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Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 - 2016 - Broadway

$59-$169

Inspired by a 70-page slice of War and Peace, this "vibrant, thrillingly imagined new musical" (The New York Times) is "stunning and blazingly original" (Entertainment Weekly) and brings us just inches from Tolstoy's brash young lovers as they light up Moscow in a "heaven-sent fireball" (The New York Times) of romance and passion.



NATASHA IS YOUNG, ANATOLE IS HOT, AND ANDREY ISN'T HERE... BUT WHAT ABOUT PIERRE? Natasha is a beautiful ingenue visiting Moscow while she waits for her beloved fiance Andrey to return from the war. In a moment of indiscretion, she is seduced by the dashing (but already married) Anatole and her position in society is ruined. Her only hope lies with Pierre (Groban), the lonely outsider whose love and compassion for Natasha may be the key to her redemption... and to the renewal of his own soul.



"One of the decade's best musicals" (Time Out New York), THE GREAT COMET has "rousing music and ravishing performances" (Daily News) with a groundbreaking score that mixes rock, pop, soul, folk and electronic dance music with classic Broadway. THE GREAT COMET arrives fresh off its sold-out run in Boston and its critically acclaimed Off-Broadway premiere. Its renowned creative team has reimagined the Imperial Theatre as an opulent Russian salon, where every seat provides a unique perspective and an unforgettable experience which is "thrilling, a feast for the senses" (Associated Press) and "inventive, ravishing and full-on romantic" (New York Post).

Schedule

Running Time: Two hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission

Imperial Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
249 West 45th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812


Josh Groban and a stunning set light up 'Great Comet of 1812' - Chicago Tribune
"Great Comet" goes so much further than any of those aspirational predecessors, with Lien and her team sending part of the audience through a faux-Soviet backstage, building a series of walkways that can carry actors to the back of the balcony, installing ramps and catwalks throughout the orchestra and stuffing the stage with risers and banquettes that really do look like they were built with the rest of the theater. (Bradley King's lights seem to explode everywhere.) It's a seamless work of retrofit design that will, I think, carry historical import. Especially when combined with Malloy's quirky, unconventional and thoroughly beguiling suite of songs.

Broadway’s ‘Natasha, Pierre’ takes off like a comet - Washington Post
Josh Groban - he of the mellifluous lung power so dynamic it could lift a tall ship's sails - is the marquee attraction of "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812," the vivacious new musical that had its official opening Monday night at the Imperial Theatre. And as it turns out, he's neither an overbearing blowhard nor a star adrift. Rather, Groban proves to be a thoroughly winning team player in an offbeat pop opera that is ultimately more memorable for technical dexterity than emotional texture.


 

Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 Broadway Cast



 

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by BWW News Desk - September 21, 2017
Now that Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 has played its final performance on Broadway, plans for other productions could be in the works for the gleaming musical spectacle.
by Kerry Breen - September 3, 2017
Four actors have taken to the Imperial Theater's stage as the titular Pierre Bezukhov during the Broadway run of NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 - read on for a comparison of their performances!
by Stephi Wild - September 3, 2017
Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 closes today, September 3. The twelve-time Tony nominated new musical concludes its run just weeks after the controversy of replacing Okieriete Onaodowan with Mandy Patinkin - who withdrew from the production following public outcry.
by BWW News Desk - September 2, 2017
Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 will play its final performance tomorrow, Sunday September 3. The show has announced via Twitter that all rush tickets for the final performance have been sold.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - August 28, 2017
Cast members from the Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 celebrated their Broadway run with an encore performance at Broadway at W New York on Sunday, August 27th at 7:30 pm. Great Comet creator Dave Malloy joined the cast in celebrating their Tony Award nominated production. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos from the evening below!
by BWW News Desk - August 24, 2017
Cast members from the Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 will celebrate their Broadway run with an encore performance at Broadway at W New York on Sunday, August 27th at 7:30 pm. Great Comet creator Dave Malloy will join the cast in celebrating their Tony Award nominated production.
by BWW News Desk - August 13, 2017
Okieriete 'Oak' Onaodowan plays his final performance as Pierre in Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 today, and in light of the tragic events taking place in Charlottesville, Virginia, he has dedicated his final performance to Heather Heyer who was killed when a car drove through the crowd.
by BWW News Desk - August 8, 2017
This just in - NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 will play its final performance on Broadway Sunday, September 3rd at the Imperial Theatre.
by Danielle Ashley - August 3, 2017
In the latest episode of BroadwayWorld's DANCE CAPTAIN DANCE ATTACK, Broadway buddy Ben Cameron got a glimpse into the life of THE GREAT COMET's dance captain Celia Mei Rubin! As dance captain, one of Rubin's responsibilities is to handle split tracks and cut shows.
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2017
On social media, cast member Azudi Onyejekwe has weighed in with his take on the situation and it's a must-read. 
by Alan Henry - July 28, 2017
As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, Tony and Emmy Award winner Mandy Patinkin will make his long-awaited return to Broadway in NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, starring as 'Pierre' from August 15 - September 3 only. Okieriete 'Oak' Onaodowan, currently playing the role, will play his final performance as 'Pierre' on August 13.
by Alan Henry - July 28, 2017
As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, Tony and Emmy Award winner Mandy Patinkin will make his long-awaited return to Broadway in NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, starring as 'Pierre' from August 15 - September 3 only. Okieriete 'Oak' Onaodowan, currently playing the role, will play his final performance as 'Pierre' on August 13.
by BWW News Desk - July 28, 2017
As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, Tony and Emmy Award winner Mandy Patinkin will make his long-awaited return to Broadway in NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, starring as 'Pierre' from August 15 - September 3 only. Okieriete 'Oak' Onaodowan, currently playing the role, will play his final performance as 'Pierre' on August 13.
by BWW News Desk - July 27, 2017
Actor Mandy Patinkin is taking over the role of Pierre in the critically acclaimed Broadway musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. The actor stopped by this morning's TODAY to share that he felt the show was “so infectious” he had to be part of it.
by BWW News Desk - July 26, 2017
So what happened to Oak? Producer Howard Kagan explains: 'This continues our show's remarkable history of having great actors and singers see the show as audience members, only to tell us they are inspired to join the cast! Whenever possible we will accommodate them as we did here with Mandy and his Homeland TV schedule. Oak, who was scheduled to appear as Pierre for this period graciously agreed to make room for Mandy, and we sincerely hope that Oak will return to us in the fall or winter. He is a terrific Pierre.'
by BWW News Desk - July 26, 2017
We've got Mandy on the brain. As BroadwayWorld reported earlier today, Tony and Emmy Award winner Mandy Patinkin will make his long-awaited return to Broadway in NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, starring as 'Pierre' from August 15 - September 3 only.
by BWW News Desk - July 26, 2017
Tony and Emmy Award winner Mandy Patinkin will make his long-awaited return to Broadway in NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, starring as 'Pierre' from August 15 - September 3 only.