VIDEO: Josh Groban Talks Immersive Audience Interaction in 'GREAT COMET OF 1812'

By: Feb. 01, 2017
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On last night's LATE SHOW, guest Josh Groban spoke to Stephen Colbert about making his Broadway debut in the new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. "You're looking people dead in the eye, they're sitting really inches from you, you're singing into their faces, you're spitting on their tables at times," said Groban of the interactive nature of the show. Watch the appearance below!

NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, starring Josh Groban* as 'Pierre' and Denée Benton* as 'Natasha' in their Broadway debuts, is a theatrical experience like no other. David 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.

Led by Groban and Benton, the cast of THE GREAT COMET includes 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.' The ensemble includes Sumayya Ali, Courtney Bassett*, Josh Canfield, Ken Clark*, Lulu Fall, Ashley Pérez Flanagan*, Nick Gaswirth, Alex Gibson*, Brad Giovanine, Kennedy Kaughell, Blaine Alden Krauss, Mary Page Nance, Shoba Narayan, Celia Mei Rubin, Billy Joe Kiessling*, Mary Spencer Knapp*, Reed Luplau, Brandt Martinez, Andrew Mayer*, Azudi Onyejekwe, Pearl Rhein*, Heath Saunders*, Ani Taj*, Katrina Yaukey, and Lauren Zakrin.

THE GREAT COMET features choreography by Sam Pinkleton, set design by Mimi Lien*, costume design by Tony Award winner Paloma Young, lighting design by Bradley King*, sound design by Nicholas Pope, music supervision by Sonny Paladino, musical direction by Or Matias*, casting by Stewart/Whitley, and production stage management by Karyn Meek.

Photo credit: Scott Kiwalchyk/CBS

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