Sunday, March 12, 2017

‘Do You Hear the People Sing?’: Les Misérables Hits Its 30th Anniversary by Hannah Vine

The original Broadway production opened March 12, 1987, at the Imperial Theatre.

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Spend a Two Show Day at The Great Comet by Hannah Vine

Brittain Ashford shows us what it’s like to do a double-duty day at Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 at the Imperial Theatre.

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Backstage with Richard Ridge: GREAT COMET Bad Boy Lucas Steele Talks the Evolution of Anatole by Richard Ridge

In the opening song of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, audiences quickly learn that Anatole who spends his money on women and wine is hot. When Lucas Steele hits the stage at th…

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Photo Coverage: GREAT COMET Celebrates 100 Performances on Broadway by Jessica Fallon Gordon

On Thursday, February 9th, Broadway's Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 celebrated 100 performances at Broadway's Imperial Theatre. The whole cast was on hand to celebrate the occ…

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Broadway Theater Reviews: Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 and In Transit by Lauren Yarger

Josh Groban and Denee Benton. Photo: Chad BatkaNew Year Brings New and Exciting Shows to BroadwayBy Lauren YargerYou heard me chat about these two musicals on the radio when they opened…

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Disappointed Josh Groban fans are sobbing on Broadway by Michael Riedel

If you want to see 1,000 women burst into tears, hand them a piece of paper that says, “We regret to inform you that Josh Groban is unable to appear in today’s performance of ‘The Grea…

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Friday, February 3, 2017

See Ben Stiller, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and More Visit The Great Comet by Hannah Vine

They all stopped by Broadway’s Imperial Theatre to visit with Josh Groban and the cast.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Review: A Love Letter to The Great Comet by Michael Block

By Michael BlockThe journey to Broadway was not nearly as long as Leo Tolstoy’s novel but there's a grand coronation for the arrival of Dave Malloy's astonishing Natasha, Pierre, and the G…

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Great Comet's Dave Malloy, Sweat's Lynn Nottage & More Join Signature Theatre Playwright Residency Programs by Lindsey Sullivan

What a roster! Signature Theatre has announced four award-winning playwrights to join its residency programs. Obie Award winner Dave Malloy, whose Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812…

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

"Dear Evan Hansen" Leads this Spring's Invasion of New Shows by New Show Makers by Broadway & Me

It's hard not to be won over by Dear Evan Hansen, the new musical that has made a triumphant transfer from Second Stage Theatre, where it played last spring, to Broadway's The Music Box thea…

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Natasha, Pierre Cast Celebrate Book Signing by Sandi Durell

    The fabulous cast of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 were excited and eager to sing some of their songs from this remarkable production currently at the site-speci…

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

"Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812" Shines Brightly But Illuminates Little by Broadway & Me

The Oxford Dictionary declared "post-truth" to be 2016's word of the year but in the theater world, I think a better choice would have been the word "immersive." Everywhere you looked, …

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Friday, December 30, 2016

The Great Comet's Josh Groban Named Broadway.com Star of the Year for 2016! by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Raise a glass of vodka to Josh Groban! After an intense few days of voting, you have made the crooner your 2016 Broadway.com Star of the Year. A man of his word, Groban made his long-awaited…

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Call Me Madame: Backstage at Wicked with Sheryl Lee Ralph, Episode 6: Broadway Dreams by Broadway.com

This week, Wicked's Sheryl Lee Ralph brings a box of dreams to the Imperial Theatre, where Dreamgirls opened 35 years ago.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Look Back at the Original Broadway Production of Dreamgirls on Its 35th Anniversary by Hannah Vine

The show opened at the Imperial Theatre December 20,1981.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Denee Benton on Reminding Young Girls to Dream Big in Great Comet: 'It's Exciting to Be a Part of That' by Lindsey Sullivan

Broadway's Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 is an out-of-this-world performance experience, and newcomer Denée Benton is luminous as Natasha. Benton stopped by The Late…

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Theater News: Josh Groban Extends Run in Broadway's Great Comet; Creator Dave Malloy to Join Cast

Rachel Chavkin directs the acclaimed production at the Imperial Theatre.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Composer Dave Malloy to Step in for Josh Groban in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 for Select Performances by Ryan McPhee

When Josh Groban’s out of The Great Comet next year, you may just catch another star. Broadway.com has confirmed that Dave Malloy, composer of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 18…

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Josh Groban Sets Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 Departure Date by Broadway.com

Good news, Broadway, Josh Groban is in it for the long haul! After receiving much acclaim for his Main Stem debut in Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, the Grammy nominee has annou…

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Spotlight On...Andrew Mayer by Michael Block

Name: Andrew MayerHometown: Staten Island, NYEducation: BFA in Acting from Boston University School of Theatre, Manhattan School of Music (Pre-college), LAMDA classical intensive.Select Cred…

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Let Your Heart Be Light! Watch The Great Comet Star Josh Groban Perform at the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting by Lindsey Sullivan

Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812's set and cast sparkles and shines as brightly as the holiday decorations in New York City! One of the brightest of all: Rockefeller Center…

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Total immersion by Terry Teachout

In today’s Wall Street Journal “Sightings” column I write about the immersive-art trend. Here’s an excerpt. * * * Not counting “Hamilton,” Broadway’s hottest musical is “Nata…

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How The Great Comet Transformed the Imperial Theatre Into an Immersive Russian Supper Club by Michael Gioia

Director Rachel Chavkin and set designer Mimi Lien explain the impressive musical theatre overhaul.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

VIDEO: Josh Groban Talks GREAT COMET; Performs 'Merry Little Christmas' Live on TODAY by TV News Desk

Josh Groban stopped by this morning's TODAY on NBC to discuss making his Broadway debut in NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET, currently running at New York City's Imperial Theatre.

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Florence Henderson, Who Went from Broadway to The Brady Bunch, Dies at 82 by Paul Wontorek

Florence Henderson, the well-loved stage and TV star, has died, according to the Associated Press. She was 82. Henderson got her start on the stage, making her Broadway debut at the age of …

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Review Roundup: ‘Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812’ by Amy Sapp

Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, the immersive musical based on a section of Leo Tolstoy’s literary masterwork War and Peace, opened at the Imperial Theatre on November 14. G…

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Broadway Law: “Shuffle Along” Suit Follows “Comet” Settlement by Patrick Pacheco

The legal salvos flying over the program billing in “The Great Comet of 1812” were happily resolved just before that Broadway musical opened to very strong notices.  But then just o…

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Review: ‘Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812’ at the Imperial Theatre in NYC by Richard Seff

A most elaborate and tastefully glamorous musical has arrived in town to brighten the holiday season. That’s Natasha, Pierre and their sisters and  their cousins and their aunts plus a fe…

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812's Gypsy Robe Ceremony! by Walter McBride

The new musical NATASHA, PIERRE amp THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 just had a starry Broadway opening Monday night, at the Imperial Theatre. Featuring the Broadway debuts of 24 cast and creative te…

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Snaps for Opening Night: Amber Gray and Grace McLean Get Glam by Ruthie Fierberg

Backstage at the Imperial Theatre, see these Great Comet stars prep for an after-party to remember.

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Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of GREAT COMET! by Walter McBride

The new musical NATASHA, PIERRE amp THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 just had a starry Broadway opening last night, at the Imperial Theatre. Featuring the Broadway debuts of 24 cast and creative team…

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