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Video: Backstage at The Great Comet

MARCH 31, 2017

Broadway has never before seen a show as uniquely ambitious as The Great Comet. Broadway's Imperial Theatre has been radically transformed into a 19th century Russian salon, where the cast plays much of the show's action in and among the audience. The opening number alone features over 100 sound and light cues, and sixteen cameras as used backstage to track all of the cast's onstage movements. Such a large production is sure to come with plenty of technical challenges, and Playbill and Bway Zone were on hand to investigate. In the video below, see what it's like for the stage management team at The Great Comet to keep everything running smoothly.

The Great Comet is now playing on Broadway, starring Josh Groban as Pierre through July 2, 2017. In exciting casting news, Hamilton star Okieriete "Oak" Onaodowan will replace Groban this summer. Get your tickets now by visiting the show page below.

Author: Jacob Jones