Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 - Starring Josh Groban
Show Summary - Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 is an inventive new musical that made the rare but ravishing journey from a small Off-Broadway to Broadway. Originally premiering in 2012 at Ars Nova, the show was then extended to a custom pop-up venue performed in a tent along with dinner being served. Originally in the chic meatpacking district, the tent was then moved to a vacant lot in the Broadway district. The show has since been reconceived for the proscenium format, and premiered in this new rendition at the innovative American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is this version that arrives on Broadway. The show is directed by Rachel Chavkin, who has helmed the show since its original incarnation, and who makes her Broadway directorial debut with the show. Stepping into the lead role of Pierre is the extremely well known singer-songwriter Josh Groban, whose hit songs include “You Raise Me Up,” “You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up),” “Now or Never,” “Hidden Away,” and “Você Existe Em Mim.” Groban makes his Broadway debut with this show, stepping into the role originally played by the show’s creator, Dave Malloy. Full casting for Natasha,Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812 has yet to be announced.
Noteworthy Dates For The Show Previews Begin: 10/18/16
Show Opens: 11/14/16
Show Closes: Open Ended
Number of Performances: 8 performances per week
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Should You See Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 On Broadway?
What Is Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812 Like? This exciting new musical is based off a specific passage of the epic novel War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. It is very experimental in nature, concerning romantic entanglements in Moscow in the 19th century, but portrayed through what has been billed as an edgy electro-opera. Upon premiering Off-Broadway, The New York Times deemed it a Critics’ Pick, calling it “vibrant” and “transporting,” and finding it to be an extremely profound pleasure to watch. Like the novel on which it is based, the show deals with the elusive nature of happiness, focusing on a protagonist, Pierre played by Josh Groban who is troubled by his own spiritual quest. Denee Benton plays Natasha, who is Pierre's love interest. Nevertheless, the love story is also at the heart of this show, making it a fascinating portrait of a story that may be old, but the format is exceedingly new.
Is Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812 Good for Kids? The show is recommended for those aged 14 and up, due to mature themes of intimacy and alcohol consumption. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Cast Members: Josh Groban plays Pierre (Last Perf. 07/02/17) Okieriete Onaodowan plays Pierre (Starts 07/03/17)
Dave Malloy plays Pierre (starts
Scott Stangland plays Pierre (Standby)
Denée Benton plays Natasha
Paul Pinto plays Balaga
Nick Choksi plays Dolokhov
Grace McLean plays Marya D
Gelsey Bell plays Princess Mary
Brittain Ashford plays Sonya
Lucas Steele plays Anatole
Amber Gray plays Helene
Nicholas Belton plays Bolkonsky/Andrey
Show Duration: Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 runs for 2 hours and 30 minutes including an intermission.
Paula Marie Black
Janet Kagan Howard Kagan Production Stage Manager:
Karyn Meek Press Agent:
Matt Ross Public Relations
Staff and Creative Team:
General Manager: Andrew Jones at Baseline Theatrical
Company Manager: Roseanna Sharrow at Baseline Theatrical
Technical Supervisor: Hudson Theatrical Associates
Advertising Representative: SPOTCo
Casting Director: Stewart/Whitley Casting
Musical - Broadway Premiere
Rachel Chavkin (Direction)
Sam Pinkleton (Choreography)
Paloma Young (Costume Design)
Bradley King (Light Design)
Matthew Hubbs (Sound Design)
Mimi Lien (Set Design)
Sonny Paladino (Music Supervisor)
Or Matias (Musical Direction) Other Credits:
Dave Malloy (Lyrics + Music)
Parking For This Theatre: The closest parking garage for the Imperial Theatre is located at:
Champion Parking On West 45
251 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
West 46 Street Garage LLC
303 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea.
A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.