Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet Of 1812 stars multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban in his Broadway debut. Inspired by a 70-page slice of War and Peace, this "vibrant, thrillingly imagined new musical" (NY 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" (NY Times) of romance and passion.
Natasha is young, Anatole is hot, and Andrey isn't here… but what about Pierre?
Natasha is a beautiful ingénue visiting Moscow while she waits for her beloved fiancée 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 NY), 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 2013 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" (NY Post).
THE GREAT COMET GROUP TICKETS
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Strobe lights are used in this production.
Josh Groban* **, Denée Benton****, Okieriete “Oak” Onaodowan (begins 7/3). Brittain Ashford, Gelsey Bell, Nicholas Belton, Nick Choksi, Amber Gray, Grace McLean, Paul Pinto, Scott Stangland, Lucas Steele, Sumayya Ali, Courtney Bassett, Josh Canfield, Ken Clark, Erica Dorfler, Lulu Fall, Ashley Pérez Flanagan, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Nick Gaswirth, Alex Gibson, Billy Joe Kiessling, Mary Spencer Knapp, Reed Luplau, Brandt Martinez, Andrew Mayer, Azudi Onyejekwe, Pearl Rhein, Heath Saunders, Ani Taj, Cathryn Wake, Katrina Yaukey, Lauren Zakrin
*Josh Groban will not will not perform on Tuesday - March 14 @ 7pm*****, Tuesday April 25 @ 7pm*****, Thursday May 4 - Tuesday May 9***, Tuesday May 16 @ 7pm*, Tuesday June 13 @ 7pm***, Tuesday June 20 @ 7pm***, and Tuesday June 27 @ 7pm***.
**Josh Groban will perform through July 2, 2017.
***At these performances, the role of ‘Pierre’ will be played by the show’s creator, Dave Malloy.
**** Denée Benton will not perform March 6 - March 12.
***** Scott Stangland will perform the role of Pierre.
Book, Music, Lyrics and Orchestrations: Dave Malloy
Director: Rachel Chavkin
Choreographer: Sam Pinkleton
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