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The Downtown Cast of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 Moves to Times Square for a Midtown Run

Based on Tolstoy’s War and Peace, the hit electro-pop opera will continue its life in the bustling Theater District.

Blake DeLong as Bolkonsky in <i>Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812</i>.
Blake DeLong as Bolkonsky in Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.
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The complete cast of the hit downtown production of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 will continue performances in the Times Square area beginning Tuesday, September 24. The show’s custom-made, 199-seat, supper-club venue, Kazino, will take up residence on West 45th Street, between Times Square and 8th Avenue, for a 14-week limited engagement running through December 31, following the production’s successful summer run.

Based on characters from Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace and written by Drama Desk nominee Dave Malloy, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 is a electro-pop opera that 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.

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