Show-Stopper Grace McLean Talks GREAT COMET, The Necessity of Art and the Importance of Being Weird

It has been quite a season of The Broadway, there’s no denying that. And what a joy it is to see the heralds and nominations lavished upon NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. It is a show I was dragged to against my will several years ago, was sure I’d hate, and have since re-experienced no fewer than 7 times. It’s addictive as hell, and no show feels better when mainlined directly into the carotid artery.

I won’t ramble about the greatness of the piece, as that’s been done ad nauseum by far greater sycophants than I. By now, there’s no secret about the fact that it IS the show of the year. So let’s take a Ritalin, turn out the lights, put on our Tolstoy hats and focus.

Today, we talk to one of my personal favorite performers, who has been slaying it in the role of Marya since the first immersive tent staging. Grace McLean defines the word multi-hyphenate, as you’ll learn in…

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