NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Delays Uptown Transfer Until 9/27
THE GREAT COMET will now land in Times Square on Friday, September 27th, just a few days later than the intended first performance date of Tuesday, September 24th. NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, which concluded a hit summer engagement downtown on September 2nd, will take up residence in the Theater District, on West 45th Street between Times Square and 8th Avenue, for a 14-week limited run. The delay is due to minor complications in the physical transfer of the show's pop-up supper club venue to midtown. Those issues are now resolved and the production is on-track to begin performances this Friday, September 27th at 8pm. Ticketholders for the cancelled performances on September 24-26 can contact their point of purchase to reschedule for a different performance or receive a refund.
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 will bring Dave Malloy's acclaimed electopop opera and its opulent custom venue - Kazino - to the heart of the theater district.
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 featuresCatherine Brookman, Ken Clark, Luke Holloway, Azudi Onyejekwe, Mariand Torres and Lauren Zakrin.
Tickets are now on sale through Telecharge.com. NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 will run through December 31st at its new location. Tickets are priced at $125 with prime and premium seating available for $175 and $237.50, respectively. The playing schedule will be as follows: Tuesdays at 8, Wednesdays at 2 and 8, Thursdays at 8, Fridays at 8, Saturdays at 2 and 8, and Sundays at 3. Audiences will receive an assortment of Russian snacks at their tables, including the show's signature pierogies.
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), and the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Outstanding New Musical.
Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 in the fall of 2013. 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.