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West End musical Once to close after two years in London

Ronan Keating, who joins Once in November. Photo: Hugo Glendinning
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West End show Once the Musical will close in March next year, after almost two years in London.

The show will come to an end on March 21, prior to embarking on a European tour.

Its final cast will be led by Ronan Keating, who joins the production on November 17, and Jill Winternitz.

Once opened in the West End at the Phoenix Theatre in April 2013 and won the 2014 Olivier award for outstanding achievement in music.

It has also been announced that the Broadway production of the show will close on January 5, following a run of three years.

Once has a book by Enda Walsh and music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova.

It is directed by John Tiffany and produced in the West End by Barbara Broccoli, John N Hart, Patrick Milling Smith, Frederick Zollo, Brian Carmody, Michael G Wilson, Orin Wolf and Michael Rose, in association with New York Theatre Workshop.

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