You’ll have to wait just a few more days to catch the blazing ball of amazing that is Dave Malloy’s Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812! The acclaimed off-Broadway musical was set to reopen on September 24, but will now take the stage on September 27 due to minor complications in setting up the show’s custom-built supper club Kazino, which now stands on West 45th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue.
The show will play a limited 14-week run uptown, having just concluded an acclaimed run downtown on September 2. Director Rachel Chavkin will bring back the cast from the downtown company, which features 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.