You keep telling yourself you're going to get to see the hip musical Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812, well the fates have given you one last shot to down some pierogies and party with the love torn cast! The off-Broadway show, which re-opened on September 27 for a 14-week limited run and was then extended through January 19, is going to pour the vodka even longer! The interactive experience will now continue to play pop-up venue Kazino through March 2, so you still have another month or so to party with the cast!
The Great Comet's downtown company reprise 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, The Great 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. Smells like a Broadway hit... or is that the borscht?