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Exclusive Photos! Go Backstage at Broadway's Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 with New Stars Okieriete Onaodowan & Ingrid Michaelson

July 28th, 2017 by

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Exclusive Photos! Go Backstage at Broadway's Natasha, Pie...

Photographer Jenny Anderson (who shot our fabulous Classic New York Films and Tony Awards Parties photos) brings BroadwayBox backstage for an exclusive new series capturing Broadway companies getting ready to take the stage. This week, she headed to Moscow by way of the Imperial Theatre to capture the company of the hit Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 getting ready to take the stage with their new stars Okieriete Onaodowan & Ingrid Michaelson.

The Great Comet- Broadway- Imperial Theatre

Photo by Jenny Anderson


The calm before the party begins at the Imperial.

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Lulu Fall stretches and meditates before the marathon musical begins.

Great Comet Broadway Musical Backstage-  Lauren Zakrin

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Former Rock of Ages star Lauren Zakrin applies her eye makeup.

Great Comet Broadway Musical Backstage-Cathryn Wake

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At her spot, Cathryn Wake perfects her hair.

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Mary Page Nance assists pal Blaine Alden Krauss

Great Comet Broadway Musical Backstage- Billy Joe Kiessling

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Billy Joe Kiessling knows how to pose and how to work the garment.

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Then he grabs his violin to warm up before the show.

Great Comet Broadway Musical Backstage- Nick Choksi

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Meanwhile, pre-show for Nick Choksi (who plays fierce hot shot Dolokhov) involves pull-ups.

Great Comet Broadway Musical Backstage- Nick Choksi

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Then it’s time to chill for a minute.

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Even the fake tattoos are Russian bear themed at Great Comet.

Great Comet Broadway Musical Backstage- Pearl Rhein

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Pearl Rhein enjoys some backstage yoga and stretching.

Great Comet Broadway Musical Backstage- Courtney Bassett

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Kennedy Caughell busy at work at her dressing table.

Great Comet Broadway Musical Backstage Stage Manager

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This outfit! 🙌

Mary Page Nance & Blaine Alden Krauss- great Comet- Broadway Musical Backstage

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And Mary Page Nance & Blaine Alden Krauss are still all smiles.

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Then we head to the wig room to find Sumayya Ali.

Great Comet Broadway Musical Backstage- Reed Luplau

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Over in the hall, joyful Reed Luplau rocks a smile and his Comet robe.

Great Comet Broadway Musical Backstage- Okieriete Onaodowan - Oak

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The musical’s current headliner, Okieriete Onaodowan (Oak), picks up his Pierre accordion.

Great Comet Broadway Musical Backstage- Okieriete Onaodowan - Oak

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Then he starts making some music.

Great Comet Broadway Musical Backstage- Ingrid Michaelson

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Meanwhile, fellow headliner Ingrid Michaelson checks in with castmates before the performance.

Great Comet Broadway Musical Backstage Costume

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There’s a war going on out there…

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Katrina Yaukey is ready to rock this!

Great Comet Broadway Musical Backstage- Ingrid Michaelson and Shoba Narayan

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Ingrid Michaelson and Shoba Narayan both make their Broadway debuts in The Great Comet.

Great Comet Broadway Musical Backstage- Ingrid Michaelson and Shoba Narayan

Photo by Jenny Anderson


Aw!

Great Comet Broadway Musical Backstage Balaga

Photo by Jenny Anderson


The Balaga shakers might not be needed until Act Two, but they are ready and waiting from the jump.

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Oak has the coolest pre-show ritual for Great Comet—he opens the stage door and plays for passerby.

Great Comet Broadway Musical Backstage- Okieriete Onaodowan - Oak

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And it’s VERY appreciated on 46th Street.

Great Comet Broadway Musical Backstage- Grace McLean

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Standout Grace McLean (old-school aristocrat Marya D) heads to places.

Great Comet Broadway Musical Backstage- Nick Choksi

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Nick Choksi is in costume and ready for “The Prologue” to begin.

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The cast heads up the stairs and soon The Great Comet is underway.

Don't miss Oak & Ingrid in 'The Great Comet', now through August 13.