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The acclaimed collaborators of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 are taking on another literary classic.
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Dave Malloy Richard Mitchell

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 the Mac 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.

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