Mandy Patinkin (Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser)
An excited Patinkin told Broadway.com, "I can't talk now, I'm too busy learning the words and music of this amazing piece! Hope to see you all at the theater."
Patinkin's role in Comet marks his first Broadway appearance in more than five years. He was last seen on Broadway alongside his fellow Tony-winning Evita star, Patti LuPone, in An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin. Patinkin's extensive Broadway career has also included originating the title role in Sunday in the Park with George, as well as credits including The Secret Garden, Falsettos, The Wild Party and solo engagements Mandy Patinkin in Concert and Celebrating Sondheim.