Based on the 2006 indie film of the same name, "Once" was the winner of the 2012 Tony for Best Musical. The stage adaptation opened on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on March 18, 2012. The album features music and lyrics written by the film's lead actors and composers, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, and performances by Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti. Hansard and Irglova won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Falling Slowly." Steven Epstein and Martin Lowe are album producers.