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Josh Groban Releases New Single From Broadway's Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

“Dust and Ashes” features music and lyrics by ”Great Comet” creator Dave Malloy.

Josh Groban is set to star in the upcoming Broadway premiere of Dave Malloy's The Great Comet.
Josh Groban is set to star in the upcoming Broadway premiere of Dave Malloy's The Great Comet.
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Josh Groban, who is set to make his Broadway debut this fall in Dave Malloy's Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, has released a new single from the musical. "Dust and Ashes" is available today for digital download as well as through all digital retailers and streaming services. This recording marks the first chance to preview Groban's take on the music of The Great Comet.

Featuring music and lyrics by Dave Malloy, "Dust and Ashes" will be distributed by Reprise Records.

Inspired by a small section of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, was originally commissioned and developed at Ars Nova in NYC where it had its world premiere in the fall of 2012, and was transferred to a custom-built venue in the Meatpacking District for the summer of 2013. The show and the entire venue was transferred to the Theater District where it continued its run into the spring of 2014. It played a pre-Broadway engagement in 2015 at American Repertory Theater in Massachusetts.

Starring Denée Benton alongside Groban, The Great Comet will play Broadway's Imperial Theatre beginning October 18, with opening night set for November 14.

With Benton and Groban will leading the company in the title roles, the cast will also include Brittain Ashford as Sonya, Gelsey Bell as Princess Mary, Nicholas Belton as Bolonsky/Andrey, Nick Choksi as Dolokhov, Amber Gray as Helene, Grace McLean as Marya D, Paul Pinto as Balaga, Lucas Steele as Anatole, and Scott Stangland as the standby for Pierre. The ensemble includes Sumayya Ali, Courtney Bassett, Josh Canfield, Ken Clark, Erica Dorfler, Lulu Fall, Ashley Pérez Flanagan, Nick Gaswirth, Azudi Onyejekwe, Pearl Rhein, Heath Saunders, Katrina Yaukey, and Lauren Zakrin. Ashford, Bell, Choksi, Clark, Gray, McLean, Onyejekwe, Pinto, Steele, and Zakrin all appeared in the show's off-Broadway mountings.

Rachel Chavkin will direct the production, which features choreography by Sam Pinkleton, set design by Mimi Lien, costume design by Paloma Young, lighting design by Bradley King, sound design by Nicholas Pope, music supervision by Sonny Paladino, and musical direction by Or Matias.

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