“NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET O 1812” CONFIRMS THE COMPLETE DOWNTOWN CAST FOR THE SHOW’S TRANSFER TO TIMES SQUARE
KAZINO WILL TAKE UP RESIDENCE ON WEST 45th STREET, BETWEEN TIMES SQUARE AND 8TH AVENUE
FOR A 14-WEEK LIMITED ENGAGEMENT BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 24th
(New York, NY – September 17, 2013) Producers Howard & Janet Kagan have confirmed that the complete cast from the hit downtown production of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, will join the show for its Times Square transfer, beginning next Tuesday, September 24th. THE GREAT COMET which concluded a hit summer engagement downtown on September 2nd, will take up residence in the Theater District, on West 45th Street between Times Square and 8thAvenue, for a 14-week limited run. Since its first production at Ars Nova in the fall of 2012, the show has become a sensation, meriting expansion this summer to a 199 seat pop-up supper club built specifically for the production in the Meatpacking District. After playing to packed houses since May, producers Howard & Janet Kagan will bring Dave Malloy’s acclaimed electopop opera and its opulent custom venue – Kazino – to the heart of the theater district.
The cast of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 includes: David Abeles as ‘Pierre,’ Brittain Ashford as ‘Sonya,’ Blake DeLong as ‘Bolkonsky/Andrey,’ Amber Gray as ‘Hélène,’ 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 cast also features Nicholas Belton, Catherine Brookman, Luke Holloway, Azudi Onyejekwe, Mariand Torres and Lauren Zakrin.
Tickets are now on sale through Telecharge.com. NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 will run through December 31st at its new location. Tickets are priced at $125 with prime and premium seating available for $175 and $237.50, respectively. The playing schedule will be as follows: Tuesdays at 8, Wednesdays at 2 and 8, Thursdays at 8, Fridays at 8, Saturdays at 2 and 8, and Sundays at 3. Audiences will receive an assortment of Russian snacks at their tables, including the show’s signature pierogies.
Directed by Rachel Chavkin, NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 has been showered with rave reviews and a host of accolades, including the 2013 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater, a Special Citation from the OBIE Awards, five Drama Desk Award Nominations (Outstanding New Musical, Outstanding Music, Outstanding Lyrics, Outstanding Direction of a Musical, Outstanding Costume Design), two Drama League Award nominations (Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Performance – Phillipa Soo), and the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Outstanding New Musical.
Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 in the fall of 2013. The two-disc album was recorded Monday, August 26th at MSR Studios in New York City. The album was produced by Dean Sharenow, with Kurt Deutsch and Howard & Janet Kagan serving as Executive Producers.
NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 invites you to join Tolstoy’s brash young lovers for an evening you’ll never forget, as vodka flows and passions ignite in Dave Malloy’s electropop opera, ripped from a slice of War and Peace. At once stunning, sensual, and inspired, this singular theatrical event promises “a rare and marvelous event: amidst the din of New York, an oasis of artful illumination.” (Time Out New York)
NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 features choreography by Sam Pinkleton, scenic design by Mimi Lien, costume design by Tony® Award winner Paloma Young, lighting design by Bradley King, music direction by Or Matias, sound design by Matt Hubbs, music supervision by Sonny Paladino and casting by Duncan Stewart and Company.
NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 is produced by Howard and Janet Kagan and co-produced by Paula Marie Black, John Logan, Lisa Matlin, Daveed Frazier, Tom Smedes, and Vertical Entertainment/Roman Gambourg/Lev Gelfer.