CMU School of Drama

Monday, January 30, 2017

Catching the Broadway 'Comet' is dream come true for CMU grad

TribLIVE: Carnegie Mellon University grad Denée Benton knows better than to judge a book by its cover.

She judges it by its script, which has suited the Florida native quite well.

Since graduation from CMU just two years ago, her budding Broadway career has been bookended by two hits — a major role in the London West End and national touring productions of the Tony Award-winning “The Book of Mormon,” and, now, a title role in “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.” She's Natasha in the hot-as-a-comet show based on a section of the literary classic “War and Peace,” playing at the appropriately named Imperial Theatre in New York.

1 comment:

Evan Schild said...

This is so cool to see someone on Broadway have such high regards for your college. It is even cooler that She went here and all the upperclassmen know her. While I do not have classes with the acting faculty I do see them and have conversations with them. It’s cool to have so many Broadway celebs talk about your faculty in such a way. All of my friends talk about the exercises they are doing and seeing how many successful actors and actresses there are form this program is crazy. I am so excited for them. During thanksgiving break my friends and I tried to get rush tickets for Great Comet but the line was way too long and we did not get tickets.During spring break I am hoping to see her in Great Comet. Her performance is supposed to be amazing. And she might even be up for a tony award!