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STAGE TUBE: Josh Groban Plays Accordion in Rehearsal for 'GREAT COMET' Opening Number

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!

THE GREAT COMET announced its full cast this week, featuring the Broadway debuts of 18 cast and creative team members including Josh Groban as 'Pierre' and Denée 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 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.

Led by Groban and Benton, the cast of THE GREAT COMET will include Brittain Ashford* as 'Sonya,'Gelsey Bell* as 'Princess Mary,' Nicholas Belton as 'Bolkonsky/Andrey,' Nick Choksi* as 'Dolokhov,' Amber Gray* as 'Helene,' Grace McLean* as 'Marya D,' Paul Pinto* as 'Balaga,' Scott Stangland as 'Pierre' (standby), and Lucas Steele as 'Anatole.' In the ensemble are Sumayya Ali, Courtney Bassett*, Josh Canfield, Ken Clark*, Erica Dorfler, Lulu Fall, Ashley Pérez Flanagan*, Nick Gaswirth, Azudi Onyejekwe, Pearl Rhein*, Heath Saunders*, Katrina Yaukey, and Lauren Zakrin.

THE GREAT COMET is a theatrical experience like no other. Malloy's inspired adaptation of a 70-page slice of War and Peace puts audiences just inches away from Tolstoy's brash young lovers, as they light up Moscow in an epic tale of romance and passion.

In celebration of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 announcing our Broadway house, The Imperial Theatre, here's a rehearsal video of Josh Groban and cast going through the opening number! #StewartWhitley #CastingDirector #GreatComet #TheCometReturns #TheCometOnBroadway #AndreyWasntThere

Posted by Stewart/Whitley on Monday, March 7, 2016

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