Irish love story ‘Once’ wins eight Tony Awards

NEW YORK, June 11: ‘Once,’ the musical adaption of an unlikely love story of a Dublin street performer and an Czech piano player, won eight Tony Awards yesterday as Broadway honored its best plays and musicals. The wins for the humble, intimate stage musical adapted from the 2006 independent film
‘Once’ included awards for best musical, best book, orchestrations, scenic design, sound design, best actor in a musical and best direction for John Tiffany in his first Tony victory. (agencies)