Natasha and Pierre are staying put! Phillipa Soo, David Abeles and the complete cast of the downtown production of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 will reprise their roles for the upcoming transfer to the theater district, which begins on September 24 for a 14-week limited run. You can sneak a peek at the show's venue Kazino on West 45th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue.
The cast includes David Abeles as Pierre, Brittain Ashford as Sonya, Blake DeLong as Bolkonsky/Andrey, Amber Gray as Helene, 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 ensemble includes Ken Clark, Catherine Brookman, Luke Holloway, Azudi Onyejekwe, Mariand Torres and Lauren Zakrin.
Based on a most scandalous slice of Leo Tolstoy’s Russian masterpiece War and Peace, Comet tells the story of a young girl named Natasha, who is betrothed to Andrey though he’s off at war. In his absence, Natasha strikes up a relationship with the attractive Anatole, whose rebellious nature causes Andrey’s best friend Pierre to be on alert to the budding romance.
Directed by Rachel Chavkin and written by Dave Malloy, Comet played an acclaimed run at Ars Nova before it transferred to the Meatpacking District for an extended, expanded off-Broadway engagement. A two-disc original cast recording will be released in the fall.