Photo Coverage: NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Donates to Human Rights Watch
As BroadwayWorld previously announced, NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 will stand with the Russian LGBT community and to support one of the great advocates for human rights, Human Rights Watch, in their work to end discrimination and abuse against the LGBT community in Russia. The producers of The Great Comet just made a donation of $10,000 plus all food and beverage sales from the show's first performance in the Theater District. In addition, they contributed all proceeds from a special first night after-party on, September 27. BroadwayWorld brings you photos form the special event below!
The show's lead producers, Howard & Janet Kagan: "As we invite audiences into our own version of an opulent supper club celebrating Tolstoy's Russia, we hope to see a contemporary Russia that supports its LGBT community. We are glad to support Human Rights Watch in their efforts to bring that vision to reality. Also, at Kazino, we promise that until the rights of the Russian LGBT community are ensured, we will only pour vodkas made in the US and Northern and Western Europe."
Directed by Rachel Chavkin, NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 has been showered with rave reviews and a host of accolades, including the 2013 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater, a Special Citation from the OBIE Awards, five Drama Desk Award Nominations (Outstanding New Musical, Outstanding Music, Outstanding Lyrics, Outstanding Direction of a Musical, Outstanding Costume Design), two Drama League Award nominations (Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Performance - Phillipa Soo), and the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Outstanding New Musical.
Photo Credit: Jessica Gordon
Graeme Reid â€" Director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights Program for Human Rights Watch
Leslie McDonel and The Skivvies
Asmeret Ghebremichael and The Skivvies