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  • A heaven-sent fireball!
    - Ben Brantley, The New York Times  
  • A vibrant, transporting
    new musical.
    - Charles Isherwood, The New York Times  
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    - Entertainment Weekly  
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BOOK, MUSIC, LYRICS AND ORCHESTRATIONS BY Dave Malloy
Direction by Rachel Chavkin
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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" (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 YOUNG, ANATOLE IS HOT, AND ANDREY ISN'T HERE… BUT WHAT ABOUT PIERRE? 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 (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.

"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).

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SEATING AT THE GREAT COMET

The Great Comet features a revolutionary staging where the cast and musicians will be performing among the audience members. Learn more about your seating options below.

THEATER ZONES

ORCHESTRA MEZZANINE ON STAGE

SEATING KEY

UPHOLSTERED
BANQUETTES
UPHOLSTERED
ARMCHAIRS
UPHOLSTERED
CHAIRS AT TABLES
STANDARD SEATING
TABLE

REVIEWS

“A vibrant, thrillingly

imagined new musical!

The show is performed in an elaborately appointed salon with claret-colored velvet draperies and period paintings adorning the walls. Spiky candelabras modeled on the starbursts at the Metropolitan Opera twinkle from above. As Tolstoy’s tale of love and corruption swirls like a feverish dream before us, above us and around us, we are brought into whispering intimacy with the characters as they pursue their fates, happy and otherwise, in the grand houses of 19th-century Moscow. When that comet streaks through the sky at the hushed climax of the show, Pierre experiences an epiphany that had my heart leaping into my throat, as he sang with humble joy of the mysterious workings of human affections.”

CHARLES ISHERWOOD / The New York Times

“A joyous affair! THE GREAT COMET

feels like a party from start to end.

The slice of Tolstoy’s novel adapted by Dave Malloy has very little war, but none of its characters are at peace; high-strung high-society Muscovites, they are buffeted by competing forces of passion and honor. The dazzling score—which covers musical terrain from folk songs through rock, R&B and house music — captures their story in stirring and surprising ways; it is superbly performed throughout. This is a rare and marvelous event: amid the din of New York, an oasis of artful illumination. Director Rachel Chavkin’s staging preserves the sense of convivial welcome that makes the show feel magical. The musical is set in 19th-century Moscow but is straightforwardly a performance in the present. Each scene takes you by surprise; each song takes you for a whirl. Inventive and thoughtful, knowingly sincere, this is theater like no other in New York. It grounds you and transports you at once, and leaves you beaming with pleasure."

ADAM FELDMAN / Time Out New York

“As soon as the music starts playing, we find ourselves transported into a self-contained world where ardent Russian aristocrats and head-over-heels passion thrive. Dave Malloy’s pop-inflected score brilliantly mixes modern beats and acoustic arrangements, but don’t expect hip, detached irony. This is a musical that takes affairs of the heart seriously, including friendship. So many things feel special here, like the way the actors always move about the room, creating a feeling of intimacy. Or the final epiphany of the sensitive friend Pierre, which ends the show on a joyous note that’ll make you cry.”

ELISABETH VINCENTELLI / New York Post

“Rousing music and

ravishing performances!

That’s thanks to Dave Malloy, who wrote the rich score of ballads, club beats and folk tunes, and director and close collaborator Rachel Chavkin, who guides the staging. The impressive and imaginative show is drawn from a 70-page sliver of Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel War and Peace. Between the songs, exuberant choreography, evocative scenery and beautiful costumes, there’s a feast for the eyes and the ears.”

JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ / Daily News