Dave Malloy's downtown hit Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, which was slated to begin its 14-week limited run in the Times Square area this evening, has rescheduled its first performance for Friday, September 27. The delay is attributed to complications with the physical relocation of its 199-seat pop-up supper club, Kazino. The production said that these technical issues have been resolved and that the show is prepared to begin performances Friday evening. Ticketholders for shows on September 24-26 may contact their point of purchase to reschedule their performance date or receive a refund.
Based on characters from Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace, the electro-pop opera Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 tells the story of Natasha Rostova, who arrives in Moscow to await the return of her fiancé from the front lines. When she falls under the spell of the city's most charming rogue, it is up to the disillusioned Pierre to pick up the pieces of her reputation.
Rachel Chavkin directs a cast that includes David Abeles as Pierre, Brittain Ashford as Sonya, Blake DeLong as Bolkonsky and Andrey, Amber Grayas 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 Ken Clark, Catherine Brookman, Luke Holloway, Azudi Onyejekwe, Mariand Torres, and Lauren Zakrin.