Another soprano who's making waves in modern musical theatre is Philippa Soo, currently starring as Natasha in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet Of 1812. Fresh out of Juilliard, Soo is making her New York stage debut with this hit Off-Broadway musical, but her stunning turn suggests there is much more in store for her future. (Note: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet Of 1812 is scheduled to play its final performance Jan. 19.)
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.