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'Once' wins best musical theater album Grammy

The Associated Press, Sunday, February 10, 2013, 4:07pm (PST)

NEW YORK (AP) — The cast album for "Once" has nabbed a Grammy Award, the latest honor for a show that has already earned a Tony and an Oscar.

The recording from the stage version of the movie won the best musical theater album Sunday, besting the cast albums from "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess." the revival of Stephen Sondheim's "Follies," Disney's "Newsies" and another CD of Gershwin songs from the show "Nice Work If You Can Get It."

The musical starring Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti is based on the low-budget 2006 film about an unlikely romance between a Czech flower seller and an Irish street musician in Dublin. Made for about $150,000, the original film earned $20 million. It won the Tony for best musical last year.

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