Denee Benton & Josh Groban Begin Performances in Great Comet

first_img View Comments Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 3, 2017center_img Denée Benton(Photo: Evgenia Eliseeva) Denée Benton and Josh Groban are officially geeking out. The two Broadway debut-makers start performances in Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 on October 18. After an acclaimed off-Broadway run (which boasted an uproarious score, Hamilton fave Phillipa Soo and borscht), Dave Malloy’s Rachel Chavkin-helmed musical snapshot into Tolstoy’s Russian masterpiece War and Peace officially opens on November 14.In addition to Groban and Benton, the cast includes Brittain Ashford, Lucas Steele, Gelsey Bell, Nicholas Belton, Nick Choksi, Amber Gray, Grace McLean, Paul Pinto, Reed Luplau, Brandt Martinez, Alex Gibson, Billy Joe Kiessling, Mary Spencer Knapp, Andrew Mayer, Ani Taj, Cathryn Wake, Scott Stangland, Sumayya Ali, Courtney Bassett, Josh Canfield, Ken Clark, Erica Dorfler, Lulu Fall, Ashley Pérez Flanagan, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Nick Gaswirth, Azudi Onyejekwe, Pearl Rhein, Heath Saunders, Katrina Yaukey and Lauren Zakrin.Great Comet follows follows Natasha (Benton), a young girl who forms a relationship with the attractive rebel Anatole (Steele) while her betrothed Andrey (Belton) is off fighting. Andrey’s best friend Pierre (Groban) remains on high alert as the new romance blossoms.last_img

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