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Breaking: Ingrid Michaelson Will Make Her Broadway Debut in THE GREAT COMET OF 1812Breaking: Ingrid Michaelson Will Make Her Broadway Debut in THE GREAT COMET OF 1812
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Multi-platinum recording artist Ingrid Michaelson will join the cast of Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 as 'Sonya' beginning July 3, 2017. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Welcome to Moscow! Charting GREAT COMET's Journey from 87 Seats to The Great White WayBWW Exclusive: Welcome to Moscow! Charting GREAT COMET's Journey from 87 Seats to The Great White Way
by Linnae Medeiros - Jun 11, 2017

There may be a war going on out there somewhere, but inside the Imperial Theatre, but there is a whole other lush world being created by the team behind this season's NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. The warm-hearted Russians celebrating happiness, freedom and life eight times a week have been on quite the journey from the show's humble beginnings, and as the tale of romance and war gears up for its big night on the Tony Awards this Sunday, we look back on the many incarnations that led to the show blossoming into a new life on Broadway. (more...)

The Political Is Personal This Tony Season: THE GREAT COMET and SWEATThe Political Is Personal This Tony Season: THE GREAT COMET and SWEAT
by Marianka Swain - Jun 10, 2017

In this febrile climate, do we want societal critique from our theatre or pure escapism? As I experienced when I recently swapped BroadwayWorld UK Editor duties for a New York trip, both theatrical regions are currently just as charged by provocative, resonant commentary as by jazz hands ­– as this year's Tony Award nominations reflect. (more...)

Photo Flash: Josh Groban Joins Forces with Idina Menzel & More for Find Your Light FoundationPhoto Flash: Josh Groban Joins Forces with Idina Menzel & More for Find Your Light Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Just last night, Tony nominee Josh Groban hosted A Celebration for Arts Education, honoring the power of arts education with cocktails, dinner, auction, and performances by Groban, Idina Menzel, Joshua Bell, Brian Stokes Mitchell and the cast of Broadway's Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. Richard Kind served as auctioneer for the evening. (more...)

Andrey Wasn't There But Katie Couric Was, See Her Visit to GREAT COMETAndrey Wasn't There But Katie Couric Was, See Her Visit to GREAT COMET
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

Renowned journalist Katie Couric stopped by Pierre's Russian salon this week when she saw Broadway's NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. It seems she enjoyed shaking her egg, as she called it one of the most original and energetic shows she had ever seen. Check out her photo with the cast below! (more...)

THE GREAT COMET Wants You! The Season's Most Nominated Show Seeks Ensemble for Epic Tony Performance!THE GREAT COMET Wants You! The Season's Most Nominated Show Seeks Ensemble for Epic Tony Performance!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The season's most Tony-nominated show, Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 is gearing up for Tony's night. In order to re-create the immersive vibe of this slice of Tolstoy for Radio City Music Hall, the production is currently seeking performers to fill out their ensemble for Tony's night. (more...)

BWW CD Review: NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Multifaceted and RivetingBWW CD Review: NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Multifaceted and Riveting
by David Clarke - May 19, 2017

Inspired by a 70-page sliver of the sprawling 1215-page tome War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, Dave Malloy's NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 is an all-encompassing feat of musical theater. Now, Reprise Records has released the sterling and elaborate NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (Original Broadway Cast Recording). (more...)

'GREAT COMET' to Trail Across Broadway Into Winter 2018; New Block of Tickets Released!'GREAT COMET' to Trail Across Broadway Into Winter 2018; New Block of Tickets Released!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, nominated for 12 Tony Awards including Best Musical, announced today that a new block of tickets is now on sale through January 8, 2018. (more...)

Photo Coverage: GREAT COMET Creator and Three-Time Tony Nominee Dave Malloy Takes First Broadway Bows as Pierre!Photo Coverage: GREAT COMET Creator and Three-Time Tony Nominee Dave Malloy Takes First Broadway Bows as Pierre!
by Jennifer Broski - May 5, 2017

Dave Malloy, creator of the twelve-time Tony nominated new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, made his Broadway performing debut in the show last night, stepping into the role of 'Pierre' for 10 performances across May and June 2017. Last night the company toasted the newly minted three time Tony nominee, as he made his Broadway performing debut. BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the special occasion below! (more...)

VIDEO: Charmante! See the New Music Video for GREAT COMET's 'Charming'VIDEO: Charmante! See the New Music Video for GREAT COMET's 'Charming'
by Stage Tube - Apr 25, 2017

See the brand-new music video from the immersive Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812. Starring actress Amber Gray, who plays Helene in the show, the video features the show's most villainous anthem, 'Charming.' (more...)

VIDEO: Do You Hear What She's Saying or Not? Grace McLean, Denee Benton, and Brittain Ashford Record 'In My House'VIDEO: Do You Hear What She's Saying or Not? Grace McLean, Denee Benton, and Brittain Ashford Record 'In My House'
by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2017

The new cast recording of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 is on it's way! Recently released is the recording session of 'In My House' featuring all-star cast members Grace McLean, Denee Benton, and Brittain Ashford. Check out the haunting scene below! (more...)

VIDEO: 'GREAT COMET's Josh Groban Reveals How His Fat Suit Saved Him from InjuryVIDEO: 'GREAT COMET's Josh Groban Reveals How His Fat Suit Saved Him from Injury
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Josh Groban and the cast of Broadway's THE GREAT COMET performed live on today's ABC's GOOD MORNING AMERICA. Prior to the performance, Groban chatted about the experience of making his Broadway debut in the musical. (more...)

VIDEO: Josh Groban & Cast of 'GREAT COMET' Perform 2 Songs Live on GMA!VIDEO: Josh Groban & Cast of 'GREAT COMET' Perform 2 Songs Live on GMA!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Josh Groban and the cast of Broadway's THE GREAT COMET performed 'Prologue' and 'Pierre' live on today's ABC's GOOD MORNING AMERICA. Watch the appearance in full below! (more...)

DVR Alert: Josh Groban & Cast of 'THE GREAT COMET' to Perform on GMADVR Alert: Josh Groban & Cast of 'THE GREAT COMET' to Perform on GMA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

BWW has learned that today, April 14th,  Josh Groban and the cast of Broadway's THE GREAT COMET will give a live performance on ABC's GOOD MORNING AMERICA. Be sure to set your DVR's. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Follow THE GREAT COMET Into the Recording Studio with Brittain Ashford!BWW TV Exclusive: Follow THE GREAT COMET Into the Recording Studio with Brittain Ashford!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 13, 2017

The new cast recording of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 ( now in performances at Broadway's Imperial Theatre) is on it's way! Details on the release of forthcoming album, which will feature Josh Groban as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton as 'Natasha,' will be announced soon, but fans need wait no longer for a behind the scenes sneak peek! (more...)

VIDEO: Lucas Steele Gets Personal with BC/EFA Speech After 'GREAT COMET'VIDEO: Lucas Steele Gets Personal with BC/EFA Speech After 'GREAT COMET'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Lucas Steele took a moment after a performance of Broadway's NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 to give a touching speech encouraging donations to BC/EFA. See what he had to say below!  (more...)

VIDEO: GREAT COMET Releases Music Video for 'Sonya Alone'VIDEO: GREAT COMET Releases Music Video for 'Sonya Alone'
by Stage Tube - Apr 7, 2017

See the brand-new music video for 'Sonya Alone' from the immersive Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812. Starring actress Brittain Ashford, who plays Sonya in the show, the video features one of the show's most tender moments as the actress sings the moving, act two ballad. (more...)

DVR Alert: Josh Groban & Cast of 'THE GREAT COMET' to Perform on GMADVR Alert: Josh Groban & Cast of 'THE GREAT COMET' to Perform on GMA
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

BWW has learned that on Friday, April 14th,  Josh Groban and the cast of Broadway's THE GREAT COMET will give a live performance on ABC's GOOD MORNING AMERICA. Be sure to set your DVR's. (more...)

BWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - Madly In Love: The Blazing, Immersive Genius of THE GREAT COMETBWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - Madly In Love: The Blazing, Immersive Genius of THE GREAT COMET
by Guest Blogger: Alyssa Sileo - Feb 27, 2017

Valentine's Day came a tad late for this historical-theatre devotee, but there is no home for disdain in my heart after a day like February 18th. (more...)

'GREAT COMET' to Welcome HAMILTON Star as Josh Groban's Summer Successor'GREAT COMET' to Welcome HAMILTON Star as Josh Groban's Summer Successor
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Okieriete 'Oak' Onaodowan, best known for originating the roles of Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in Hamilton, will join the cast of the new Broadway musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 as 'Pierre' beginning July 3, 2017, starring alongside Denée Benton as 'Natasha.' Click below to watch a fun video introducing the new star! (more...)

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