Nick Choksi News

AND IF YOU LOSE YOUR WAY, OR A FOOD ODYSSEY to Open 6/13 at Invisible Dog Art Center
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

If we are what we eat, what are we? What is America's food culture, and where is it heading? And ultimately, how does food connect us? (more...)

Photo Coverage: In the Winners Room at the 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards!
by Jennifer Broski - May 05, 2014

The 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out last night at NYU Skirball Center, hosted by acclaimed husband and wife actors and comedians, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman. This year's event once again benefited The Actors Fund. BroadwayWorld was there for the full night of festivites, and below you can check out photos from inside of the winner's room. (more...)

2014 Lortel Award Winners - HERE LIES LOVE Wins Big, THE OPEN HOUSE Wins Best Play, and FUN HOME Wins Best Musical!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 04, 2014

The 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway will be handed out tonight at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00pm EST, and hosted by acclaimed husband and wife actors and comedians, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman. This year's event will once again benefit The Actors Fund. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you live updates of the winners! Check back throughout the night to see if your favorites won! (more...)

2014 Lortel Awards Presented Tonight - HERE LIES LOVE and NATASHA, PIERRE... Lead Noms
by BWW Special Coverage - May 04, 2014

The 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway will be handed out on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00pm EST, and hosted by acclaimed husband and wife actors and comedians, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman. This year's event will once again benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)

Photo Flash: Three Day Hangover Kicks Off Season with 'Big Boozy Benefit,' Featuring Michael Emerson, Lauren Molina & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Three Day Hangover's 'Big Boozy Benefit' was held on Sunday, March 30th was a star studded night of music and partying at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City. With highlights from the company's past productions and teasers for the upcoming season, the house was full of admirers and revelers ready to support the upcoming season. Check out a look back below! (more...)

THREE DAY HANGOVER Kicks Off Season with 'Big Boozy Benefit'
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 02, 2014

Three Day Hangover kicked off their 2014 season with the 'Big Boozy Benefit' at Rockwood Music Hall. The company looks forward to immersing their audiences in joyful productions of classic plays. (more...)

HERE LIES LOVE and NATASHA, PIERRE... Lead 2014 Lortel Awards Nominations for Off-Broadway; Full List!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 01, 2014

The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 18 categories and one special award for the 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Lortel Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00pm EST, and hosted by acclaimed husband and wife actors and comedians, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman. This year's event will once again benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)

Emmy-Winner Michael Emerson Joins Cast of Three Day Hangover's BIG BOOZY BENEFIT, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Emmy Award-winner Michael Emerson (Person of Interest, Lost) will join the cast for Three Day Hangover's Big Boozy Benefit, an event supporting the company's awesome 2014 Season to be held this Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 7pm at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2, 196 Allen Street (bet. East Houston and Stanton) in NYC. (more...)

Jennifer Mudge, Stephen Plunkett, Liv Rooth and More Join Three Day Hangover's BIG BOOZY BENEFIT, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

New cast members have been announced for Three Day Hangover's Big Boozy Benefit, an event supporting the company's awesome 2014 Season! Jennifer Mudge (Rocky), Autumn Hurlbert (NBC's The Sound of Music Live!), Allison Guinn (Hair), Stephen Plunkett (War Horse, The Mend), Chad Goodridge (Passing Strange), January LaVoy (Enron), and Liv Rooth (Beyond Therapy, Venus in Fur) will join the previously announced cast members, all of whom represent a crazy-talented and ridiculously good-looking group of actors from Broadway, film and TV. (more...)

Frankie J. Alvarez, Lauren Molina and More Set for Set for Three Day Hangover's BIG BOOZY BENEFIT, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Three Day Hangover has announced cast members for their Big Boozy Benefit, an event supporting their awesome 2014 Season! This group of crazy-talented and ridiculously good-looking Broadway, film and TV stars includes FRANKIE J. ALVAREZ (HBO's Looking), JOHN BEHLMANN (The 39 Steps), Nick Choksi (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812), KELLI GIDDISH (Law & Order: SVU), GREG HILDRETH (Cinderella, Peter and the Starcatcher), NICOLE LEWIS (Hair), LAUREN MOLINA (Rock of Ages, Sweeney Todd), and ROB MORRISON (Avenue Q). The Benefit will be held on March 30, 2014 at 7pm at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2, 196 Allen Street (bet. East Houston and Stanton) in NYC. (more...)

NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Closes Today; Film's Kickstarter $213,101 Short with 15 Hours to Go
by BWW News Desk - Mar 02, 2014

NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, named one of the Best Musicals of 2013 by The New York Times and one of Time Magazine's Top 10 Musicals of 2013, will close today at Kazino (45th Street between Times Square and 8th Avenue). In addition, today is the final day to give to the Kickstarter that was set up to help fund the filming of the show. The current tally, as of 8:30am, is 235 backers, who have pledged $36,899 of the $250,000 goal, with 15 hours to go. (more...)

Three Day Hangover Announces 2014 Season - Shakespeare, Chekhov and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

After bursting onto the New York theater scene in 2013 with back-to-back, critically-acclaimed productions, Three Day Hangover has planned a stellar 2014 season, announced today by co-artistic directors David Hudson, Beth Gardiner and Lori Wolter Hudson. The company will continue bringing innovative, joyful productions of classic plays to bars. This spring, they will produce Twelfth Night infused with a New York flair and a live band karaoke. Come summer, they'll shake things up by adding Chekhov to the mix in a vodka-soaked adaptation of Uncle Vanya. They'll finish the year with a Super-Secret Smash-Up of two Shakespeare plays combined into one, unique event. The company will kick off its season with a Big Boozy Benefit to be held on March 30, 2014 at 7pm at Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street (between East Houston and Stanton) in NYC. (more...)

Photo Coverage: NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Fans Take Part in 'War and Peace' Readathon!
by Jessica Gordon - Feb 27, 2014

In honor of the last week of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, the show just invited fans to Times Square to read Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace out loud, tag-team filibuster style, to celebrate great literature that has been made in to great theater! The epic event began on Tuesday and wrapped up this afternoon, when the reading was finally completed. BroadwayWorld stopped by for the festivities and you can check out photos below! (more...)

NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Eyes Big Screen Adaptation; Kickstarter Campaign to Launch Feb 11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

Entertainment Weekly writes that the producers of off-Broadway's NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 are planning a film adaptation of the interactive, operatic stage spectacle and will launch a Kickstarter campaign this coming Tuesday, February 11, to help fund the venture. The goal is currently set for $500,000. (more...)

'GREAT COMET' to Allow Audience Members to Send Own Love Letters During Valentine's Day Performances
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

Celebrate Valentine's Day in 19th century Russia with Natasha, Pierre and a love letter of your very own. GREAT COMET ticket-holders for performances beginning Tuesday, February 11th through Sunday, February 16th, can submit text in advance, which will be hand-written and delivered as beautifully as they were in 19th century Russia. Prior to the performance you are attending, visit www.greatcometof1812.com to write your love letter, and it will be hand-delivered to your table at the show. Tickets are on sale now at Telecharge.com for all performances through Sunday, March 2, 2014. (more...)

NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Extends Through 3/2 at Kazino
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Producers Howard and Janet Kagan announced today that due to popular demand, the limited engagement of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, named one of the Best Musicals of 2013 by The New York Times and one of Time Magazine's Top 10 Musicals of 2013,will extend for the third time at Kazino (45th Street between Times Square and 8thAvenue). Tickets are on sale now at Telecharge.com for performances through Sunday, March 2, 2014. (more...)

NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Hosts Party Following New Year's Eve Performance
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2013

Come celebrate this New Year's Eve in luxury at New York City's opulent Russian supper club, Kazino (45th Street between Times Square and 8thAvenue) with food, drink, music, dancing and Tolstoy's hottest young lovers. Enjoy a 4-course Russian feast and a performance of one of Time Magazine's Top 10 Musicals of 2013, NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, followed by a New Year's Eve party with a DJ and open bar until 2am. (more...)

NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 to Host Party Following New Year's Eve Performance
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

Come celebrate this New Year's Eve in luxury at New York City's opulent Russian supper club, Kazino (45th Street between Times Square and 8thAvenue) with food, drink, music, dancing and Tolstoy's hottest young lovers. Enjoy a 4-course Russian feast and a performance of one of Time Magazine's Top 10 Musicals of 2013, NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, followed by a New Year's Eve party with a DJ and open bar until 2am. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (Original Cast Recording) is Astonishingly Complex
by David Clarke - Dec 22, 2013

Nestled in the heart of New York City's Theater District, a slice of Russian literature has been making waves. At an opulent Supper Club housed within custom pop-up tent called Kazino, located at 259 West 45th Street, Dave Malloy's NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, a musical adaptation of Volume 2, Part 5 of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace, is enjoying a well-received revival, which is set to close on January 19, 2014. The musical premiered at Ars Nova in 2012, and has been consistently praised for its catchy original score, which enthusiastically blends both Russian folk and classical music with indie rock and electronic dance music. Now, this unforgettable score is preserved on Ghostlight Record's NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (Original Cast Recording). (more...)

Photo Coverage: NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Celebrates Album Release at Barnes & Noble
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 11, 2013

Barnes & Noble just celebrated the release of the new Ghostlight Records cast recording NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 with a special in-store performance and CD signing yesterday, December 10, the CD release date. The event was hosted by composer/writer Dave Malloy and included director Rachel Chavkin and members of the original cast. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos below! (more...)

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