‘Once’ leads winners at the Drama Desk Awards

June 4, 2012 • Entertainment

Brooke Shields arrives at the 57th annual Drama Desk Awards on Sunday, June 3, 2012, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — The low-tech Broadway romance “Once” won a leading four Drama Desk Awards on Sunday, including the prize for best musical, adding to its recent haul of theater prizes and giving it momentum ahead of next weekend’s Tony Awards.

The musical based on the documentary-style 2006 film about an unlikely love affair between a Czech flower seller and an Irish street musician in Dublin, has already won the best musical prize from the Drama League, New York Drama Critics Circle, the Outer Critic Circle and the Lucille Lortel Awards. It is nominated for 11 Tonys.

The Drama Desk Awards, which are handed out to shows both on and off-Broadway, honored “Once” for best orchestration, direction, Login to read more

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