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Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Nov 16, 2016

The new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 just had a starry Broadway opening Monday night, at the Imperial Theatre. Featuring the Broadway debuts of 24 cast and creative team members, including Josh Groban as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton as 'Natasha,' the new musical is created by Dave Malloy (Ghost Quartet, Preludes) and directed by Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown, Artistic Director of The TEAM), also making their Broadway debuts. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony and below, check out photos of recipient Katrina Yaukey with the company! (more...)

New Book Will Chronicle the Journey Behind 'GREAT COMET'; Includes All-New Recordings!New Book Will Chronicle the Journey Behind 'GREAT COMET'; Includes All-New Recordings!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Follow the tail! NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812: THE JOURNEY OF A NEW MUSICAL TO BROADWAY, edited and compiled by Steven Suskin with script and annotations by Dave Malloy, will hit the shelves this month. (more...)

Photo Coverage: NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Celebrates Opening Night!Photo Coverage: NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Celebrates Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Nov 15, 2016

The new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 just had a starry Broadway opening last night, at the Imperial Theatre. Featuring the Broadway debuts of 24 cast and creative team members, including Josh Groban as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton as 'Natasha,' the new musical is created by Dave Malloy(Ghost Quartet, Preludes) and directed by Rachel Chavkin(Hadestown, Artistic Director of The TEAM), also making their Broadway debuts. (more...)

BWW Review: NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Makes Rousing, Sexy Musical Fun Out Of 'War And Peace'BWW Review: NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Makes Rousing, Sexy Musical Fun Out Of 'War And Peace'
by Michael Dale - Nov 15, 2016

No, you didn't fall asleep on the Q train on your way to Broadway's latest musical and accidentally wind up at the largest, and perhaps rowdiest Russian supper club in all of Brighton Beach. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2016

With opening just one night away, NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, starring Josh Groban* as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton* as 'Natasha' in their Broadway debuts, has shared some gorgeous productions photos sure to make theatre lovers more excited than ever for the thrilling new musical that is unlike any other on Broadway-check out the new photos below! (more...)

THE GREAT COMET, Starring Josh Groban, Sets Digital Lottery, Rush PolicyTHE GREAT COMET, Starring Josh Groban, Sets Digital Lottery, Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, starring Josh Groban* as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton* as 'Natasha' in their Broadway debuts, announced today a digital lottery and rush policy. (more...)

Twenty-Four to Make Broadway Debuts as 'GREAT COMET' Announces Complete CastTwenty-Four to Make Broadway Debuts as 'GREAT COMET' Announces Complete Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Complete casting has been announced for the new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, featuring the Broadway debuts of 24 cast and creative team members, including Josh Groban* as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton* as 'Natasha.' (more...)

VIDEO: GREAT COMET's Brittain Ashford Unveils New Prairie Empire Music Video 'Circles'VIDEO: GREAT COMET's Brittain Ashford Unveils New Prairie Empire Music Video 'Circles'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Brittain Ashford (Sonya in the upcoming NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812) has just released a new music video for the song 'Circles' from her band Prairie Empire's new record, THE SALT. Check it out below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Casts of GREAT COMET, WAITRESS & More Arrive at Broadway In Bryant Park!Photo Coverage: Casts of GREAT COMET, WAITRESS & More Arrive at Broadway In Bryant Park!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 29, 2016

The best of Broadway will be performing FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with '106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park 2016' - a lunchtime series that continued this week, July 28 on the Bryant Park Stage. Hosted by LITE FM's on-air personalities, the 16th annual presentation of open-air, On- and Off- Broadway lunch hour performances will run through Thursday, August 11. (more...)

Dave Malloy's GHOST QUARTET Plays in Concert at Maria Hernandez Park TonightDave Malloy's GHOST QUARTET Plays in Concert at Maria Hernandez Park Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Bushwick Starr presents the very first performance of The Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment's Off Broadway in the Boros inaugural series. For one night only, tonight, July 29th, 2016, Dave Malloy, composer/playwright of the Broadway-bound Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, brings his award-winning chamber musical GHOST QUARTET, a haunted song cycle about love, death, and whisky, to Bushwick's Maria Hernandez Park for a very special outdoor performance at sunset. (more...)

BWW TV: Broadway-Bound NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Gives a Sneak Peek in Bryant Park!BWW TV: Broadway-Bound NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Gives a Sneak Peek in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 28, 2016

In attendance was the cast of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (Denee Benton, Nicholas Belton, Paul Pinto, Brittain Ashford, Nick Choksi, Gelsey Bell, Scott Strangland, Lulu Fall,Sumayya Ali, Ken Clark, Azudi Onyejekwe, Josh Canfield, Pearl Rhein, Lauren Zakrin, Courtney Bassett, Ashley Perez Flannigan, Nick Gaswirth, Billy Kiessling, Andrew Mayer) who performed 'Prologue,' 'Charming,' and 'No One Else'. Check out highlights below! (more...)

Michael C. Hall & Todd Almond, Brasil Summerfest and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub This SummerMichael C. Hall & Todd Almond, Brasil Summerfest and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from tomorrow, July 27, through August 7, 2016. Scroll down for details, and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Beth Malone, Denee Benton & More Set for BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK This WeekBeth Malone, Denee Benton & More Set for BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The best of Broadway will be performing FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with '106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park 2016, continuing this Thursday, July 28 (12:30pm) on the Bryant Park Stage. Hosted by LITE FM's on-air personalities, the 16th annual presentation of open-air, On- and Off- Broadway lunch hour performances will run through Thursday, August 11. This year's 106.7 LITE FM'S Broadway in Bryant Park is presented by New York-Presbyterian for Kids and TKTS Discount Ticketing Booth. (more...)

Dave Malloy's GHOST QUARTET to Play in Concert at Maria Hernandez ParkDave Malloy's GHOST QUARTET to Play in Concert at Maria Hernandez Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The Bushwick Starr is thrilled to present the very first performance of The Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment's Off Broadway in the Boros inaugural series. For one night only, July 29th, 2016, Dave Malloy, composer/playwright of the Broadway-bound Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, brings his award-winning chamber musical Ghost Quartet, a haunted song cycle about love, death, and whisky, to Bushwick's Maria Hernandez Park for a very special outdoor performance at sunset. (more...)

Lady Rizo, Ghost Quartet, Alexis & the Samurai & More Coming Up at Joe's PubLady Rizo, Ghost Quartet, Alexis & the Samurai & More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, running July 20-31, 2016. Scroll down or visit www.joespub.com for details! (more...)

Lady Rizo, Ghost Quartet, Alexis & the Samurai & More Coming Up at Joe's PubLady Rizo, Ghost Quartet, Alexis & the Samurai & More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, running July 20-31, 2016. Scroll down or visit www.joespub.com for details! (more...)

Grace McLean, The Bengsons, Daisy Foote, & Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival to Headline 2016 Events at SPACE on Ryder FarmGrace McLean, The Bengsons, Daisy Foote, & Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival to Headline 2016 Events at SPACE on Ryder Farm
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

SPACE on Ryder Farm, the non-profit artist residency program located on Ryder Farm, an idyllic 200 year-old working organic farm on the border of Putnam and Westchester Counties, announces its 2016 season of public events featuring performances by SPACE's resident artists. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Art for THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 on BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at New Art for THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Created by Dave Malloy (Preludes, Ghost Quartet) and directed by Rachel Chavkin (Small Mouth Sounds, Preludes) -- making their Broadway debuts -- NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 will blaze into Broadway's Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) beginning in the first week of October with opening night set for Monday, November 14, 2016. Check out a first look at the new art for Broadway below! (more...)

NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Launches Official Countdown to BroadwayNATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Launches Official Countdown to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The show has just launched a countdown teaser on its official website showing the comet's distance from the Great White Way, along with the opportunity to sign up for THE GREAT COMET's exclusive presale, starting April 24. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 'GREAT COMET' Star Josh Groban Shows Off Piano Skills with Seth RudetskySTAGE TUBE: 'GREAT COMET' Star Josh Groban Shows Off Piano Skills with Seth Rudetsky
by Stage Tube - Apr 5, 2016

We already saw the multi-talented Josh Groban rock the accordion in rehearsal for Broadway's NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. Now, get a taste of the Broadway newbie's piano skills in his latest sit-down with DISASTER!'s Seth Rudetsky. Check it out below! (more...)

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