Tony and Emmy Award winner Mandy Patinkin will make his long-awaited return to Broadway in Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, starring as ‘Pierre’ from August 15 – September 3 only.
Although he appeared in An Evening With Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin on Broadway in November 2011/2012, and in The Last Two People On Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville, starring Mandy and Taylor Mac, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman in NY in 2013 and at ART in Boston in May 2015, this will be Patinkin’s first role in a Broadway musical since 2000, when he was nominated for a Tony for The Wild Party. Tickets are on sale now at Telecharge.com.
Mandy Patinkin has given iconic performances in every major entertainment medium. On Broadway, he created the role of ‘Che’ in Evita and ‘George’ in Sunday in the Park with George. Television appearances include his currently Emmy nominated performance as Saul on “Homeland,” “Chicago Hope,” “Dead Like Me,” and “Criminal Minds.” Feature films include Yentl, Dick Tracy, and the beloved “Inigo Montoya” in The Princess Bride. In all, he has been nominated for six Emmy Awards, three Golden Globes, and three Tonys, winning an Emmy for “Chicago Hope” and a Tony Award for Evita.
“Mandy Patinkin is a titan of musical theatre. He has given us some of the most unforgettable performances in Broadway history and created some of the most iconic leading roles ever written for musical theater,” said producer Howard Kagan. “So it’s an incredible honor that Mandy said yes to the idea of making his return to Broadway as Pierre in The Great Comet. We can’t wait to see how Mandy makes the role of Pierre his own as he joins the Comet family.”
Patinkin will star opposite Tony nominated actress Denée Benton as ‘Natasha.’ Okieriete “Oak” Onaodowan will play his final performance as ‘Pierre’ on August 13.