One of my 2021 goals was to read War and Peace, and I am absolutely conquering that goal in February so I can say that I am on the path of success nice and early. However, while reading this…I am overcome with the urge to watch/listen to The Great Comet of 1812 musical. After I finished Book 8 of War and Peace, I allowed myself to dive into the musical again (yes, a bootleg online, sue me) and WOW is that what is making me happy this week. Not just the musical itself, and its song and dances, but also some of the publicity with it–in particular the piece on Josh Groban’s Broadway debut and the musical’s origins.
Reading War and Peace hasn’t been a bad experience, at all, but I do often find myself stopping to sing songs from the Great Comet. Oops.
I won’t go on a tirade about how the Great Comet was ROBBED at the Tony Awards–and how I think DEH is very unoriginal and sappy compared to Great Comet, but know that I think all of those things.
Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 is what is making me happy this week, and if you watch this video about Josh Groban preparing for the role, I think you’ll be happy too.
I want to be the accordion salesperson who sees Josh Groban walk in and say “I’ve got a lot of money, what kind of accordion can I get?”
Another happy moment is this killer performance on the morning shows: