On last night's LATE SHOW, Denee Benton talks about receiving rave reviews for her performance in the new Broadway show NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. "I was just a theater kid in the suburbs who just really liked musicals," says the actress of her humble beginnings in the industry. Watch the appearance below!
Natasha, Pierre & THE GREAT COMET of 1812, now playing at New York's Imperial Theatre, stars multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban in his Broadway debut. Inspired by a 70-page slice of War and Peace, this "vibrant, thrillingly imagined new musical" (The New York Times) is "stunning and blazingly original" (Entertainment Weekly) and brings us just inches from Tolstoy's brash young lovers as they light up Moscow in a "heaven-sent fireball" (The New York Times) of romance and passion.
NATASHA IS YOUNG, ANATOLE IS HOT, AND ANDREY ISN'T HERE... BUT WHAT ABOUT PIERRE? Natasha is a beautiful ingenue visiting Moscow while she waits for her beloved fiance Andrey to return from the war. In a moment of indiscretion, she is seduced by the dashing (but already married) Anatole and her position in society is ruined. Her only hope lies with Pierre (Groban), the lonely outsider whose love and compassion for Natasha may be the key to her redemption... and to the renewal of his own soul.