Mandy Patinkin Will Return to Broadway in The Great Comet

Broadway News   Mandy Patinkin Will Return to Broadway in The Great Comet
 
The Evita and Sunday in the Park with George star will step into the role of Pierre.
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Tony winner Mandy Patinkin, most recently on Broadway in 2012 opposite his Evita co-star Patti LuPone in An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, will return to the Great White Way in August.

The Emmy winner will join the cast of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 beginning August 15 at the Imperial Theatre. Patinkin will play a three-week run as Pierre, the part created by Tony nominee Josh Groban and currently played by Hamilton alum Okieriete “Oak” Onaodowan. Patinkin will stay with the production through September 3.

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Patinkin will star opposite Tony nominee Denée Benton as Natasha. Onaodowan will play his final performance August 13.
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“Mandy Patinkin is a titan of musical theatre. He has given us some of the most unforgettable performances in Broadway history and created some of the most iconic leading roles ever written for musical theater,” said producer Howard Kagan in a statement. “So it's an incredible honor that Mandy said yes to the idea of making his return to Broadway as Pierre in The Great Comet. We can't wait to see how Mandy makes the role of Pierre his own as he joins the Comet family.”

Created by three-time Tony nominee Dave Malloy and directed by Tony nominee Rachel Chavkin, The Great Comet officially opened at Broadway’s Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) November 14, 2016.

Patinkin won his Tony for his performance in Evita. His Broadway credits also include Sunday in the Park with George, Falsettos, The Wild Party, and The Secret Garden. His numerous screen credits include Chicago Hope (which earned him an Emmy) and Homeland.

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