- Associated Press - Monday, May 7, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) - The film that became an album and then a Broadway musical is now becoming a tour.

Producers of the show “Once” announced Monday that a national tour of the show will launch in the summer of 2013. Dates and locations will be revealed later.

The news comes less than a week after “Once” became the top-nominated show of this year’s Tonys Awards, with 11 nods.

The musical starring Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti is based on the low-budget 2006 film about an unlikely romance between a Czech flower seller and an Irish street musician in Dublin.


Like the film, the musical features songs by Marketa Irglova and Glen Hansard, including “Falling Slowly.”

Over the weekend, the musical won three Lortel Awards, including outstanding musical.

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Online: http://www.oncemusical.com