The acclaimed off-Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, which re-opened on September 27 for a 14-week limited run, has now extended through January 19, 2014. The production is playing at Kazino, a Russian supper club built especially for the electropop opera.
Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812’s downtown company are reprising their roles in the new mounting of Dave Malloy’s innovative show, which is directed by Rachel Chavkin. The cast 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.