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'GREAT COMET' to Allow Audience Members to Send Own Love Letters During Valentine's Day Performances

'GREAT COMET' to Allow Audience Members to Send Own Love Letters During Valentine's Day Performances

Celebrate Valentine's Day in 19th century Russia with Natasha, Pierre and a love letter of your very own. GREAT COMET ticket-holders for performances beginning Tuesday, February 11th through Sunday, February 16th, can submit text in advance, which will be hand-written and delivered as beautifully as they were in 19th century Russia. Prior to the performance you are attending, visit www.greatcometof1812.com to write your love letter, and it will be hand-delivered to your table at the show. Tickets are on sale now at Telecharge.com for all performances through Sunday, March 2, 2014.

Due to popular demand, the limited engagement of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, named one of the Best Musicals of 2013 by The New York Times and one of Time Magazine's Top 10 Musicals of 2013, recently extended for the third time at Kazino (45th Street between Times Square and 8thAvenue).

Since its first production at Ars Nova in the fall of 2012, THE GREAT COMET has become a sensation, meriting expansion this summer to a 199 seat pop-up supper club built specifically for the production in the Meatpacking District. After playing to packed houses since May, producers Howard & Janet Kagan brought Dave Malloy's acclaimed electropop opera and its opulent custom venue - Kazino - to the heart of the theater district in September of 2013.

Tickets for performances through March 2, 2014 are now on sale through Telecharge.com. Ticket prices begin at $75, with prime and premium seating available for $175 and $237.50, respectively. The playing schedule is as follows: Tuesdays at 8, Wednesdays at 2:30 and 8, Thursdays at 8, Fridays at 8, Saturdays at 2:30 and 8, and Sundays at 3. On Sunday, January 19 there is an added 8pm performance. At all performances, audiences are treated to the show's signature pierogies.

The cast of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 includes: David Abeles as 'Pierre,' Brittain Ashford as 'Sonya,' Blake DeLong as 'Bolkonsky/Andrey,' Amber Gray as 'Hélène,' Nick Choksi as 'Dolokhov', Grace McLean as 'Marya D.,' Ashkon Davaran as 'Balaga,' Phillipa Soo as 'Natasha,' Lucas Steele as 'Anatole.' and Shaina Taub as 'Princess Mary.' The cast also features Catherine Brookman, Josh Canfield, Ken Clark, Lulu Fall, Luke Holloway, Azudi Onyejekwe, Mariand Torres and Lauren Zakrin.

Directed by Rachel Chavkin, NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 has been showered with rave reviews and a host of accolades, including the 2013 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater, a Special Citation from the OBIE Awards, five Drama Desk Award Nominations (Outstanding New Musical, Outstanding Music, Outstanding Lyrics, Outstanding Direction of a Musical, Outstanding Costume Design), two Drama League Award nominations (Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Performance - Phillipa Soo), a Henry Hewes Design Award (for scenic design by Mimi Lien), and the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Outstanding New Musical.

The original cast recording of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 was released digitally by Ghostlight Records on Tuesday, October 29 and the deluxe two-CD set is now available in stores. A highlights version, featuring special selections from the acclaimed work, is also now available in digital format. The two-disc album was recorded Monday, August 26th at MSR Studios in New York City. The album was produced by Dean Sharenow, with Kurt Deutsch and Howard & Janet Kagan serving as Executive Producers.

NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 invites you to join Tolstoy's brash young lovers for an evening you'll never forget as passions ignite in Dave Malloy's electropop opera, ripped from a slice of War and Peace. At once stunning, sensual, and inspired, this singular theatrical event promises "a rare and marvelous event: amidst the din of New York, an oasis of artful illumination." (Time Out New York)

NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 features choreography by Sam Pinkleton, scenic design by Mimi Lien, costume design by Tony Award winner Paloma Young, lighting design by Bradley King, music direction by Or Matias, sound design by Matt Hubbs, music supervision by Sonny Paladino and casting by Duncan Stewart and Company.

NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 is produced by Howard and Janet Kagan and co-produced by Paula Marie Black, John Logan, Lisa Matlin, Daveed Frazier, Tom Smedes, and Vertical Entertainment/Roman Gambourg/Lev Gelfer.

Photo Credit: Chad Batka

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