NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Previews

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Previews for the Broadway premiere of Dave Malloy's Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 begin in just a few days (Tuesday, October 18, 2016) at the Imperial Theatre with Josh Groban and Denée Benton at the helm. Opening is set for November 14 for an open run.

Slightly early on this one, but there's already a ton of buzz in other threads—figured it'd be good to start condensing it all together.

Who's going?!

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I will be there Wednesday night! I am so excited!

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I'll be there! Had a long week at work and last night I happened to look and there was a single seat calling out to me, so I gave in and splurged. Can't wait! Three years ago this week I first saw the show at the Kazino!

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Going Tuesday night. Can't wait! 

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Stopped by the BO today to ask everyone's favorite questions.... "Rush?". As of right now, they will be having an online lottery IN ADDITION to a general rush. The lottery will begin this Tuesday, rush does not start until 10/25. Of course, this is subject to change at this point, but the (very friendly) box office gentleman was happy to give me this info.

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Great to know, thanks!

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Thank you supersam1026! 

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I'm going on Tuesday, sitting onstage. Thanks again to whoever posted that ART code a while ago. :)

 

(Edit: Yup. ART code. Oops. Thanks for the correction, DM!)

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(Did you mean ART code?)

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What is the ART code?  Is it still valid to use?  Could someone post or PM?  Thank you! 

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They've had two (that Im aware of) and both were available for a very limited time...sorry.  

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I'll also be there on Tuesday, side orch.  We'll all have to compare notes on which sections of the theatre have the best views for which scenes.   :)

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Anyone have side orcherstra row g? Curious to know what happens on the platform in front of it. 

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I really want to SEE what they've done with the space. I wish they'd post some rehearsal/tech footage. Or even do a Broadway.com vlog. I mean, Denee has a very very camera friendly face!

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LesWickedly, I have side orch H, and I'll let you know.  If it's anything like the staging at A.R.T., I especially remember them using this platform and the corresponding one on the opposite side of the orch in the scene near the top of Act II in which Natasha and Sonya argue about the letter--Natasha was standing on the platform house right (I think?) and Sonya on the platform house left.

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They used it for a variety of things....the Opera is one that sticks out in my mind.

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I am dying to see The Great Comet! I held back from buying tickets because I'm not sure which seats to pick! So to whomever is going this week or next week your seating input would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

 

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Ah, that's right, they did use it for the opera scene, didn't they!  Forgot about that.  I'm wondering if they'll do something even crazier for that scene, like maybe put the opera singers on the two weird ramps going up to the mezz...based on twitter pics, it looks like the opera singers have new costumes with long trains, so that could be cool, if the trains are trailing behind them down the ramps.  I'm so excited to see what they do with the new space!

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Would someone be able to direct me to the website where the online lottery will be taking place for this?

Thanks in advance. :)

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Info on lottery was just posted.

THE GREAT COMET digital lottery will be powered by Shubert Tickets through the new Telecharge Digital Lottery platform, which provides theatre-goers wide access to affordable tickets through multiple social networks. Beginning Tuesday, October 25, a limited number of tickets will be made available daily. Tickets will be priced at $18.12 through November 13, and $39 beginning November 16. Additional details and rules will be forthcoming on Twitter at @GreatCometBway.

Beginning tomorrow, October 18, a limited number of general rush tickets will be available daily for $39 at the Imperial Theatre box office when it opens for that day's performance. There will be a maximum of two tickets per person. Tickets can be paid for via cash or credit card and are subject to availability. Seating locations will be at the discretion of the box office.

"I hope your Fanny is bigger than my Peter." Mary Martin to Ezio Pinza opening night of Fanny.
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Thanks Huss!

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I just passed the theatre and they look like they're still working on the lobby...

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Generally, the lobby is used as a staging area throughout the tech process for work boxes, Sound/Light gear, etc. It generally isn't cleared until just before the lobby is needed for an audience, so this isn't too strange. I've gone to first previews where half of the lobby is still full of road boxes.

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Just getting out of the final dress rehearsal - two words - best musical.

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Oooh, I hope it's that good!  I'm getting super excited for tomorrow...!