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Mandy Patinkin Will Return to Broadway in 'Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812'

Tony winner Mandy Patinkin will return to the Broadway stage in the role of Pierre in Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 at the Imperial Theatre. Patinkin will play a three-week run in the musical beginning on August 15 and concluding on September 3. The musical's current Pierre, Okieriete "Oak" Onaodowan, will conclude his run three weeks earlier than planned, on August 13.

Mandy Patinkin

Mandy Patinkin (Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser)

An excited Patinkin told, "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.

Click here for the full article published on by Andy Lefkowitz on July 26, 2017.