Nick Choksi News

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...)

THE PASSING SEASON, Featuring Stage Stars, to Premiere at RIIFFTHE PASSING SEASON, Featuring Stage Stars, to Premiere at RIIFF
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Starring Tony nominee Brian J. Smith (Sense8, Quantico, The Glass Managerie - Broadway), Gayle Rankin (Cabaret - Broadway, The Meyerowitz Stories - dir. Noah Baumbach), Patrick Murney, Elizabeth Alderfer and Nick Choksi, THE PASSING SEASON premieres this week at the Rhode Island International Film Festival, the same week during which its director Gabriel Long moves back to his home state via Brooklyn, NY. (more...)

Sonnet Repertory Theatre Presents THE OTHER SHORE at Classic Stage CompanySonnet Repertory Theatre Presents THE OTHER SHORE at Classic Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Sonnet Repertory Theatre celebrates classic theatre for a modern planet with a production of a new musical, The Other Shore, directed by Wade McCollum. The Other Shore is being staged at Classic Stage Company (136 East 13th Street, NYC) and performances are Monday, August 15 at 3:00pm and Tuesday, August 16 at 3:00pm. (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...)

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...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Encores! GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATERBWW TV: Watch Highlights from Encores! GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 27, 2016

Next up at Encores! Off-Center is Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. The first musical written by the blockbuster team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, the Off-Center production will star Skylar Astin, Derrick Baskin, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Nick Choksi, Eddie Cooper, Kevin Del Aguila, Santino Fontana, Clark Johnson, James Earl Jones, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Kevin Ligon, Marla Louissaint, Liz McCartney, Bonnie Milligan, Brynn O'Malley, and Kate Wetherhead. Check out a sneak peek of the cast in action below! (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...)

Carrie Preston, Frankie Alvarez, Suzy Hunt and More Join Tonight's EMPOWER HOURCarrie Preston, Frankie Alvarez, Suzy Hunt and More Join Tonight's EMPOWER HOUR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

THREE DAY HANGOVER - the acclaimed interactive theater company - has announced their lineup of talent for their new EmPOWER HOUR! tonight, July 25, 2016 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

BWW TV: Next Up at Encores! Off-Center... Preview Menken & Ashman's First Musical, GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATERBWW TV: Next Up at Encores! Off-Center... Preview Menken & Ashman's First Musical, GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 20, 2016

Next up at Encores! Off-Center is Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. The first musical written by the blockbuster team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, the Off-Center production will star Skylar Astin, Derrick Baskin, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Nick Choksi, Eddie Cooper, Kevin Del Aguila, Santino Fontana, Clark Johnson, James Earl Jones, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Eddie Korbich, Marla Louissaint, Liz McCartney, Bonnie Milligan, Brynn O'Malley, and Kate Wetherhead. (more...)

James Earl Jones, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Kate Wetherhead & More Join Cast of Encores! Off-Center's GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATERJames Earl Jones, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Kate Wetherhead & More Join Cast of Encores! Off-Center's GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

New York City Center today announced casting for the Encores! Off-Center production of Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. The first musical written by the blockbuster team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, the Off-Center productionwill star Skylar Astin, Derrick Baskin, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Nick Choksi, Eddie Cooper, Kevin Del Aguila, Santino Fontana, Clark Johnson, James Earl Jones, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Eddie Korbich, Marla Louissaint, Liz McCartney, Bonnie Milligan, Brynn O'Malley, and Kate Wetherhead. (more...)

BWW Interview: Get to Know Nick Choksi, Star of Clubbed Thumb's Summerworks THE TOMB OF KING TOTBWW Interview: Get to Know Nick Choksi, Star of Clubbed Thumb's Summerworks THE TOMB OF KING TOT
by Ashley LaChant - Jun 15, 2016

As Clubbed Thumb kicks off it's annual Summerworks collection, THE TOMB OF KING TOT is the second play in the line up, described as a comedy with a twist. An actor, musician and illustrator, Nick Choksi is no stranger to the arts, starring in KING TOT, his second Summerworks production. This fall, he'll be making his Broadway debut in NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. BroadwayWorld sat down with Choksi to learn more about his work. (more...)

Celia Keenan-Bolger, John Ellison Conlee & More Set for Clubbed Thumb's 2016 Summerworks SeriesCelia Keenan-Bolger, John Ellison Conlee & More Set for Clubbed Thumb's 2016 Summerworks Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb has announced initial casting for SUMMERWORKS, its annual series of new plays. (more...)

Clubbed Thumb Sets Starry 2016 Summerworks Series; Cast Announced!Clubbed Thumb Sets Starry 2016 Summerworks Series; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb has announced initial casting for SUMMERWORKS, its annual series of new plays. (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...)

STAGE TUBE: Josh Groban Plays Accordion in Rehearsal for 'GREAT COMET' Opening NumberSTAGE TUBE: Josh Groban Plays Accordion in Rehearsal for 'GREAT COMET' Opening Number
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2016

A rehearsal video has surfaced of Josh Groban and the cast of Broadway's NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 practicing the show's opening number -- complete with Groban (a man of many talents) on the accordion! Watch it below! (more...)

Video Roundup: With 18 Broadway Debuts in GREAT COMET OF 1812, Meet the Cast!Video Roundup: With 18 Broadway Debuts in GREAT COMET OF 1812, Meet the Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Full casting has been announced for the new musical THE GREAT COMET, featuring the Broadway debuts of 18 cast and creative team members including Josh Groban as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton as 'Natasha.' Created by Dave Malloy (Preludes, Ghost Quartet) and directed by Rachel Chavkin (Small Mouth Sounds, Preludes) - also making their Broadway debuts - THE GREAT COMET will blaze intoBroadway's Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) beginning in the first week of October with opening night set for Monday, November 14, 2016.Ticketing info will be announced shortly. To sign up for news updates and presale ticketing opportunities, visit www.greatcometbroadway.com. (more...)

Breaking News: Lucas Steele, Grace McLean, & More Will Join Josh Groban in GREAT COMET OF 1812 on Broadway; Full Cast Announced!Breaking News: Lucas Steele, Grace McLean, & More Will Join Josh Groban in GREAT COMET OF 1812 on Broadway; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Full casting has been announced for the new musical THE GREAT COMET, featuring the Broadway debuts of 18 cast and creative team members including Josh Groban as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton as 'Natasha.' Created by Dave Malloy (Preludes, Ghost Quartet) and directed by Rachel Chavkin (Small Mouth Sounds, Preludes) - also making their Broadway debuts - THE GREAT COMET will blaze intoBroadway's Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) beginning in the first week of October with opening night set for Monday, November 14, 2016.Ticketing info will be announced shortly. To sign up for news updates and presale ticketing opportunities, visit www.greatcometbroadway.com. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 and PIRATE PRINCESS at American Repertory TheatreSTAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 and PIRATE PRINCESS at American Repertory Theatre
by Stage Tube - Dec 26, 2015

Below, go behind-the-scenes and watch the set transform from a pirate ship to 19th century Russia, plus watch interviews with GREAT COMET director Rachel Chavkin and more! (more...)

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