Beloved Broadway star Mandy Patinkin will be hitting the boards again for three weeks this summer, playing Pierre in The Great Comet of 1812 from August 15 to September 3.

The musical, which was nominated for 12 Tonys, including Best Musical, is based on an excerpt of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace. In 2013, our own John Del Signore wrote of the off-Broadway production, "The melodramatic plot points are wittily boiled down to their essentials, which are gleefully summarized in the show's high-energy opening number, sung by the ensemble in ironic-didactic unison: 'Hélène is a slut / Anatole is hot / Mary is old school / Sonya is good / Natasha is young / And Andrey isn’t here.'"

The production was remounted in the Imperial Theatre last year, where audience members end up mingling with actors, who dance and sing all over the theater (the space where the stage would be has been re-fashioned into a nightclub with bars, tables and banquettes). Yes, cast members also throw pierogies into the crowd.

Vulture reports that Patinkin will be replacing Oak Onaodowan, who took over the role from the original Broadway Pierre, Josh Groban.

Patinkin has been taking in recent Broadway productions, including the revival of Sunday in the Park with George, starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Gyllenhaal was playing Georges Seurat, a role that Patinkin created, and when the two met—well, let's just say there was sobbing.