“Once” is once again in the awards spotlight. The original cast recording for the popular Broadway show is among the Grammy nominees this year in the category of musical theater albums. The show features songs by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, the duo who won an Oscar for the 2006 original movie.
Rounding out the nominees are the cast albums for “Follies,” “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess,” Disney’s “Newsies” and “Nice Work If You Can Get It.”
“Once,” which is based on the indie movie, opened on Broadway in March and scooped up eight Tony Awards, including the prize for best musical. The album features actors Steve Kazee, Cristin Milioti and others.
“The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess,” starring Audra McDonald, won this year’s Tony for musical revival. It beat out “Follies,” the acclaimed revival of the Stephen Sondheim musical, that ran at the Ahmanson Theatre this year following engagements on Broadway and the Kennedy Center in Washington.
Last year’s winner in the musical theater album category was “The Book of Mormon.” The Grammy Awards ceremony will take place Feb. 10 at Staples Center.