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Full Cast of Dave Malloy’s ‘Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet' with Josh Groban Revealed

By James Knight J.knight@classicalite.com on Mar 30, 2016 02:20 AM EDT

Dave Malloy’s musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, is coming to Broadway. The musical based off of Volume 2, Part 5 of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace, will star Josh Groban. Now, the full cast list has been announced. Check out the report below for a look at the musical.

Press notes for Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, describe the show, reading:

“Natasha is young, Anatole is hot, and Andrey isn't here… But what about Pierre? Based on a scandalous 70-page slice of War and Peace, this new musical is Tolstoy like you've never experienced him before. Step into a glamorous, romantic world of chandeliers, vodka and caviar in the salons and opera houses of 19th century Moscow, where passions ignite as Napoleon's war rages outside the city. With the cast and musicians swirling among audience members, this new musical brings to life the heart of literature's most epic tale of love and fate.”

Benton and Groban will lead the company in the title roles, alongside

Brittain Ashford as Sonya.
Gelsey Bell as Princess Mary.
Nicholas Belton as Bolonsky/Andrey.
Nick Choksi as Dolokhov.
Amber Gray as Helene.
Grace McLean as Marya D.
Paul Pinto as Balaga.
Lucas Steele as Anatole.

With Scott Stangland serving as standby for Pierre.

The ensemble cast includes:

Sumayya Ali, Courtney Bassett, Josh Canfield, Ken Clark, Erica Dorfler, Lulu Fall, Ashley Pérez Flanagan, Nick Gaswirth, Azudi Onyejekwe, Pearl Rhein, Heath Saunders, Katrina Yaukey, and Lauren Zakrin. Ashford, Bell, Choksi, Clark, Gray, McLean, Onyejekwe, Pinto, Steele, and Zakrin all appeared in the show's off-Broadway mountings.

Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 heads to the Imperial Theater this October for previews and will officially open on November 14.

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