Full Length Musical
An electropop opera ripped from a slice of Tolstoy's War & Peace
2013 Drama Desk Award Nomination - Outstanding Music & Outstanding Lyrics
2013 OBIE Award - Special Citation
2013 Off Broadway Alliance Awards - Best New Musical
From the celebrated and award winning composer, Dave Malloy comes Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, an electropop opera based on a scandalous slice of Leo Tolstoy’s War & Peace. Young and impulsive, Natasha Rostova arrives in Moscow to await the return of her fiancé from the front lines. When she falls under the spell of the roguish Anatole, it is up to Pierre, a family friend in the middle of an existential crisis, to pick up the pieces of her shattered reputation. Following a critically acclaimed premiere at Ars Nova in New York City, and a subsequent Off Broadway transfer, this award winning musical expands the possibilities for this genre with its daring score and bold storytelling.
“CRITIC'S PICK. A vibrant, transporting new musical…Mr. Malloy’s lyrical voice is blunt, funny and forthrightly contemporary…” - New York Times
"Inventive, ravishing and full-on romantic!...Appearing out of nowhere to brighten the theatrical season, this thrilling new show relies on ambition, ingenuity, craft and heart.” - New York Post