Come with us to 19th century Russia where we attend the stunning musicopera, “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812” based on a chapter of Tolstoy’s epic ‘War and Peace’. Seeing as it’s regarded as one of the longest novels, we thought we’d make this one of the longest podcasts – so here’s part 2! We chat about the joys and importance of feminism on Broadway, Jimi unleashes his musical theatre homosexual agenda and Tommy has his best line-reading of the word “YEAH” ever!
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (Original Cast)
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Have a listen to the breathtaking Brittain Ashford perform Sonya Alone at the recent Sh-K-Boom anniversary concert.
Get a glimpse of the spectacle of Comet and see how much audiences freak for this show!
Want to hear more magic from Dave Malloy? A journey into the hypnotised mind of Sergei Rachmaninoff perhaps? Maybe an electro-grunge exploration of the story of Beowulf and Grendel? Check out his website for heaps of free music!
A RULE-BREAKING TRIVIA QUESTION
Despite its original production premiering Off Broadway, when this show was remounted 14 years later, the Tony administration committee deemed it only eligible to be nominated as a revival of a musical. What was the show?
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