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Denee Benton on Reminding Young Girls to Dream Big in Great Comet: 'It's Exciting to Be a Part of That'

Denee Benton on Reminding Young Girls to Dream Big in Great Comet: 'It's Exciting to Be a Part of That'
Denee Benton

Broadway's Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 is an out-of-this-world performance experience, and newcomer Denée Benton is luminous as Natasha. Benton stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on December 12 to reminisce about playing the Wicked cast recording on repeat when she was younger and discuss portraying a member of Russian nobility. "For me, being a dark-skinned black woman with natural hair, getting to be at the center of this love story...growing up, I didn't get to see that very often," Benton said. Watch the full interview below, and catch The Great Comet at the Imperial Theatre!

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