After sold-out, critically acclaimed runs Off-Broadway and at Boston’s esteemed American Repertory Theater, the musical Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 hits Broadway with Grammy-winning sensation Josh Groban in his Broadway debut, alongside Denée Benton, who wowed audiences in London’s West End in The Book of Mormon.
Inspired by 70 pages of Tolstoy’s epic novel War and Peace, Natasha, Pierre is a musical like no other. Featuring music and libretto by Dave Malloy (Ghost Quartet) and directed by Rachel Chavkin (The Royale at Lincoln Center Theater), this is the story of a beautiful young society women named Natasha who finds herself in Moscow awaiting her fiancé’s return from the war. An impulsive tryst with a married man makes her an outcast, and her only hope at happiness and a second chance lies with a mysterious loner named Pierre.
Aside from its gorgeous, pop- and rock-infused score, astonishing romance and riveting performances, what makes The Great Comet a must-see is the one-of-a-kind experience. Broadway’s Imperial Theatre has been transformed into a fully immersive space, with onstage seating, upholstered banquettes and chairs at tables, with much of the action taking place on stage and in what would ordinarily be the front of the orchestra section.