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Dave Malloy Adds Additional Annotations for THE GREAT COMET Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2017

Composer Dave Malloy announced via Twitter today that he has added more annotations over on Genius for THE GREAT COMET Original Broadway Cast Recording. Check out the tweet below and see the changes on genius.com! (more...)

Andrey Wasn't There But Katie Couric Was, See Her Visit to GREAT COMET
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

Renowned journalist Katie Couric stopped by Pierre's Russian salon this week when she saw Broadway's NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. It seems she enjoyed shaking her egg, as she called it one of the most original and energetic shows she had ever seen. Check out her photo with the cast below! (more...)

THE GREAT COMET Wants You! The Season's Most Nominated Show Seeks Ensemble for Epic Tony Performance!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The season's most Tony-nominated show, Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 is gearing up for Tony's night. In order to re-create the immersive vibe of this slice of Tolstoy for Radio City Music Hall, the production is currently seeking performers to fill out their ensemble for Tony's night. (more...)

VIDEO: Which Musicals Inspired GREAT COMET? Stars Sing Dave Malloy's Favorites!
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2017

In a recent concert for SiriusXM, NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 creator Dave Malloy revealed the inspiration for the songs and characters of his twelve-time Tony-nominated musical. Below, check out a few of the performances from his cast, singing from musicals like The Music Man, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and more! (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Announces SEEKING THE HUMAN SPIRIT
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) today announced plans for Seeking the Human Spirit (STHS), a six-year multidisciplinary initiative designed to highlight the universal spiritual themes raised in opera and to expand and deepen Houstonians' connections to opera and to art. Launching in the fall of 2017, STHS comprises three mainstage operas each season-one of which will be a new work-united by a single theme, and complementary projects by HGO and partner organizations created to enhance and enrich the community's experience of the themes. Some of these activities will be available to the public; others will offer personal access to opera and HGO artists and staff for groups such as hospital patients, women who are rebuilding their lives after homelessness, and young people pursuing interfaith projects.  (more...)

Photos and Video: Bebe Neuwirth Tells Stories to Recovering Canines at the ASPCA
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Yesterday afternoon Broadway actress and current star of CBS' Madam Secretary, Bebe Neuwirth, dropped by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' (ASPCA) Canine Annex for Recovery and Enrichment (CARE) to read one of her favorite novels to recovering canine cruelty victims. Scroll down for photos and footage from her visit! (more...)

The Hypocrites' Immersive PIRATES OF PENZANCE and More Set for NYU Skirball's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

NYU Skirball's 2017-18 season will feature over 45 unique presentations by some of the world's leading provocateurs, artists and activists, performing unconventional and often controversial works in varied spaces throughout the Skirball Center - turning the lobby, dressing rooms, hallways and backstage areas into centers of creativity. (more...)

BWW CD Review: NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Multifaceted and Riveting
by David Clarke - May 19, 2017

Inspired by a 70-page sliver of the sprawling 1215-page tome War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, Dave Malloy's NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 is an all-encompassing feat of musical theater. Now, Reprise Records has released the sterling and elaborate NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (Original Broadway Cast Recording). (more...)

BWW Interview: Show-Stopper Grace McLean Talks GREAT COMET, The Necessity of Art and the Importance of Being Weird
by Matthew Blank - May 19, 2017

We talk to Grace McLean, who dazzles audiences nightly in her show-stopping turn as Marya in NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. (more...)

South Florida Has Tony Award Ties
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, nominated for more Tony Awards than any other Broadway show this season, may use Tolstoy's "War and Peace" as its basis, but it also has roots in South Florida. (more...)

'GREAT COMET' to Trail Across Broadway Into Winter 2018; New Block of Tickets Released!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, nominated for 12 Tony Awards including Best Musical, announced today that a new block of tickets is now on sale through January 8, 2018. (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: Complete Cast Recording of NATAHSA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2017

Vulture has today shared a first listen to the two-disc cast recording of Broadway's NATAHSA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, starring Tony nominees Josh Groban and Denee Benton. (more...)

VIDEO: Tony Nominated Paloma Young Gives Inside Look at 'GREAT COMET' Costume Designs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

ABC News' got an inside look at the costume design for Broadway's NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 from Tony-nominated costume designer Paloma Young. (more...)

VIDEO: Josh Groban & 'GREAT COMET' Cast Talk Tonys & Diversity on Broadway
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sat down with the Tony nominated stars Josh Groban, Denee Benton, and Lucas Steele as well as Tony nominated director Rachel Chavkin and creator Dave Malloy to talk about the show, the Tonys and diversity on Broadway. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: The Great Storyteller of 2017, Rachel Chavkin, Explains How She Told the Tale of GREAT COMET
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 5, 2017

It takes a village to recreate the giant world of War and Peace in a supper club-style Broadway theatre. Chief of that village is Rachel Chavkin, who earned her first Tony nomination for Best Direction for her ingenious work on Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. Below, watch as she explains why the show's long journey to the Imperial has been so rewarding.  (more...)

HAMILTON's Okieriete Onaodowan Will Make His GREAT COMET Debut on July 11
by Marissa Sblendorio - Jun 30, 2017

Okieriete 'Oak' Onaodowan, best known for originating the roles of Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in Hamilton, will join the cast of the new Broadway musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 as 'Pierre' beginning July 11th, 2017, a week later than expected.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: What About Josh? Josh Groban Receives Sardi's Portrait
by Walter McBride - Jun 3, 2017

Internationally renowned performer and current star of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 Josh Groban just received his very own Sardi's portrait. There to celebrate with Groban were Great Comet mastermind Dave Malloy, director Rachel Chavkin, and members of the cast including Tony nominee Lucas Steele. BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the big moment, check out photos below!  (more...)

San Francisco Opera Awards Opera Medal to Head of Wardrobe Geoffry M. Craig
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

At the conclusion of last night's performance of Verdi's Rigoletto, San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock presented the Company's Head of Wardrobe, Geoffry M. Craig, with the San Francisco Opera Medal, the Company's highest honor. Craig joined the Wardrobe Department staff in 1981 as a dresser, became Head of Men's Wardrobe in 1986 and assumed his current position of Deparment Head in 1999. After 36 years of service, Craig will retire from San Francisco Opera at the end of the 2017 Summer Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DEATH COMES FOR THE WAR POETS at Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Blackfriars Repertory Theatre and The Storm Theatre Company presented the world premiere of Death Comes for the War Poets, a dramatic verse tapestry by Joseph Pearce. The production, which was performed June 9-24, 2017 at The Sheen Center, directed by Peter Dobbins. Scroll down for photos of the production! (more...)

ANIMAL, Starring Rebecca Hall, Extends at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced that the New York premiere play Animal by Clare Lizzimore (Mint) and directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch (Harper Regan, Bluebird) has been extended an additional week through Sunday, July 2 in advance of officially opening next Tuesday, June 6. (more...)

Breaking: Ingrid Michaelson Will Make Her Broadway Debut in THE GREAT COMET OF 1812
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Multi-platinum recording artist Ingrid Michaelson will join the cast of Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 as 'Sonya' beginning July 3, 2017. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Welcome to Moscow! Charting GREAT COMET's Journey from 87 Seats to The Great White Way
by Linnae Medeiros - Jun 11, 2017

There may be a war going on out there somewhere, but inside the Imperial Theatre, but there is a whole other lush world being created by the team behind this season's NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. The warm-hearted Russians celebrating happiness, freedom and life eight times a week have been on quite the journey from the show's humble beginnings, and as the tale of romance and war gears up for its big night on the Tony Awards this Sunday, we look back on the many incarnations that led to the show blossoming into a new life on Broadway. (more...)


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NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812's Bradley King Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Bradley King has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical for NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. (more...)

NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812's Mimi Lien Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Mimi Lien has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical for NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. (more...)

VIDEO: Josh Groban & Cast of 'GREAT COMET' Perform on THE TONYS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Josh Groban and the cast of NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 performed   on tonight's TONY AWARDS. Watch the appearance below! (more...)

History's Hit Drama Series VIKINGS Returns to San Diego Comic-Con This July
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

HISTORY's hit drama series VIKINGS returns to San Diego Comic-Con with several exciting opportunities for fans including: a cast panel with new exclusive season five footage; a bona fide Vikings longship set ablaze in the San Diego Bay; a booth on the convention floor; drinking horn giveaways; an exclusive SDCC comic book and an elaborate funeral procession through downtown San Diego. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ingrid Michaelson Celebrates First Broadway Bow in THE GREAT COMET!
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 5, 2017

Multi-platinum recording artist Ingrid Michaelson has joined the cast of Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 as Sonya. Michaelson will be performing the role from July 3 to August 15, while Brittain Ashford, who originated the role of 'Sonya' takes a temporary leave from the show. Ashford will return to THE GREAT COMET on August 16. Ingrid Michaelson will not be performing August 2 through August 6. (more...)

VIDEO: Ingrid Michaelson and Brittain Ashford Sing GREAT COMET's 'Sonya Alone' -- Together!
by Stage Tube - Jul 5, 2017

Recording artist Ingrid Michaelson recently took over the role of Sonya in Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet and 1812. She teamed up with her predecessor Brittain Ashford to record a harmonized cover of the show's heartbreaking song 'Sonya Alone.' (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 5th, 2017 - Starry 'BULLETS' at Ogunquit and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 5, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Vincent Pastore and Sally Struthers star in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, starting tonight in Maine! (more...)

A Musical History Lesson: America 101
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

Happy 241st birthday, America! On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies officially declared independence from Great Britain, forming a brand new nation, which today celebrates over two centuries of freedom and democracy. In that time, our country has been through War and Peace, prosperity and poverty, progress and stagnation. (more...)

Tonight! Ingrid Michaelson Makes Broadway Debut in GREAT COMET Alongside Dave Malloy
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2017

Multi-platinum recording artist Ingrid Michaelson joins the cast of Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 as 'Sonya' tonight July 3, 2017. (more...)

Full Casts Announced for RULES FOR LIVING and THE WEIR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The full casts are today announced for English Touring Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Rose Theatre Kingston's production of Sam Holcroft's Rules for Living and English Touring Theatre and Mercury Theatre Colchester's production of Conor McPherson's The Weir, twenty years after its world premiere at the Royal Court. (more...)

What About Oak? GREAT COMET Producer Explains Okieriete Onaodowan's Exit
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

So what happened to Oak? Producer Howard Kagan explains: 'This continues our show's remarkable history of having great actors and singers see the show as audience members, only to tell us they are inspired to join the cast! Whenever possible we will accommodate them as we did here with Mandy and his Homeland TV schedule. Oak, who was scheduled to appear as Pierre for this period graciously agreed to make room for Mandy, and we sincerely hope that Oak will return to us in the fall or winter. He is a terrific Pierre.' (more...)

Mandy Patinkin to Return to Broadway as 'Pierre' in THE GREAT COMET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Tony and Emmy Award winner Mandy Patinkin will make his long-awaited return to Broadway in NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, starring as 'Pierre' from August 15 - September 3 only. (more...)

Casting Announced For WINDOWS at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Celebrating the 150th birthday of novelist and playwright John Galsworthy, the first professional UK production in 85 years of Windows by John Galsworthy opens at the Finborough Theatre for a three week limited season on Tuesday, 22 August 2017 (Press Nights: Thursday, 24 August and Friday, 25 August 2017 at 7.30pm). (more...)

VIDEO: GREAT COMET Takes Center Stage at Broadway in the Boros!
by Stage Tube - Jul 25, 2017

Below, watch as The Great Comet ensemble member Ashley Perez Flanagan performs 'Sonya Alone'! (more...)

VIDEO: There's a War Going on Out There in Westeros! GREAT COMET Covers GAME OF THRONES Theme
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2017

The Imperial is no stranger to accomplished musicians, but it's no doubt that GREAT COMET has brought a whole new level of musical genius to the stage. The latest in a long line of artistic shenanigans is a cover of the epic Game of Thrones theme song to celebrate the show's return tonight. Check out the video below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Ingrid Michaelson Finds Her Way to Broadway by the Light of THE GREAT COMET
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 14, 2017

Ingrid Michaelson has more than one reason to celebrate this summer. Following the release of her latest EP, Alter Egos, the multi-platinum recording artist is calling the Imperial Theatre home, playing Sonya in the Tony Award-winning musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. Michaelson's trip to Imperial Russia will be brief, as the songstress will only be performing the role through August 15, while Brittain Ashford, who originated the role takes a temporary leave from the show. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Okieriete 'Oak' Onaodowan Takes First Bows in THE GREAT COMET!
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 12, 2017

Okieriete 'Oak' Onaodowan, best known for originating the roles of Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in Hamilton, has officially joined the cast of the new Broadway musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 as 'Pierre' beginning last night, July 11th, 2017. (more...)

Okieriete 'Oak' Onaodowan Will Make His GREAT COMET Debut Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Okieriete 'Oak' Onaodowan, best known for originating the roles of Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in Hamilton, will officially join the cast of the new Broadway musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 as 'Pierre' beginning tonight, July 11th, 2017. (more...)

Alan Cumming to Star in BBC America's 8-Part Short Film Series QUEERS
by TV News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

BBC AMERICA is co-producing Queers, an eight-part short film series in which eight established writers respond to the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act which partially decriminalized homosexual acts between men in the UK. (more...)

Breaking: THE GREAT COMET Announces September Broadway Closing; Final Performers for Role of 'Pierre'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

This just in - NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 will play its final performance on Broadway Sunday, September 3rd at the Imperial Theatre. (more...)

NYU Skirball Theater Announces Worldly 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

NYU Skirball's 2017-18 theater season offers a wide range of presentations, from the political to the outrageous, and includes American premieres from the Palestinian Freedom Theatre, Chile's Teatro La Re-sentida, Ireland's bad boys THISISPOPBABY, and Berlin's outrageous Gob Squad theater. The Hypocrites theater of Chicago invites audiences onto the stage for a beach party in the New York premiere of its adaptation of Pirates of Penzance, and the public is invited to free, site-specific performances of the French classic, In the Solitude of the Cotton Fields, specially adapted for audience interaction. (more...)

Brittain Ashford Confirms GREAT COMET Return; Who Will Play Pierre?
by Alan Henry - Aug 2, 2017

Brittain Ashford took to social media to confirm she will be returning to GREAT COMET following Ingrid Michaelson's departure from the production. Rumors have been circulating about the fate of the show following the controversy of replacing Okieriete Onaodowan with Mandy Patinkin - who withdrew from the production following the outcry. (more...)

Toronto Film Festival Announces Four International Participants for Rising Stars Programme
by Movies News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

The Toronto International Film Festival® announced today four outstanding actors who will participate in the newly expanded TIFF Rising Stars programme. (more...)

First Division Museum Grand Reopening Set For August 26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

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Oak Onaodowan Dedicates His Final GREAT COMET Performance to Charlottesville Victim
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2017

Okieriete 'Oak' Onaodowan plays his final performance as Pierre in Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 today, and in light of the tragic events taking place in Charlottesville, Virginia, he has dedicated his final performance to Heather Heyer who was killed when a car drove through the crowd. (more...)

Your 2017 Summer Reading List Courtesy of Lin-Manuel Miranda
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is headed back to work this week following an extended vacation. Tis afternoon, the star took to Twitter to share his reading list with fans. (more...)

Cast Complete for London Transfer of TROUBLE IN MIND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Today, Print Room at the Coronet announced the full cast for the London transfer of Alice Childress' Trouble in Mind. (more...)

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