Thursday, May 2, 2013

Doctor Who's Arthur Darvill in Broadway's Once

Apparently Broadway is on my mind as evidenced by my first post of the month as well as this post coming up. As I said yesterday, I wish I got to see more shows than I actually do. One of those shows I still have yet to see is last year's Tony winner for Best Musical Once.

Never mind that I absolutely fell head over heels in love with the film starring Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová and listened to the Oscar-winning song "Falling Slowly" for a million times, but from everything I've heard from other people who have seen the stage production, it's apparently quite an experience. How could it not with a stage that houses an actual working bar used for intermission and the soulful music by Hansard and Irglová? I really, really wanted to see it with the original stars Cristin Milioti and Tony winner Steve Kazee in the lead roles, but they both left the show just a couple months ago.

The silver lining, however, is that one of my absolute favorite actors in recent years, Arthur Darvill of Doctor Who fame, has been recently cast as the male lead with Joanna Christie. Apparently they were hired as some sort of British exchange program of some sort, which at least puts them geographically closer to the Irish roots of the story. I heard the news while traveling on a train with some friends and they could tell you how insane my reaction was. There might have been screaming involved. I really, really like Darvill and it looks like he's going to be New York bound for the next 9 months playing Guy in Once. You know what I'll be doing!

1 comment:

  1. Have you heard Darvill sing? Not even close to Kazee. They should have kept the understudy. Disappointed because couldn't make it to NYC to see Kazee and Milioti.


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