Must See! Drink In the Intoxicating First Pics of the New Proscenium Re-Invention of Great Comet of 1812
The critics are filing their reviews for the A.R.T. revival, which runs through Jan. 3, 2016, and Playbill.com will continue to update them for our readers.
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 was previously seen in a dazzling, immersive staging Off-Broadway. Returning to the production from the original staging Off-Broadway are Nicholas Benton as Andrey, Lucas Steele as Anatole, Brittain Ashford as Sonya, Nick Choksi as Dolokhov and Grace McLean as Marya.
The cast also features new additions Denèe Benton (national tour of The Book of Mormon) as Natasha (originally played by Hamilton's Phillipa Soo), Lilli Cooper (Spring Awakening) as Hélène and Scott Stangland (Once) as Pierre. Casting is rounded out by Gelsey Bell and Paul Pinto. The ensemble is composed of Courtney Bassett, Josh Canfield, Ken Clark, Erica Dorfler, Lulu Fall (who played Hélène in the original), Ashley Perez Flanagan, Nick Gaswirth, Azudi Onyejekweb (also featured in the original ensemble), Heath Saunders, Lauren Zakrin (featured in the original ensemble) and Katrina Yaukey. MacArthur "Genius Grant" winner Mimi Lien is the show's set designer.