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Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 Cast & Creative

Drawing inspiration from a 70-page portion of Leo Tolstoy’s Russian masterpiece War and Peace, The Great Comet follows Natasha, a young girl who forms a relationship with the attractive rebel Anatole while her betrothed Andrey is off fighting. Andrey's best friend Pierre remains on high alert as the new romance blossoms.

Okieriete Onaodowan and Ingrid Michaelson play their final performances on Aug 13. Dave Malloy begins performances as Pierre on August 22. Please note that strobe lights are used in this show.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Sep. 3, 2017.

Show Overview

About Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

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 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, 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).


Dave Malloy
Brittain Ashford
Gelsey Bell
Princess Mary
Nicholas Belton
Nick Choksi
Paul Pinto
Lucas Steele


Music, Lyrics and Book
Dave Malloy
Rachel Chavkin
Set Designer
Mimi Lien
Costume Designer
Paloma Young
Lighting Designer
Bradley King
Sound Designer
Nicholas Pope
Dave Malloy
Music Director
Or Matias
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