nick malloy

@platomacavity@dave_malloy idk if this was ur idea but having anatole and dolokhov kiss in balaga is the best thing ever thank you

@dave_malloy: @platomacavity im actually not sure if it was rachel and/or sam, or nick and/or lucas that came up with it; but i agree it is a best thing!

Goodbye, my gypsy lovers, all my revels here are over!

…which is my overdramatic way of saying that I’m moving away from New York (and the glorious lights of Broadway) to DC this weekend, so tonight was my last hurrah at The Great Comet.

- we got stage seats!!! More specifically, the table where Natasha and Mary sit and talk shit about each other, which is pretty much the best seat in the house. A lot of nuanced action happens in front of that table.
- THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME I SAW LUCAS STEELE LIVE AHHHHHH my jaw dropped during That Part™ in Letters
- let’s not even talk about Petersburg because I think my heart stopped beating for a good minute
- this was also my first time seeing Grace McLean and she was AMAZING ahhhhhh
- Ingrid Michaelson was awesome!!!! I was so impressed by her acting tbh
- my constant faves Nick and Amber at it again
- Paul Pinto stopped at our table during The Abduction and said, “I can’t keep going,” while panting
- good lord, Anatole’s pants are TIGHT
- DAVE. GUYS. DAVE. I shook his hand at stage door and told him I was so honored to meet him. His voice is so good live
- Amber Gray cries real tears after Pierre banishes Anatole. She sat at our table and the tears were just streaming down her face. I was shook
- Denee is a revelation as Natasha. There’s no other way to describe it, and her emotions are so much more potent when you’re sitting onstage.
- Lucas Steele held WHOOOOOA at the end of Balaga for five whole minutes probably
- his technique, I can’t even, it’s amazing
- Lucas winked at me when he sang “wish me luck, my gypsy lovers” because he saw me mouthing the words!!! I died on the spot
- at the stage door, I told Lucas that this was going to be the last time I would be seeing him and the show for a while, so when I took a picture with him he touched my hand and whispered, “Are you happy with this picture? I want you to be happy with this picture.”
- (btw his hands are ridiculously soft, I should’ve asked what moisturizer he uses)
- guys this was a good night. I love this beautiful beautiful beautiful genius show. It’s my favorite thing in the world.
- side note: this adorable group of Russian babushkas were on line to enter the theater and I spoke with them in Russian so that was a bonus treat!!!
- in hindsight, I probably should have asked Lucas if he’d kiss me one last time, just like Matryosha hahahaaaa

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The Duel From Another Room
Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 OBC

so i figured out how to do that “from another room” thing using Adobe Premiere??? and i’m going to do it to so many Great Comet songs omg

if you want one in particular (I only have the off-broadway recording, FYI and sorry), let me know and I’ll do that one next :)

Anyway, hope you guys like this!

Great Comet today!

I had the incredible pleasure of seeing Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet today, and wow. Just wow. What a fun, charming, moving, immersive and incredible show. I’ve never seen anything like it.
To start, I had Dave Malloy as Pierre because this week he is taking the role, and I couldn’t be more happy to see the original actor who’s character I fell in love with in the title role! I feel like the original cast album doesn’t capture how great of an actor he is, how well he captivates and fills the room. And hearing him sing Dust and Ashes, which isn’t on the original album- so awe inducing. That man is brilliant for writing the show and all the better for being able to star in it as well.
Then, of course, Denee Benton. Honestly, I had always liked Phillipa Soo’s Natasha so much and I sometimes had trouble listening to Denee’s interpretation on the OBC recording. But tonight completely changed my view of that. The way she captured the torment of a challenged young girl with her changes in tone, her body language, her eye contact, it was all perfect. And she is so beautiful, especially in the white fur coat in No One Else. I wish I could say more about No One Else but I cried through the entire song so it’s all a blur. I cried through most of the show, actually.
Okay so Anatole. We did not have Lucas Steele and my sister and I were so sad at first because we’ve heard such great things about him. Instead we had Blaine Krauss and holy craaaap are we glad we did! Blaine Krauss’ Anatole was so nuanced. He made the audience fall in love with the character that is so easy to loathe. Anatole is not a good guy. But Blaine was sometimes bouncy, sometimes sexy, sometimes devilish, and every version of Anatole was so desirable. And he really is as handsome up close as at a distance, by the way. So Blaine Krauss deserves a lot more credit, and I’m sure that he just followed the footsteps of Lucas Steele a lot of the time, but he also exuded his own personal charisma and swagger that definitely deserve attention.
Amber Gray and Grace McLean are the true queens of Broadway and deserved Tony noms and I will never stop saying thAT they’re brilliant they’re radiant they’re chill inducing they’re perfect end of story.
Ingrid Michaelson- ehhh. I feel like she really just copied Brittain Ashford’s Sonya and didn’t add anything of her own. I didn’t get any nuisances of Michaelson’s personality or character, it felt plain to be honest. I missed Ashford.
Gelsey Bell was fantastic as Princess Mary! And Nick Choksi has Dolokhov was so charming and fun! and Nicholas Belton was great too!! They have much less singing than the rest of the cast but they definitely stood out when they did have songs. Actually let’s talk about Belton’s Andrey. I really loved how stoic he was, and how heartbroken he seemed when Natasha cheated. You don’t get all that emotion on the soundtrack and it was really appreciated. But possibly my favorite part of the staging is how he shows up consistently throughout the show. For instance, in the opening number, as Pierre is doing the very first verse, Andrey is going off to war and gives Natasha a necklace, as she shrieks and runs after him. No One Else; Andrey stands reading a note in the moonlight as snow falls on him, and Natasha is singing to him/about him. Then, whereas at first Natasha was beckoning to him and wanting his attention, she slowly starts forgetting him and ignoring him as he show goes on. In The Ball, he is wearing a mask and beckoning to her, she takes his hand and drops it. In Sonya Alone, she walks right past him strumming a guitar on the staircase. It really shows how Natasha’s thought process is changing through out the show it’s very insightful and beautiful.
OH and the musicians!! Everywhere!! Playing instruments and dancing and singing right on stage!! Absolutely fantastic and soo so so talented. Everything about the show was fantastic. And the immersive theater was just wow. Even the dumplings they handed out were tasty. I can’t say enough praise for this show. Thank you Dave Malloy for your work of art, and thank you to all the actors for bringing it to life.

i hate natha per and the grand shooting star of 18

-so many characters: anal tow, donut cough, helen, natalyayaya, soyna, mary??? ballcoughsy
-nominated for so many tonys and only won two
-loucas stel is too handsome and talented he needs to stop it
-john growbar is far too talented for this unholy earth
-denée benton is too good for us ???
-fuck
-pirre is too goddamn relatable
-“no i am enjoying myself at home this evening”
-dovecol and analysistol should’ve been gay for each other at the end after the whole plot happens
-listen it’s like 4:00 in the morning
-fucking dan malllllllloy
-the duel is such a rave i can’t listen to it in public anymore because i start dancing
-any toll uses god as an excuse to be a fuckboy what a hoe
-why are they all so talented it’s not fair
-how are they gonna replace lucar steal he’s too handsome they can’t find another one like him it’s impossible
-the prologue is so goddamn patronizing “look it up in your program” no fuck u i wanna be confused
-that note at the end of pierre & anatole is too fucking unreal man i cannot believe it was written as a joke and then loucre stela sang it ~like that~ and they were like “shit better keep that in”
-it’s too good i’m sorry

Every time I listen to ‘The Duel’ I remember Dave Malloy’s comment on GeniusLyrics about Nick Choksi’s half psychotic, half gleeful dance he does during the “Here’s to the health of married women and their lovers!” line and it makes me so happy. I love Nick Choksi.

psychic tries to read my mind

my brain: hEre’s to the health of mARried women! and a smile L U R K S in the corner of my mouth. HEre’s to the hEAlth of MARRIED wOMEN and their LOooVERRRRS


psychic: what the fuck..?

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Hello there! This is one of the admins here on dailygreatcomet. I had the wonderful opportunity to see The Great Comet during its 200th performance! And let me tell you, it was amazing. I have seen the show before, but this time I wanted to observe everything that was going on around me.  I’ll put this under a read more if you’re interested because there’s ton of stuff to say: 

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