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The Great Comet - First preview (Oct 18 2016)

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  • The Great Comet - First preview (Oct 18 2016)

    New York will never be the same after the passage of the Great Comet.
    It started with a dinner organized by some Grobanites. The cozy restaurant and good food even more highlighted the joy stamped on the face of all of us. When I arrived, I received a gift that they lovingly prepared for all who were at dinner and also a photobook with pictures of the show. I wrote my message to Josh and signed putting in front of my name the word BRAZIL for Brazilian fans feel well represented in that very important moment for him.
    After dinner we went to the Imperial Theatre which is next to the restaurant. There was a line to get in. I waited anxiously. The theater seems to be under renovations and do not have the glamor of theaters Stages Concert. Perhaps for being the first preview, the staff were not very organized. I had trouble finding my seat and the bathroom had a huge line, but nothing took the beauty of that one moment.
    I sat in the best place in the theater, the closest to Josh, needless to say I was very happy lol.
    I took some pictures with my phone and shortly after some actors came with baskets distributing pierogies that are made with a mass of yeast stuffed with potatoes, onions, cheese. It tasty but I thought it was sweet and I was a little disappointed.
    The actress who distributed the pierogies near me said that we were prepared for some appearances during the show. So some warnings were mentioned: cell phone on, and the actors said No. Camera, No. Photo, video, posts... No, no, no.
    And the show begins. Josh enters singing and playing accordion and goes to Pierre stage which was just in front of me. He does not have much activity in the first act, but remained on stage all the time. And even without saying anything he represented, made faces and grimaces, probably drank water that represented vodka from a bottle and read some books pretending to be an office. Incidentally, drink up vodka all the time and all the actors also drink.
    Several actors, singers and dancers magnified the show.
    The production is not as I've seen in other shows I was on Broadway. The costumes are sometimes futurist and the setting is unique but very well designed. Josh remains all the time with a single garment which leaves him more fat, and just for a moment he put another coat, which makes me think he must feel too warm. He has lighter hair and whitish beard. The glasses give him a more aged appearance, but does not hide the beauty of the young and talented singer.
    He also plays piano, tambourine and drums.
    In the scene where Pierre is a duel, he thinks he was shot and looks like he will fall. Was Pierre but wait, was Josh. I could not imagine him falling and hurting. Then I stretched my arms as if I were there for him. I wanted him to fall in my arms. lol. He had his back to me and did not see, but Sandra said some people in the audience laughed.
    Several letters are dealt and one of them was given to me by an actor (I think Paul Pinto) who told me to go get Natasha. This was past the people sitting next to me until Natasha picked up and read. Some letters had messages written by them and people kept. Another letter was given to me by an actor and was a page of the book.
    After the intermission, some actors delivered a plastic egg that makes a noise, a kind of rattle to us accompany the rhythm of the songs.
    I had my costume but I could not wear before the show, I did it only in the intermission. I saw 3 more people using fantasy as well. From my side I had a couple and the woman told me she is a teacher in a Boston university. She saw me with costume and asked if I also sang. I told her that costume was the suggestion of production and I'm just a Josh's fan and was there to watch the spectacle. She laughed and said, Josh's fan had to be even sitting in seat number 1.
    We laughed as I explained that I knew where it would be my place at that time because when I bought my ticket I could choose only that he wanted a swivel chair. The choice of the exact seat was made for them.
    The show does not have the drama of War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. It's fun and has moments with techno dance music and lots of neon light. Josh danced or at least tried. Now I understand why the adaptation's author Dave Malloy laughed when someone asked if Josh dance on the show. Hahaha. A clumsy as we know.
    Josh wore a ring on his left hand because Pierre is married. He did not seem nervous. He was quiet and sometimes watched with admiration the other actors singing. I highlight the scene where he beats Anatole. It was perfect. Josh (Pierre) does not kiss Natasha as in the movie that I watched but she kisses Anatole which in turn kisses several women.
    Speaking of Anatole or Lucas Steele is a great actor and singer. Young and indescribably beautiful.
    Denée Benton (Natasha) is beautiful, has a wonderful voice and an angelic and sweet face. She sings during almost every show.
    The orchestra is not concentrated in one place but in many places in the theater.
    A perfect tune with the conductor Or Matias.
    All theater seats are good. There is an integration of the audience with the cast who sing and act in all theater. They are to talented.
    The Great Comet will definitely amuse you to go to NY. The story is told in a cheerful way, with lots of dancing and good humor.
    Dreams, when are life projects become reality. I am very happy to see Josh's dream come true and being able to participate in all this. He deserves every success for all the many qualities that him possesses.
    The end of the show Josh is looking at the bright Great Comet that descending ceiling.
    I'm sure the brightest of the Great Comet comes from who shines brighter than the sun.
    The undisputed talent of Josh Groban.

TANIA MARA's picture
on April 12, 2017 - 6:39pm

New York will never be the same after the passage of the Great Comet.
It started with a dinner organized by some Grobanites. The cozy restaurant and good food even more highlighted the joy stamped on the face of all of us. When I arrived, I received a gift that they lovingly prepared for all who were at dinner and also a photobook with pictures of the show. I wrote my message to Josh and signed putting in front of my name the word BRAZIL for Brazilian fans feel well represented in that very important moment for him.
After dinner we went to the Imperial Theatre which is next to the restaurant. There was a line to get in. I waited anxiously. The theater seems to be under renovations and do not have the glamor of theaters Stages Concert. Perhaps for being the first preview, the staff were not very organized. I had trouble finding my seat and the bathroom had a huge line, but nothing took the beauty of that one moment.
I sat in the best place in the theater, the closest to Josh, needless to say I was very happy lol.
I took some pictures with my phone and shortly after some actors came with baskets distributing pierogies that are made with a mass of yeast stuffed with potatoes, onions, cheese. It tasty but I thought it was sweet and I was a little disappointed.
The actress who distributed the pierogies near me said that we were prepared for some appearances during the show. So some warnings were mentioned: cell phone on, and the actors said No. Camera, No. Photo, video, posts... No, no, no.
And the show begins. Josh enters singing and playing accordion and goes to Pierre stage which was just in front of me. He does not have much activity in the first act, but remained on stage all the time. And even without saying anything he represented, made faces and grimaces, probably drank water that represented vodka from a bottle and read some books pretending to be an office. Incidentally, drink up vodka all the time and all the actors also drink.
Several actors, singers and dancers magnified the show.
The production is not as I've seen in other shows I was on Broadway. The costumes are sometimes futurist and the setting is unique but very well designed. Josh remains all the time with a single garment which leaves him more fat, and just for a moment he put another coat, which makes me think he must feel too warm. He has lighter hair and whitish beard. The glasses give him a more aged appearance, but does not hide the beauty of the young and talented singer.
He also plays piano, tambourine and drums.
In the scene where Pierre is a duel, he thinks he was shot and looks like he will fall. Was Pierre but wait, was Josh. I could not imagine him falling and hurting. Then I stretched my arms as if I were there for him. I wanted him to fall in my arms. lol. He had his back to me and did not see, but Sandra said some people in the audience laughed.
Several letters are dealt and one of them was given to me by an actor (I think Paul Pinto) who told me to go get Natasha. This was past the people sitting next to me until Natasha picked up and read. Some letters had messages written by them and people kept. Another letter was given to me by an actor and was a page of the book.
After the intermission, some actors delivered a plastic egg that makes a noise, a kind of rattle to us accompany the rhythm of the songs.
I had my costume but I could not wear before the show, I did it only in the intermission. I saw 3 more people using fantasy as well. From my side I had a couple and the woman told me she is a teacher in a Boston university. She saw me with costume and asked if I also sang. I told her that costume was the suggestion of production and I'm just a Josh's fan and was there to watch the spectacle. She laughed and said, Josh's fan had to be even sitting in seat number 1.
We laughed as I explained that I knew where it would be my place at that time because when I bought my ticket I could choose only that he wanted a swivel chair. The choice of the exact seat was made for them.
The show does not have the drama of War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. It's fun and has moments with techno dance music and lots of neon light. Josh danced or at least tried. Now I understand why the adaptation's author Dave Malloy laughed when someone asked if Josh dance on the show. Hahaha. A clumsy as we know.
Josh wore a ring on his left hand because Pierre is married. He did not seem nervous. He was quiet and sometimes watched with admiration the other actors singing. I highlight the scene where he beats Anatole. It was perfect. Josh (Pierre) does not kiss Natasha as in the movie that I watched but she kisses Anatole which in turn kisses several women.
Speaking of Anatole or Lucas Steele is a great actor and singer. Young and indescribably beautiful.
Denée Benton (Natasha) is beautiful, has a wonderful voice and an angelic and sweet face. She sings during almost every show.
The orchestra is not concentrated in one place but in many places in the theater.
A perfect tune with the conductor Or Matias.
All theater seats are good. There is an integration of the audience with the cast who sing and act in all theater. They are to talented.
The Great Comet will definitely amuse you to go to NY. The story is told in a cheerful way, with lots of dancing and good humor.
Dreams, when are life projects become reality. I am very happy to see Josh's dream come true and being able to participate in all this. He deserves every success for all the many qualities that him possesses.
The end of the show Josh is looking at the bright Great Comet that descending ceiling.
I'm sure the brightest of the Great Comet comes from who shines brighter than the sun.
The undisputed talent of Josh Groban.

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