- Type: Signature Artists
Winner of 8 2012 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights... but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It's an unforgettable story about going for your dreams and the power of music to connect us all.
Lucas Papaelias (Švec)
Broadway: Cyrano de Bergerac. Off-Broadway: Once (NYTW), Jack’s Precious Moment (P73), Father Comes Home, Romeo and Juliet (Public Theater), U.S. Drag (stageFarm), Essential Self-Defense (Playwrights Horizons, Drama Desk nom., Best Original Music in a Play), Cyclone (Studio Dante), Cellini (2nd Stage). Regional: A.R.T., NYS&F, A.T.L., Geva, Huntington. Film: School of Rock, The Art Machine, The Oranges, Hungry Ghosts, What Alice Found, Brother to Brother. TV: “How to Make It in America,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.” Proud member of AEA. www.lpfunkrocks.com.
Samuel Cohen (u/s Da, Eamon, Emcee)
New York audiences have seen him as Ionesco in Ionescopade, Johnny in The Portable Pioneer & Prairie Show, Jud in Cotton Patch Gospel, Yussle in Yiddle With A Fiddle, and Elyakum in The Witch. He is one of the creators of the MAC Award winning fully improvised The Next Big Broadway Musical.
Ben Hope (u/s Guy, Andrej, Švec, Emcee)
Ben Hope is thrilled to make his Broadway debut! Ben received his BFA in musical theatre from UCF. Regional: Hank Williams in Hank Williams: Lost Highway and Buddy Holly in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. Ben is the leader of the honky tonk band Ben Hope and the Uptown Outfit (uptownoutfit.com). Much love to family and friends.