NEW YORK (The Associated Press) — The bittersweet romantic musical "Once" has won the best musical prize at the Tony Awards.

The musical is based on the documentary-style 2006 film about an unlikely love affair between a Czech flower seller and an Irish street musician in Dublin.

Both the film and musical use songs by Marketa Irglova and Glen Hansard, including the sublime, 2007 Oscar-winning song, "Falling Slowly." It stars Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti.

It beat out "Newsies," "Nice Work If You Can Get It" and "Leap of Faith."

WATCH a montage from "Once":