THE GREAT COMET
The New Broadway Musical
ANNOUNCES FULL CAST, CREATIVE TEAM, AND OPENING NIGHT
FEATURING 18 BROADWAY DEBUTS
LED BY THE PREVIOUSLY-ANNOUNCED
JOSH GROBAN AS ‘PIERRE’
PREVIEWS BEGIN FIRST WEEK OF OCTOBER 2016
OPENING NIGHT IS NOVEMBER 14, 2016
AT BROADWAY’S IMPERIAL THEATRE
Full casting has been announced for the new musical THE GREAT COMET, featuring the Broadway debuts of 18 cast and creative team members including Josh Groban as ‘Pierre’ and Denée Benton as ‘Natasha.’ Created by Dave Malloy (Preludes, Ghost Quartet) and directed by Rachel Chavkin (Small Mouth Sounds, Preludes) – also making their Broadway debuts – THE GREAT COMET will blaze into Broadway’s Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) beginning in the first week of October with opening night set for Monday, November 14, 2016. Ticketing info will be announced shortly. To sign up for news updates and presale ticketing opportunities, visit www.greatcometbroadway.com.
Led by Groban and Benton, the cast of THE GREAT COMET will include Brittain Ashford* as ‘Sonya,’ Gelsey Bell* as ‘Princess Mary,’ Nicholas Belton as ‘Bolkonsky/Andrey,’ Nick Choksi* as ‘Dolokhov,’ Amber Gray* as ‘Helene,’ Grace McLean* as ‘Marya D,’ Paul Pinto* as ‘Balaga,’ Scott Stangland as ‘Pierre’ (standby), and Lucas Steele as ‘Anatole.’ The ensemble includes Sumayya Ali, Courtney Bassett*, Josh Canfield, Ken Clark*, Erica Dorfler, Lulu Fall, Ashley Flanagan*, Nick Gaswirth, Azudi Onyejekwe, Pearl Rhein*, Heath Saunders*, Katrina Yaukey, and Lauren Zakrin.
THE GREAT COMET features choreography by Sam Pinkleton, set design by Mimi Lien*, costume design by Tony Award winner Paloma Young, lighting design by Bradley King*, sound design by Nicholas Pope, music supervision by Sonny Paladino, musical direction by Or Matias*, casting by Stewart/Whitley, and production stage management by Karyn Meek.
(*-denotes Broadway debut)
THE GREAT COMET is a theatrical experience like no other. Malloy’s inspired adaptation of a 70-page slice of War and Peace puts audiences just inches away from Tolstoy’s brash young lovers, as they light up Moscow in an epic tale of romance and passion.
The New York Times calls THE GREAT COMET “a heaven-sent fireball” (Brantley) and “vibrant, thrillingly imagined” (Isherwood), Entertainment Weekly calls it “a stunning, blazingly original musical,” and the New York Post calls it “inventive, ravishing and full-on romantic.” The Original Off Broadway Cast Recording can be purchased on iTunes.
THE GREAT COMET recently played a limited engagement at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge where its innovative design was expanded to bring the show’s signature staging to a traditional proscenium-style theatre.
THE GREAT COMET has been showered with rave reviews and a host of accolades, including the 2013 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater, a Special Citation from the OBIE Awards, five Drama Desk Award Nominations, two Drama League Award nominations, a Henry Hewes Design Award, and the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Outstanding New Musical.
THE GREAT COMET will be produced on Broadway by Howard & Janet Kagan and Paula Marie Black.
THE GREAT COMET was originally commissioned and developed at Ars Nova in NYC where it had its world premiere in the fall of 2012, and was soon-after transferred to a custom-built venue in the Meatpacking District for the summer of 2013. The show became a sensation and the entire venue was transferred to the Theater District where it continued its run into the spring of 2014.
JOSH GROBAN (Pierre). Possessing one of the most outstanding and instantly recognizable voices in music, singer, songwriter, and actor Josh Groban has entertained fans across the globe with his multi-platinum albums and DVDs (over 35 million sold worldwide), electrifying live performances, and comedic film and television appearances. The 35-year-old Los Angeles native is the only artist who has had two albums appear on the Top 20 Best-Selling Albums list of the past decade, according toBillboard. He has appeared in the feature films Crazy, Stupid, Love, Coffee Town, and Muppets Most Wanted, as well as on CBS’ Life In Pieces, NBC’s The Office, FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and CBS’ The Crazy Ones. Groban has released seven studio albums, 2001’s self-titled double-platinum debut, 2003’s multi-platinum Closer, 2006’s double-platinum Awake, 2007’s quadruple-platinum Grammy-nominated Noel, 2010’s platinum Illuminations, and 2013’s All That Echoes, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, giving Groban his first No. 1 debut and third chart-topper. The album earned Groban some of his best reviews to date. In April 2015, Groban released Stages, a collection of some of the greatest songs from musical theater. The album was nominated for a 2016 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. In February 2016 Groban released a CD/DVD package, entitled Stages Live, featuring performances recorded at the historic Los Angeles Theater in downtown L.A. for his all-new PBS special Josh Groban: Stages Live. In July, he will embark on an extensive North American tour to support Stages, entitled “Josh Groban: On Stage.” An active arts education philanthropist and advocate, Groban is a member of Americans for the Arts Artists Committee and Groban’s Find Your Light Foundation helps enrich the lives of young people through arts, education, and cultural awareness.
DENÉE BENTON (Natasha) played the role of ‘Natasha’ in The Great Comet at A.R.T. She starred as 'Nabulungi' in the West End and US National Tour of The Book of Mormon. Her regional credits include Annie, Sunset Boulevard, and Fiddler on the Roof at Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera. She recently joined season two of Lifetime's new hit television series Unreal as Ruby and is currently shooting in Vancouver. She is a 2014 graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.
BRITTAIN ASHFORD (Sonya) will make her Broadway debut in The Great Comet in the role she originated at Ars Nova and received a Lucile Lortel nomination for during its run at Kazino. She's also appeared in Dave Malloy's Ghost Quartet (Bushwick Starr, The Heath, Curran: Under Construction, A.R.T.) and fronts her own band, Prairie Empire.
GELSEY BELL (Princess Mary), is a singer, songwriter, and scholar. Described by the New York Times as a “winning soprano” and the “future of experimental vocalism,” her multi-disciplinary work has been presented internationally. She is a member of thingNY and Varispeed, and Dave Malloy’s Ghost Quartet, and has a PhD from NYU in performance studies. www.gelseybell.com
NICHOLAS BELTON (Bolkonsky/Andrey) Broadway: Hair. Tours: Wicked (Chicago), Evita, Hair. Off-Broadway: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (Kazino & A.R.T.), My Life With Albertine (Playwrights Horizons), See Rock City & Other Destinations (Transport Group). Regional: Long Wharf, Court Theatre, Goodman Theatre, PCLO, Idaho Shakes. Check out Nick's food & health sanctuary: ForageAndFree.com
NICK CHOKSI (Dolokhov). Off Broadway: Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Ars Nova/Kazino/A.R.T.; D Deb Debbie Deborah, Clubbed Thumb; Brooklynite!, Vineyard; Bunty Berman Presents, New Group (Lortel Nomination); Invasion!, The Flea; Annie Baker's Practice, The Atlantic; Rajiv Joseph’s Huck and Holden, Cherry Lane Theatre; Christopher Durang’s Triple Trouble with Love, 59E59 Theater; A Food Odyssey, Invisible Dog (also composed). Regional: Love's Labor’s Lost, RSC/Shakespeare Theater D.C.; Wind In The Willows, Two River. Film/TV: The Passing Season (upcoming), Home, Violet & Daisy, “Happyish”, “Royal Pains”, “L&O:CI”, “The Sopranos”, “The Electric Company”, “One Life To Life” (recurring). Training: Juilliard. Band: Those Lost Boys. www.nickchoksi.com
AMBER GRAY (Helene) has appeared in Natasha Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812 (Kazino, Ars Nova), Hadestown (NYTW), Iphigenia in Aulis (CSC), Oklahoma! (Bard SummerScape), An Octoroon (TFANA, Soho Rep, P.S.122), The TEAM's Mission Drift (London's National, P.S.122's COIL, Edinburgh's Traverse, etc), and ongoing with Reverend Billy and The Church of Stop Shopping. M.F.A: NYU Graduate Acting
GRACE McLEAN (Marya D). Off Broadway: Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Kazino; Brooklynite, Vineyard Theatre; Bedbugs!!!, Arclight; The World is Round, BAM; Sleep No More, The McKittrick Hotel; Twelve Ophelias, Woodshed Collective. Regional: Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, A.R.T.; Pump Boys and Dinettes, Weston Playhouse; La MaMa Cantata, Spoleto, Italy; Zagreb, Croatia; Belgrade, Serbia; From The Fire (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2011, MTM Best New Musical); The Last Goodbye, Williamstown Theater Festival. Grace McLean & Them Apples performed in both the 2015 and 2016 Lincoln Center American Songbook seasons and in April 2015 traveled to Pakistan on a US State Department sponsored tour. Original music available on iTunes. www.gracemclean.com
PAUL PINTO (Balaga) is a composer, writer and performer. He's a founder of experimental music ensembles thingNY and Varispeed. An album of his poetic compositions, minis/Trajectories is set to be released in September, and he's writing a psychedelic new electronic opera called Thomas Paine in Violence for the HERE Art Center. pfpinto.com
SCOTT STANGLAND (Pierre standby) is a New York-based actor and musician. Select theatre: Once, the Musical (Broadway); Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 (A.R.T.); The Wheel (Steppenwolf Theatre). Select TV/film: Crisis, Chicago Fire (NBC), Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (TNT); Contagion, and End of the Tour. Scott received his MFA from The Theatre Conservatory at Roosevelt University. Scott also plays in the band Youth in a Roman Field.
LUCAS STEELE (Anatole) Broadway: The Threepenny Opera. Off-Broadway: has originated numerous leading roles including Myths and Hymns at Prospect Theater Company, The Kid at The New Group, and Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 for which he received a Lucille Lortel award for his portrayal of Anatole Kuragin.
SUMAYYA ALI (Ensemble) Broadway: Porgy and Bess, Ragtime (revival). Off Broadway: Ragtime, Lincoln Center; Lost in the Stars, City Center; Regional: Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, (A.R.T.); Master Class (Kennedy Center); Film/TV: Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer; Easter Mysteries; new webseries Being Iman created and written by Sumayya coming out soon!
COURTNEY BASSETT (Ensemble). Broadway debut! Off Broadway: Bedbugs!!! Regional favorites: American Rep: Great Comet, City Theatre, PA: Pop!, Pittsburgh CLO. "Somewhere" singer for NYC Ballet's West Side Story Suite, NYC & Paris. Indie pop band Starbird and the Phoenix. courtneybassett.com
JOSH CANFIELD (Ensemble). Broadway: Doctor Zhivago (Liberius). Off-Broadway: Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (Anatole). Film/TV: Survivor: San Juan Del Sur (CBS), Any Dream Will Do (BBC). Regional: Hair (Claude, English Theatre, Germany), Godspell (Jesus, Actors Playhouse, Miami) Natasha...Great Comet of 1812 (A.R.T., Cambridge). Training: The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Twitter: @joshuacanfield, Instagram: @joshdcanfield.
KEN CLARK (Ensemble) Broadway debut. Off-Broadway: The Great Comet, Kazino; February House, The Public. Tour: La Cage aux Folles (1st national). Regional: Moonshine (Bucky Jr), Dallas Theater Center; Camelot (Arthur), Drury Lane Theater; Rent (Roger), Syracuse Stage; Urinetown (Bobby), Connecticut Rep; Sweeney Todd (Anthony), The Gateway. TV: “House of Cards.”
ERICA DORFLER (Ensemble). Broadway: Book of Mormon, Memphis, Scandalous, Baby It’s You!. Off-Broadway: Avenue Q, Silk Stockings, Forbidden Broadway. Tours: Mamma Mia!, Rent. Regional/NYC: Great Comet at A.R.T., Here’s Hoover directed by Alex Timbers, and the pre-Broadway run of Bull Durham. TV: “The Family”, “Comedians in Cars”. www.ericadorfler.com
LULU FALL (Ensemble). Broadway, National Tour: Hair. Off-Broadway: Hadestown (NYTW), Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812; Pretty Filthy, Brown Sugar. Regional: August Rush (Developmental Lab, NY); 15 Minutes (Workshop, NYSAF); Annie Golden Bounty Hunter (Workshop, NY). Smokey Joe’s Café (Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany); Passing Strange (Studio Theatre, Washington, DC). www.lulufall.com
ASHLEY PÉREZ FLANAGAN (Ensemble). Broadway Debut! NY: Orpheus and Eurydice Are…In Love (Ars Nova), In Love With Jobim (York Theatre) Regional: Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812 (A.R.T), Prometheus Bound (A.R.T), Evita, West Side Story, Sound of Music, Footloose. Concerts: Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Joe’s Pub. Member of @moondrunkband.
NICK GASWIRTH (Ensemble). Broadway/Tour: A Christmas Story. NY/Regional: ...Great Comet of 1812 (A.R.T.), I Am Harvey Milk (Lincoln Center), Secondhand Lions (5th Avenue), The Gig (NYMF), James and the Giant Peach (Goodspeed), Minnie's Boys (York), Knickerbocker Holiday, (York), The Full Monty (Westchester Broadway), Candide (Arden), …Frog and Toad (Arden). BFA, University of Michigan. www.nickgaswirth.com
AZUDI ONYEJEKWE (Ensemble). Broadway: Violet (Flick standby, Original Broadway Cast). Off-Broadway/NYC: The Great Comet (Kazino), Central Avenue Breakdown (NYMF), Broken Bride (Cutting Room). NYC Workshops: NYTW, Playwrights Horizons, Ars Nova, York Theatre. Regional: Guthrie Theater, A.R.T., NJPAC, New Harmony Theatre, Cortland Repertory Theatre. Film/TV: HairBrained, "Madam Secretary." BFA: NYU Tisch.
PEARL RHEIN (Ensemble). Regional: "Natasha, Pierre...1812" (A.R.T.), “The Road to Where” (Weston Playhouse), "Ah, Wilderness!" (Arena Stage), "Cowgirls!" (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), "Memphis!" (La Jolla Playhouse). NYC: "Transport" (Irish Repertory Theatre), "Volpone" (Red Bull Theatre). MFA: UC San Diego. BA: Ball State University. Proud member of Actors Equity & Local 802. @pearlrhein, pearlrhein.com.
HEATH SAUNDERS (Ensemble). Broadway debut. NYC: Lennon: Through a Glass Onion, I Am Harvey Milk (Avery Fisher Hall); Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (NYCC encores!); Der Gelbe Stern (NYMF). Regional: Natasha, Pierre… (ART),The 12 (Denver Center), Hairspray, Rent (5th Avenue); Les Miserables, Avenue Q (Balagan); James and the Giant Peach (Seattle Children’s). www.heathcliffsaunders.com @feeltheheath
KATRINA YAUKEY (Ensemble). Broadway: Cabaret (2014), War Horse, Billy Elliot, Company, Cabaret (1998). National/International Tours: Billy Elliot, Sweeney Todd, Cabaret, Victor/Victoria. Off Broadway: Natasha, Pierre…1812 (Princess Mary). ART, The Public, ACT, The Cape Playhouse, Totem Pole Playhouse. Oboe Performance/Musical Theatre Penn State University. Current student Berklee College of Music in Music Production/Technology.
LAUREN ZAKRIN (Ensemble). Broadway: Rock of Ages (Sherrie), National Tours: Wicked, Grease (Sandy), Legally Blonde. Off Broadway: Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, Vegas: Surf: The Musical (Brooke), Regional: A.R.T. The Great Comet of 1812. MUNY’s Legally Blonde (Elle) www.laurenashleyzakrin.com @laurenzakrin
DAVE MALLOY (Book, Music, and Lyrics) is a composer/writer/performer/sound designer. He has written eleven musicals, including Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, in which he also originated the role of Pierre. Other shows include Ghost Quartet, a song cycle about love, death, and whiskey; Preludes, a musical fantasia set in the hypnotized mind of Sergei Rachmaninoff; Three Pianos, a drunken romp through Schubert’s “Winterreise”; Black Wizard/Blue Wizard, a philosophical escapist fantasy; Beowulf – A Thousand Years of Baggage; Beardo; Sandwich; Clown Bible; and (The 99-cent) Miss Saigon. He has won two OBIE Awards, the Richard Rodgers Award, an ASCAP New Horizons Award, and a Jonathan Larson Grant, has been a Guest Professor in devised music theater at Princeton and Vassar Universities, and is the composer for Banana Bag & Bodice. Future projects include adaptations of Moby-Dick and Shakespeare’s Henriad. He lives in Brooklyn. davemalloy.com
RACHEL CHAVKIN (Director) is an Obie Award-winning, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel nominated director, writer, dramaturg, and Artistic Director of Brooklyn-based experimental ensemble, the TEAM (www.theteamplays.org), now in its 11th year. Selected projects: multiple collaborations with composer Dave Malloy including Preludes (World Premiere - LCT3) and Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (World Premiere - Ars Nova; Kazino; A.R.T.); Marco Ramirez's The Royale (Lincoln Center, Old Globe); Anne Washburn's transadaptation of Euripides' Iphigenia in Aulis, with music by indie rock duo the Bengsons; The TEAM's RoosevElvis (PS122’s COIL festival, the Royal Court, Walker Art Center, A.R.T.); Bess Wohl's Small Mouth Sounds (World Premiere - Ars Nova); British artist Chris Thorpe's Confirmation (World Premiere - 2014 Edinburgh Fringe First Award, Top 10 Shows American Theatre); Joseph Heller's Catch-22 (Northern Stage, UK national tour); Meg Miroshnik's The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls (Yale Rep); and multiple collaborations with Taylor Mac, including his extravaganza The Lily’s Revenge (World Premiere, Act II - HERE). Upcoming: Anais Mitchell's folk-opera Hadestown at NYTW, multiple collaborations with Malloy including an adaptation of Moby Dick and Shakespeare's Henry 4 Parts 1 and 2 and Henry 5, and the TEAM's Primer for a Failed Superpower featuring a multigenerational cover band playing protest songs. NYTW Usual Suspect, Artistic Associate at London's Gate Theatre, alum Soho Rep’s Writer/Director Lab, Drama League Directors Project, Women’s Project Director’s Lab, and New Georges Affiliate Artist. Proud member SDC.
SAM PINKLETON (Choreography) Broadway: Machinal; Heisenberg (Fall 2016). Other recent work includes: Amélie (Berkeley Rep); Significant Other (Roundabout); Kansas City Choir Boy (w/ Courtney Love - ART/CTG); Rimbaud in NY (BAM); Pretty Filthy (The Civilians); Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play; Stage Kiss; Fly By Night (Playwrights Horizons); Marie Antoinette (Soho Rep). Directing RUNAWAYS for City Center Encores Off-Center in Summer 2016.
MIMI LIEN (Set Designer) is a designer of environments for theater, dance, and opera. Off-Broadway: Preludes, The Oldest Boy, Lincoln Center; John, Signature; Black Mountain Songs, BAM; An Octoroon, Soho Rep. Regional: Appropriate, Taper; Our Town, Actors Theatre of Louisville. Opera: The Long Walk, Opera Saratoga; Hansel and Gretel, Virginia Opera. She is artistic associate with Pig Iron Theatre Company, and co-founder of JACK, a performance space in Brooklyn. Her work has been recognized by numerous awards including a Lucille Lortel Award, Hewes Design Award, OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence, and a 2015 MacArthur Fellowship.
PALOMA YOUNG (Costume Designer) continues her work with Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (Kazino, American Repertory Theatre, Ars Nova) for which she received a Drama Desk nomination and a Lucille Lortel Award. She won a Tony Award for Peter and the Starcatcher. Paloma is also the designer for Broadway's upcoming The Bandstand.
BRADLEY KING (Lighting Designer) is a lighting designer based in New York City. His recent work includes The Last Match (The Old Globe), Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (American Repertory Theater, Kazino, Ars Nova), The Way West, Empanada Loca, Sucker Emcee, and Ninth and Joanie (LAByrinth Theater Company), Elijah Green (The Kitchen), A Winter’s Tale (The Pearl Theatre Company), Jacuzzi (Ars Nova), And I and Silence (Signature Theatre Company), and Women or Nothing (Atlantic Theater Company). His other work has been seen regionally at The Old Globe, American Repertory Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, McCarter Theatre Center, Penobscot Theatre Company, South Coast Repertory, Virginia Stage Company, Yale Repertory Theatre, and Williamstown Theatre Festival. His opera work includes Bard SummerScape, Boston Early Music Festival, Kentucky Opera, New York City Opera, Opera Omaha, Vancouver Opera, and Virginia Opera. bradleykingld.com.
NICHOLAS POPE (Sound Designer). Design credits include King Lear, Epiphany, Saturday Night Fever, Gift of Angels (Universal Studios, Osaka, Japan). Associate credits include A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder (Tony Award: Best Musical, Drama Desk nomination: Outstanding Sound Design), Indian Ink, Passion (Drama Desk nomination: Outstanding Sound Design), The Visit, Battle of Black and Dogs, Father Comes Home From The Wars. Attended Yale School of Drama.
SONNY PALADINO (Music Supervisor) is the Music Director for the upcoming revival of Smokey Joe’s Café. Broadway Credits: The Last Ship, Pippin, Jesus Christ Superstar, Billy Elliot, Grease, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Guys and Dolls, Mama Mia, Promises, Promises, Addams Family, Women on the Verge. Music Director and arranger for the hit group The Doo Wop Project. www.sonnypaladino.com
OR MATIAS (Music Director) is an Israeli music director and composer living in NYC. Or has written extensively for theater and dance, and is currently working on a musical adaptation of The Wave- the 1967 experiment which turned an entire high school into a proto-fascist movement. In the summer of 2015 he played the role of Sergei Rachmaninoff in Lincoln Center's production of Preludes. His performance was described as "marvelous" by the New York Times and "ravishing" by Variety. He has also recently music directed at The Public Theater and A.R.T, and will serve as orchestrator and arranger for the upcoming production of Nickel Mines at the NYMF festival. A Juilliard and NYU graduate, Or is very passionate about developing new work, and is thrilled to reprise his role as music director for Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812!
STEWART/WHITLEY (Casting). Duncan Stewart CSA & Benton Whitley CSA. Broadway/NY: On The Town, Pippin, Chicago The Musical, La Cage Aux Folles, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Carnegie Hall West Side Story, The Band Wagon, Carnegie Hall Sings, Pageant. West End/UK: Thriller Live, Menier Chocolate Factory. Tours: Once, Shrek, Elf, Flashdance, Anything Goes, Bullets Over Broadway, The Duck Commander Musical, We Will Rock You. Upcoming: Finding Neverland National Tour, Into The Woods National Tour, Prince of Egypt, Waterfall, August Rush, Hollywood Bowl West Side Story. Regional: American Repertory Theater, The Alley Theatre, Bay Street Theater, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Royal Caribbean. Casting Associate Andrea Zee CSA & Casting Assistant Eric Byrd. www.stewartwhitley.com
KARYN MEEK (Production Stage Manager). Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof, Rent, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Elf. National Tours: The Drowsy Chaperone, La Cage Aux Folles, 9 to 5. Off-Broadway: Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (Kazino & ART) The Royale (Lincoln Center), Preludes (LCT3), Almost, Maine, (Daryl Roth Theatre) Summer of ’42, (Variety Arts), Iphigenia in Aulis, Naked, Hurricane, The Misanthrope (Classic Stage Company) The Day Emily Married, Barefoot Boy With Shoes On (Primary Stages) What Didn’t Happen (Playwright’s Horizons) The Dying Gaul (Vineyard Theatre) and many others. Regional: Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Dallas Summer Musicals, TUTS, TOTS, Pantages Theatre, Starlight Theatre, Missouri Rep.