Once (Broadway)
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Once (Broadway)

Once (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(819 Reviews)
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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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865 Reviews | 898 Followers
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.

963 Reviews | 338 Followers
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

840 Reviews | 1006 Followers
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.

507 Reviews | 1867 Followers
Great staging, Must see, Riveting

See it if love talented musicians

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

593 Reviews | 222 Followers
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.

386 Reviews | 84 Followers
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.

364 Reviews | 148 Followers
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.

342 Reviews | 100 Followers
Romantic, Quirky, Refreshing, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you liked the movie / you are comfortable with ambiguous endings / you like a tender love story

Don't see it if you are looking for jazz hands and spectacle in your theatre


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