If you caught John Carney's indie romance 'Once' and thought it would make a great Broadway production, you aren't alone. Producers John N. Hart Jr., Jeff Sine and Fred Zollo snagged the live theater rights to the film back in 2008 with plans to have it on the stage for the 2010-2011 theater season. They won't make that schedule, but there's good news for fans who've been waiting eagerly to see the live version of the little film that came seemingly out of nowhere.
The producers announced yesterday that Irish playwright Enda Walsh and Scottish director John Tiffany will team up to adapt the film for the stage with an eye set on a fall opening. The music and lyrics of stars Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova – which were good enough to win the duo an Oscar for Best Original Song – will be featured prominently alongside the design work of Bob Crowley.