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View Comments Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 3, 2017 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.
Press Association Sunderland owner Ellis Short is closing in on a new director of football as he plans for the long-term future. Short, who dispensed with De Fanti’s services in January, is keen to persist with the model he adopted ahead of last summer’s overhaul while Paolo Di Canio was still manager. However, the 14 signings, 13 of them from overseas, made under the Italian failed to make the desired impact during the early months of the campaign and Di Canio was shown the door in September. De Fanti lasted a further four months, but it soon became apparent that new boss Gus Poyet wanted more of a say in the club’s January signings with then Brighton midfielder Liam Bridcutt his number one target. Poyet’s involvement in the winter transfer window – along with chief executive Margaret Byrne – proved time-consuming, and help on that front would be welcome, although perhaps on a different basis to the formula which existed on his arrival. It is understood the club is ready to hand Lee Congerton the chance to succeed Roberto De Fanti at the Stadium of Light and oversee the club’s recruitment wing. Former Chelsea chief scout Congerton is currently employed as Hamburg’s technical director after following Frank Arnesen from Stamford Bridge to Germany.
Great Olympics attacker Godwin Attram his reputation will take a severe beating should the Wonder Club be relegated.Attram believes the quality at the disposal of head coach Yaw Acheampong will be vital and even decisive as the team battles to avoid the drop.“From the beginning of the season we have never thought of relegation despite the position,” Attram said.“The experienced players in the team will want to defend our names and that is the reason why I know we are not part of the [teams heading for] relegation.”“The class of players we have and the resolution of problems within the high ranking officials of the team makes us stronger in the final stages of the season.”CLICK TO READ: More Oly bigwigs promise relegation escape The captain opened the scoring for the Wonder Club against Bechem United as they secured three vital points in a 2-1 victory on Sunday. “My goal against Bechem United inspired the entire team and I believe it can trigger us into more of such wins in the league. ““Yes, I know football is unpredictable but it will be too criminal if we are relegated from the league.”Olympics continue with their survival fight when they play as guests to fellow strugglers B.A United in a midweek fixture.CLICK TO READ: Game by game previews of today’s league games –Follow Kweku on Twitter : @ nana _odum. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtag