The Great Comet

The Great Comet Tony Nominated Musical 2017


Best Musical
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical – Josh Groban
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical – Denée Benton
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical – Lucas Steele
Best Book of a Musical – Dave Malloy
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre – Music & Lyrics: Dave Malloy
Best Scenic Design of a Musical – Mimi Lien
Best Costume Design of a Musical – Paloma Young
Best Lighting Design of a Musical – Bradley King
Best Direction of a Musical – Rachel Chavkin
Best Choreography – Sam Pinkleton
Best Orchestrations – Dave Malloy


The Great Comet


Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 is a musical adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace, with music and libretto by Dave Malloy and directed by Rachel Chavkin. It is based on Volume 2, Part 5 of War and Peace, focusing on Natasha’s affair with Anatole, and Pierre’s search for meaning in his life.

The team behind the original production remounted the show at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts from December 2015 to January 2016. The production will open on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre on November 14, 2016, starring Josh Groban as Pierre and Denée Benton as Natasha, both making their Broadway debuts.

The Great Comet at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway

First Preview 18, Oct 2016

Opening Night 14, Nov 2016


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Denée Benton – Natasha
Broadway debut
Josh Groban – Pierre
Broadway debut
Brittain Ashford – Sonya
Broadway debut
Gelsey Bell – Princess Mary
Broadway debut
Nicholas Belton – Bolkonsky/Andrey
Nick Choksi – Dolokhov
Broadway debut
Amber Gray – Helene
Broadway debut
Grace McLean – Marya D
Broadway debut
Paul Pinto – Balaga
Broadway debut
Lucas Steele –  Anatole