If you’ve heard anything about Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, it’s that the musical, freshly boosted to Broadway after an award-winning run in alternative spaces, is a musical take on War and Peace. In reality, playwright-composer Dave Malloy’s glittering, frenzied, fourth-wall-smashing pop-opera is more like a piece of War — approximately 70 pages of Leo Tolstoy’s masterwork spun into two and a half hours of continuous song, stylish anachronisms, and meta winks at the source material.
Nineteenth-century Russian high society is going multi-platinum.
Singer Josh Groban will finally make his long-awaited Broadway debut this fall in Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, an original musical that conquered New York’s Off Broadway scene for a handful of years before it shipped up to Boston in 2015, re-invented itself for a proscenium stage, and now heads back to Manhattan for its Broadway turn this November.
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