Nick Choksi News

THE GREAT COMET Creator Dave Malloy Will Make His Broadway Debut as PierreTHE GREAT COMET Creator Dave Malloy Will Make His Broadway Debut as Pierre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Dave Malloy, creator of the "intoxicatingly good, rapturous" (Isherwood, NY Times) new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, will make his Broadway performing debut in the show this spring, stepping into the role of 'Pierre' for 10 performances across May and June 2017. (more...)

Encores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording StudioEncores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the first-ever cast album of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series.  (more...)

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...)


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...)

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...)

Clubbed Thumb Sets Starry 2016 Summerworks Series; Cast Announced!Clubbed Thumb Sets Starry 2016 Summerworks Series; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

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

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