Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
249 W. 45th Street, New York, NY
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 stars multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban in his Broadway debut. Inspired by a 70-page slice of War and Peace, this “vibrant, thrillingly imagined new musical” (The New York 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” (The New York Times) of romance and passion.
Natasha is a beautiful ingénue visiting Moscow while she waits for her beloved fiancé 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 (Groban), the lonely outsider whose love and compassion for Natasha may be the key to her redemption… and to the renewal of his own soul.
First Preview: October 18, 2016
Opening: November 14, 2016
Closing: Open-end run
Cover: Denée Benton and Brittain Ashford in ‘The Great Comet;’ photo: Chad Batka.