Official: NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Cast Album Coming this Fall
Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of the hit downtown production of Dave Malloy's electropop opera NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 later in 2013. The album was recorded Monday, August 26th at MSR Studios in New York City. The recording - which preserves the entire score on two discs - was produced by Dean Sharenow, Howard and Janet Kagan and Kurt Deutsch. Sign up to pre-order at www.sh-k-boom.com/greatcomet.
NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 will conclude its limited run on September 2nd at Kazino (West 13th Street and Washington Street) a venue created specifically for the show, in the heart of New York's meatpacking district, to transport audiences to a Russian supper club complete with an authentic Russian menu and bar. The show officially opened May 16th and has been honored with numerous awards and nominations 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.
Every ticket to NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 includes a full Russian-style dinner. Regular tickets are priced at $125 with prime and premium seating available for $175 and $237.50, respectively. The playing schedule is as follows: Tuesdays at 8pm, Wednesdays at 2pm and 8pm, Thursdays at 8pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 5:30 and 9:30pm, and Sundays at 1pm. To purchase tickets, please visit www.thegreatcometof1812.com.
Directed by Rachel Chavkin, NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 first premiered at New York City's Ars Nova in a seven-week sold out run, during which it was showered with rave reviews and landed at the top of the year's best-of lists in The New York Times, Time Out New York and The New York Post. It was one of the hottest tickets in town, but played just 39 performances. Following the Ars Nova engagement, producers Howard & Janet Kagan were approached with numerous transfer options ranging from traditional theaters to raw spaces before deciding to create a wholly original space inspired by the show itself, in partnership with Randy Weiner and Simon Hammerstein from Variety Worldwide who together created perennial New York hotspot The Box (New York, London) and its sister club, The Act (Las Vegas, Dubai).
NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 invites you to join Tolstoy's brash young lovers for an evening you'll never forget, as vodka flows and 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)
The cast recording will feature: David Abeles, Brittain Ashford, Gelsey Bell, Catherine Brookman, Nick Choksi, Ken Clark, Ashkon Davaran, Blake DeLong, Amber Gray, Luke Holloway, Dave Malloy, Grace McLean, Azudi Onyejekwe, Paul Pinto, Phillipa Soo, Lucas Steele, Shaina Taub, Mariand Torres and Lauren Zakrin.
NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 also 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