NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 to Host Halloween Masquerade Ball, 10/31
NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 will host an elegant and enticing masquerade ball for its Halloween performance this Thursday, October 31st at 8pm, featuring a costume contest and an exclusive after-party at Kazino (45th Street between Times Square and 8th Avenue). Audience members wishing to partake are advised to wear their most stylish Russian opera or military attire....or anything befitting the occasion. All ticketholders will receive access to an exclusive after-party with the cast. Tickets are available through Telecharge.com.
NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 is now playing in the Broadway Theater District, on West 45th Street between Times Square and 8thAvenue, for a limited run through Tuesday, December 31st. Since its first production at Ars Nova in the fall of 2012, the show 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 electopop opera and its opulent custom venue - Kazino - to the heart of the theater district.
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 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. Audiences receive an assortment of Russian snacks at their tables, including 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.
Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 digitally beginning Tuesday, October 29 and the deluxe two-CD set will be in stores on December 10. A highlights version, featuring special selections from the acclaimed work, will also be available in digital format on October 29. 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 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)
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.
For more information, visit www.thegreatcometof1812.com.