The acclaimed collaborators of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 are taking on another literary classic.
Rachel Chavkin and Dave Malloy, the director and songwriter whose dazzling musical Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 will transfer to Broadway this fall, are also at work on a new musical adaptation of the Herman Melville classic Moby Dick.
The in-demand director revealed the news in an interview with The Observer. Chavkin is currently represented Off-Broadway with the musical Hadeston at NYTW and the return of Small Mouth Sounds. Upcoming projects also include a stage adaptation of theMac Wellman novel Annie Salem.
Great Comet, which arrives on Broadway in October starring Josh Groban, is a romantic electro-pop musical inspired by a section of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace.
Chavkin and Malloy, who also collaborated on the musicals Three Pianos and Preludes are also planning to adapt King Henry IV: Parts One and Two and Henry V into a single-evening musical that will center on Prince Hal.