By Michael Gioia
29 Oct 2013
|Photo by Chad Batka|
Audience members wishing to partake are advised to wear "their most stylish Russian opera or military attire… or anything befitting the occasion." All ticketholders will receive access to an exclusive after-party with the cast. Tickets are available through Telecharge.com.
The musical began its midtown engagement Sept. 27 at Kazino, the supper club-style venue built especially for the production, which was first constructed in the Meatpacking disctict for a summer run. The 14-week limited engagement continues through Dec. 31.
The piece is the recipient of the 2013 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater. Director Rachel Chavkin, who staged the ambitious work at Ars Nova, again directs with choreography by Sam Pinkleton.
Ghostlight Records released a two-disc cast album, preserving Malloy's original score — which merges Russian folk and classical music with indie rock, electronica and organ-influenced cadences — Oct. 29.
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, according to producers, "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.'"
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.
For more information and tickets, visit TheGreatCometOf1812.com.