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Josh Groban Takes Aim at His Broadway Dream

The New York Times
Dec. 13, 2015
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Josh Groban is a big fan of the theater. He acted at a performing arts high school, he sees plays in Los Angeles and New York, and his latest album is a set of show tune covers.

Now, in the midst of an enormously successful career as a recording artist, this baritone balladeer is preparing to make his Broadway debut….

THE GREAT COMET set designer Mimi Lien is a MacArthur Grant Recipient

MacArthur Foundation
Sept. 28, 2015
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Mimi Lien is a set designer for theater, opera, and dance whose bold, immersive designs shape and extend a dramatic text’s narrative and emotional dynamics. Lien combines training in set design and architecture with an innate dramaturgical insight, and she is adept at configuring a performance space to establish particular relationships—both among the characters on stage and between the audience and the actors—that dramatize the play’s movement through space and time….

Here Lies Love, Fun Home and Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 Lead Lortel Award Nominations

By Adam Hetrick
April 1, 2014
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The Off-Broadway musicals Here Lies Love, Fun Home and Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, as well as new plays by Joshua Harmon, Will Eno and Bruce Norris are among the nominees for the 29th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards, which were announced April 1 by the Off-Broadway League….

The ex-Talking Heads frontman’s Imelda Marcos musical dominates this year’s off-Broadway honors alongside “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812,” with 11 nods apiece.

By David Rooney
April 1, 2014
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Two unconventional immersive musicals, David Byrne‘sHere Lies Love and Dave Malloy‘s Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, lead the field with 11 nominations each for the 29th annual Lucille Lortel Awards, the top honors for off-Broadway theater…..

Here Lies Love & Natasha, Pierre Garner Most Nominations for 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards

By Staff
April 1, 2014
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Nominations have been announced for the 29th annual Lucille Lortel Awards, which honor the best in off-Broadway theater. Here Lies Love and Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 have garnered the most nods with 11 each….

‘Here Lies Love,’ ‘Great Comet’ Shatter Records in Lortel Nominations

By Gordon Cox
April 1, 2014
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Two immersive Off Broadway buzzmagnets, the David Byrne-Fatboy Slim disco tuner “Here Lies Love” and Tolstoy-and-vodka musical “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812,” earned a record-breaking 11 nominations each for the 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards, the annual legit kudos that focus on Off Broadway fare….

Don't Call It Dinner Theater

The New York Times
By Laura Hedli
April 25, 2013
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On April 1, the same day spring hours officially started on the High Line, construction began below the elevated park on a 6,000-square-foot pop-up venue called Kazino. Located on the corner of 13th and Washington streets, adjacent to the Standard Hotel, it will begin welcoming guests on May 1…

Care for Caviar and Cocktails With That Musical?

New York Times
By Patrick Healy
June 23, 2013
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A surly Russian prince wanders into the audience and snatches food from a diner’s plate. Another character startles theatergoers by joining their cocktail table. A lecherous rogue kisses a woman in her seat, while sexy dancers pass out love notes — embossed with red lip marks — to a few other patrons…

‘Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812’ returns at Kazino with its brilliance intact

The New York Post
By Elisabeth Vincentelli
May 17, 2013
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Last fall’s most exciting sensation wasn’t a big Broadway musical but a scrappy outsider sneaking in under the radar.

At first glance, “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” looked like it had little chance to make a lasting impression. This sung-through adaptation of a subplot from “War and Peace” — not hot! — featured a cast of no-names. It played fewer than 40 performances at tiny Ars Nova, on the edge of Hell’s Kitchen…

Love Away From the Battlefield

New York Times
May 16, 2013
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The clash of armies is not to be heard during “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812,” the vibrant, transporting new musical adapted from a potent slice of Tolstoy’s “War and Peace.” True, Napoleon is nominally present, presiding with a stern semi-smile over the proceedings from within a copy of a Jacques-Louis David portrait. But the roiling sounds of battle do not intrude on the romantic drama unfolding before us in Dave Malloy’s freshly imagined pop opera, which opened on Thursday night at a custom-built cabaret called Kazino, in the meatpacking district…