A sweet and interactive Broadway surprise comes to FoCo.

An indie film about a heartbroken Irish street musician and a Czech housekeeper may not seem like the stuff Broadway smashes are made of. But the movie inspired a musical production that captured hearts—The New Yorker called it “unusually fun and heartfelt”—with eleven Tony nominations and eight wins, including Best Musical. After an 1,100-show Broadway run, ONCE arrives in FoCo for a limited engagement at the Lincoln Center from January 12 through 14.

What makes it a don’t-miss? The intimacy of the production. The songs are soulful, the relationship sweet but complicated and the staging invites viewers to completely immerse themselves in the story—the show is set in an Irish pub, with audience members mingling on stage before the show and actors in character playing the fiddle and pouring pints. For tickets visit lctix.com. —Allison LeCain

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