Following the previous announcement of Tony and Emmy winner Mandy Patinkin taking over the role of “Pierre” in The Great Comet for a limited 3 week engagement, fans were excited but also confused due to the fact that the show’s current leading man Okieriete Onaodowan just joined earlier this month (taking over from Grammy and Tony nominee Josh Groban).

Onaodowan’s run was set to be a limited engagement for the summer and the timing was made for Patakin during his hiatus from his TV show Homeland.

Howard Kagan (the producer of The Great Comet) also mentioned that Onaodowan does plan to return to the show at a late time.

Onaodowan will play his final performance on August 13th, 2017 (the same day Ingrid Michaelson ends her run as “Sonya”) with Patakin starting on August 15th, 2017 and ending on September 3rd, 2017 at the Imperial Theatre.


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So what happened to Oak? Producer Howard Kagan explains: ?This continues our show’s remarkable history of having great actors and singers see the show as audience members, only to tell us they are inspired to join the cast! Whenever possible we will accommodate them as we did here with Mandy and his…

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