About Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812
Following triumphant runs in a specially constructed tent theater in the Meatpacking District, this unique immersive experience moves to the heart of the theater district. Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 is derived from the most passionate and romantic portion of Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel War and Peace, and the innovative musical invites theatergoers to dine and drink with the lovestruck arisocrats of old Russia. Seating is cabaret-style and audience members will receive an assortment of Russian snacks including the show’s signature pierogies as the story of love and battlefields, highlighted by Dave Malloy’s electropop score, unfolds around them.
Young Natasha is visiting Moscow to meet the family of her fiance, Andrei, who is off fighting in Napoleonic wars. One fateful night at the opera, she meets the reckless Anatole and falls helplessly in love with him. It’s up to the bookish, but compassionate Pierre to save her from social disgrace.
Time Out New York calls it “a rare and marvelous event; an oasis of artful illumination.” The New York Times hailed the show as “a vibrant, transporting musical.”
Two hours and 40 minutes (one intermission)
There are full traditional Russian snacks served with performance; there is a bar with cocktails and refreshments in the lobby and you are welcome to bring your drinks and refreshment to your tables; the seating is cabaret style with audience members seated together at large tables, the action takes place all around them, and the performers occasionally joining them. The seating capacity is 199.
Did you know?
Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 received the 2013 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater, an Obie Award, five Drama Desk nominations including Outrstanding New Musical, two Drama League nominations, and the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Outstanding New Musical.
Lovers of adventurous, immersive theater will revel in this unique experience and feel as if there are actually in Tsarist Russia, living the story along with the characters.
Good for kids?
The setting and subject matter are not really appropriate for small children. Mature teenagers should be able to handle it.
The Kazino Location Information:
259 W 45th St.
New York, NY 10036
A, C, E to 42nd St./Port Authority (Eighth Ave.); N, Q, R to 42nd St./Times Sq. (Broadway)