"A heaven-sent fireball."
Ben Brantley, The New York Times
"A vibrant, transporting new musical."
Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
"A ravishing, joyous affair!
This is theatre like no other in New York."
Adam Feldman, Time Out New York
"Ingenious.
A sensational and singular production."
Thom Geier, Entertainment Weekly
"★★★★ Inventive, ravishing
and full-on romantic!"
Elisabeth Vincentelli, The New York Post
"Thrilling. A feast for the senses.
A daring piece of theatre."
Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press
"★★★★ Rousing music and ravishing performances. A feast for the eyes and ears."
Joe Dziemianowicz, The Daily News
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"A vibrant, transporting new musical."
Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
"A ravishing, joyous affair! This is theatre like no other in New York."
Adam Feldman, Time Out New York
"Ingenious. A sensational and singular production."
Thom Geier, Entertainment Weekly
"★★★★ Inventive, ravishing and full- on romantic!"
Elisabeth Vincentelli, The New York Post
"Thrilling. A feast for the senses.
A daring piece of theatre."
Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press
"★★★★ Rousing music and ravishing performances. A feast for the eyes and ears."
Joe Dziemianowicz, The Daily News
Jenna Fischer
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"Theater lovers of NYC: Drop everything, and buy a ticket to The Great Comet of 1812"
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Will Chase
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I've seen in a decade!"
Andrew Keenan-Bolger @KeenanBlogger
"Truly an event of stage craft, music and entertainment!"
Gotham Magazine
@gothammag
"Turning the concept of theater on its head, a must-see!"
Neil Patrick Harris
@ActuallyNPH
"A musical War & Peace
in a tent? Loved it!"

"A vibrant, transporting new musical."
Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

"A ravishing, joyous affair!
This is theatre like no other in New York."

Adam Feldman, Time Out New York

"Ingenious.
A sensational and singular production."

Thom Geier, Entertainment Weekly

"★★★★
Inventive, ravishing
and full- on romantic!"

Elisabeth Vincentelli, The New York Post

"Thrilling. A feast for the senses.
A daring piece of theatre."

Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press

"★★★★
Rousing music and ravishing performances. A feast for the eyes and ears."

Joe Dziemianowicz, The Daily News

'Here Lies Love,' 'Great Comet' Shatter Records in Lortel Nominations
Variety.com

Two immersive Off Broadway buzzmagnets, the David Byrne-Fatboy Slim disco tuner "Here Lies Love" and Tolstoy-and-vodka musical "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812," earned a record-breaking 11 nominations each for the 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards, the annual legit kudos that focus on Off Broadway fare.

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The ex-Talking Heads frontman's Imelda Marcos musical dominates this year's Off Broadway honors alongside "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812," with eleven nods apiece.
The Hollywood Reporter

Two unconventional immersive musicals, David Byrne's Here Lies Love and Dave Malloy's Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, lead the field with eleven nominations each for the 29th annual Lucille Lortel Awards, the top honors for Off Broadway theater.

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Here Lies Love & Natasha, Pierre Garner Most Nominations for 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards
Broadway.com

Nominations have been announced for the 29th annual Lucille Lortel Awards, which honor the best in off-Broadway theater.

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Here Lies Love and Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 Break Lortel Award Records
TheaterMania.com

Here Lies Love and Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 tied, with a record-breaking 11 nominations each for this year's Lucille Lortel Awards.

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Here Lies Love, Fun Home and Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 Lead Lortel Award Nominations
Playbill.com

The Off-Broadway musicals Here Lies Love, Fun Home and Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, as well as new plays by Joshua Harmon, Will Eno andBruce Norris are among the nominees for the 29th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards, which were announced April 1 by the Off-Broadway League.

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Photo Coverage: NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Fans Take Part in 'War and Peace' Readathon!
BroadwayWorld.com

In honor of the last week of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, the show just invited fans to Times Square to read Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace out loud, tag-team filibuster style, to celebrate great literature that has been made in to great theater!

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PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: "There's a War Goin' On..." Pre-Show Portraits With Great Comet Stars Phillipa Soo and David Abeles
Playbill.com

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, the acclaimed Dave Malloy electropop opera based on a slice of the epic novel "War and Peace," is set to end its run March 2.

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'Would you like a play with your food, sir?'
The Stage (UK)

When theatre professionals turn catty about work they've seen and disliked, they arrogantly and foolishly compare it to the work of amdram troupes (who are deserving of appreciation, not derision).

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'Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812' ending its run in a blaze of story
NY Daily News

"Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812" ends its run on Sunday and it's going in style. Since 9 a.m. this morning, volunteers have turned Times Square into an open-air salon.

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Treat your Valentine to some special theater offerings
Examiner.com

In New York City, the musical "Natasha, Pierre, and The Great Comet of 1812" will be offering a special "Send a Love Letter to the One You Adore" at the Great Comet.

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Show Your Affection (or Test Your Love)
NYTimes.com

This weekend only, audience members at this "War and Peace"-inspired pop opera at the Kazino tent on West 45th Street in Manhattan can have cast members personally deliver hand-scripted notes to their tables during the performances.

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NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Launches Movie Kickstarter Campaign
BroadwayWorld.com

The unusual and uniquely enjoyable new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 has turned to crowd-sourcing go-to site Kickstarter to launch a new campaign to seek funding for a film adaptation of the property and supporters now have the opportunity to show their love for the project through a number of donation options.

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Billy Porter & Carly Rae Jepsen Go to Russia! The Stars Visit Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
Broadway.com

Kinky Boots star Billy Porter and new Cinderella headliner Carly Rae Jepsen pay a visit to off-Broadway's Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 on February 12, 2014 at the Kazino.

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PHOTOS: Backstage with the Cast of “Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812″
Queerty.com

Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, a scandalous slice of Tolstoy's War and Peace has moved uptown to Times Square after a critically-acclaimed run in the Meatpacking District.

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Russian feel in ‘Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812’
Examiner.com

“Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812” has been playing in New York City since 2012. It originated as an Ars Nova Production in 2012. From there it moved to a “pop-up venue” known as Kazino in the Meatpacking District.

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Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 Eyes Movie Plans With Upcoming Kickstarter Campaign
Playbill.com

Producers of Off-Broadway's Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 are planning a feature film adaptation of the Dave Malloy electropop opera — which is based on a slice of the epic novel "War and Peace" — with the help of a Kickstarter campaign that will launch Feb. 11, according to EW.com.

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NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Eyes Big Screen Adaptation; Kickstarter Campaign to Launch Feb 11
BroadwayWorld.com

Entertainment Weekly writes that the producers of off-Broadway's Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 are planning a film adaptation of the interactive, operatic stage spectacle and will launch a Kickstarter campaign this coming Tuesday, February 11, to help fund the venture.

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'GREAT COMET' to Allow Audience Members to Send Own Love Letters During Valentine's Day Performances
BroadwayWorld.com

Celebrate Valentine's Day in 19th century Russia with Natasha, Pierre and a love letter of your very own. GREAT COMET ticket-holders for performances beginning Tuesday, February 11th through Sunday, February 16th, can submit text in advance, which will be hand-written and delivered as beautifully as they were in 19th century Russia.

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Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 Will Celebrate Valentine's Day With Love Letters
Playbill.com

Off-Broadway's Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Dave Malloy's critically acclaimed electropop opera based on a slice of the epic novel "War and Peace," will celebrate Valentine's Day with love letters. For performances Feb. 11-16, ticket holders can submit text in advance, which will be handwritten and delivered as they were in 19th century Russia.

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Russia Today: a Short Interview With Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812's David Abeles
The Huffington Post

It's hard to put into words what it's like to witness Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 in person. You're sort of crashing the party just by turning up on their set. Don't expect anything you've ever seen before.

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Get the Inside Scoop on Natasha, Pierre...'s Wicked Pair Amber Gray & Lucas Steele
BroadwayBox.com

Nothing is more dynamic than a dastardly duo; how can you take your eyes off them? And if you love a good villain combo the way we do, may we introduce Amber Gray and Lucas Steele, the scene-stealing pair who play the manipulative siblings Helene and Anatole in off-Broadway's War and Peace-inspired musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.

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Making Things “New” All Over Again
New Musical Theater

First of all, before I continue on the explosion of “New” that is Natasha, Pierre, I must strongly encourage any of you who have not seen this show to rush to Kazino and experience it for yourself.

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'Fairytale Lives Of Russian Girls' At Yale Rep
The Hartford Courant

The show's director is Rachel Chakin, hot off the hip stage hit, "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812."

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Tackle Broadway on Super Bowl Sunday
Metro

Housed in a giant pop-up tent in the heart of the Theater District, this play offers more than just a show; it’s an immersive event staged in a supper club setting, which means that you get to dine and drink while watching a love story unfold straight from the pages of “War and Peace.”

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Dinner is the show at NYC's new dining scene
New York Post

"Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812," a pop opera adapted from "War and Peace," performed alongside a menu of pierogies and vodka, has garnered heaps of critical praise and just extended its off-Broadway run at Kazino in the Theater District for the third time.

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Duncan Sheik Joins Natasha, Pierre's Shaina Taub Jan. 20 at 54 Below
Playbill.com

NYC-based songwriter and artist Shaina Taub, who currently stars in Off-Broadway's Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, offers The Songs of Shaina Taub Jan. 20 at 54 Below.

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Seat Filler: NYC Theater Guide for January 2014
Advocate.com

Does a Russia-set musical based on War and Peace sound more like Long and Boring? Nyet so fast, comrade.

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Nastrovia! Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 Will Play the Theater District Through March 2
TheaterMania

Dave Malloy's acclaimed electro-pop opera, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 has extended its run at the specially built supper club tent Kazino on 45th Street through Sunday, March 2.

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NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Extends Through 3/2 at Kazino
BroadwayWorld.com

Producers Howard and Janet Kagan announced today that due to popular demand, the limited engagement of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, named one of the Best Musicals of 2013 by The New York Times and one of Time Magazine's Top 10 Musicals of 2013, will extend for the third time at Kazino (45th Street between Times Square and 8th Avenue).

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Gerald Freedman & Vicky Bussert, Dave Malloy and Chautauqua Institution
WCPN 90.3 FM Radio

Dee Perry shares her conversation with former Great Lakes Theater artistic director Gerald Freedman and his protege Vicky Bussert. Plus we meet a rising star of New York theater who's originally from Lakewood - Dave Malloy - creator of the off-Broadway hit Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. And we hear from the president of The Chautauqua Institution - Tom Becker - who comes to Cleveland tonight to speak at South Franklin Circle.

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Off-Broadway's Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 Extends Through March 2
Playbill.com

Off-Broadway's Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Dave Malloy's critically acclaimed electropop opera based on a slice of the epic novel "War and Peace," has been extended through March 2014, producers of the musical announced Jan. 16.

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Clive Barnes Awards, Honoring Excellence in Theatre and Dance, Presented Jan. 6
Playbill.com

Nominees for the theatre awards include Aaron Clifton Moten (The Flick), Jonny Orsini (The Nance), Phillipa Soo (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812) and Amber Iman (Soul Doctor).

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The Top 10 Theater-Related Recordings of 2013
Houston Press Blogs

Dave Malloy's ambitious musical brings a chunk of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace to musical life, and this cast recording proves just how ballsy and inventive Malloy is.

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Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Jan 4 - SPIDER-MAN's Last SIP, 'GREAT COMET' as 'The Muppets' and More!
BroadwayWorld.com

Do you ever wonder what your favorite Broadway, Off-Broadway, National Tour and regional stars are doing during intermission?

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The Best of 2013
Theater in the Now

Three locations in one year means this show was in super high demand.

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War and Peace Characters Come to New York
Voices Of NY

The main heroes of War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy – Natasha Rostova, her cousin Sonia, Pierre Bezukhov, Anatole Kuragin and other representatives of Russian elite from the times of the Patriotic War of 1812 – are now here to meet you… in Manhattan.

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Hi-Ho The Glamorous Life: 2013's Most Memorable Theater Moments
San Francisco Theater Pub

Theater is an ephemeral art, so I’m dedicating my last column of the year to celebrating five of my most memorable theatergoing moments in 2013.

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Theater is Everywhere
Very Short List

Theatre is everywhere. The canvas of live performance is expanding from the tented supper club of the ravishing The Great Comet.

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New Year, New Shows - Carpe 2014!
City Guide New York City

Formerly a member of the 1/5 Closers Club, Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812 - a sublimely original musical take on War and Peace - has extended through January 19th.

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10 Best Plays of the Year: Richard III, No Man's Land, and More
The Daily Beast

War and Peace, set to music, with a young, vibrant cast and a cafe setting where the audience can sip vodka and eat pierogis. What more can you want?

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Theater: Best of 2013
Metro.us

This show is more than its content, a tragic love story torn from the pages of "War and Peace."

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You're the Top! Twelfth Night, The Glass Menagerie, Here Lies Love, and More Top 2013 "Best of Theatre" Lists
Playbill.com

As 2013 comes to a close, various theatre critics have published their lists of favorite theatrical experiences of the year (including Playbill staffers).

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Natasha, Pierre And The Great Comet Of 1812
EDGE on the Net

One of the most creative stage works of 2013 was the Dave Malloy musical, "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812."

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Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812's Brittain Ashford Shows off Kazino - and Her Vocal Chops
Playbill.com

Adapted from a selection of Tolstoy's epic "War and Peace," Dave Malloy's electro-pop opera Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 takes shape in Kazino, a performance space that is more supper club than theatrical venue.

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In 'Natasha, Pierre,' House Managers Are Part of the Action
The New York Times

They may be friendly, or they may be brusque, but the ushers who point the way to your theater seat have only so much to do with your experience once the curtain goes up.

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Feldberg: A banner year for inventive stage show
NorthJersey.com

For the first time in years, it wasn't a struggle to find 10 shows deserving of being on an annual best-list. Indeed, in 2013, there was an overflow of candidates.

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Behind the Curtain: 'Iceman Cometh' to play BAM with Lane, Dennehy
AM New York

"The Great Comet of 1812," which moved its lavish tent from the Meatpacking District, where it played over the summer, to Times Square for a fall encore, has extended its run through Jan. 19, which will apparently be its last performance.

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The Year's Best: Playbill Contributors Choose Unforgettable Experiences of 2013
Playbill.com

Playbill staffers and contributors share favorite theatregoing memories from the year 2013. Broadway, Off-Broadway, London, cabaret, plays, musicals and more find a place on our subjective list.

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BWW CD Reviews: NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (Original Cast Recording) is Astonishingly Complex
BroadwayWorld.com

Nestled in the heart of New York City's Theater District, a slice of Russian literature has been making waves.

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Beyond "Hair" and "Rent": Musical theater has its Arcade Fire moment
Salon

Musicals are suddenly more relevant than ever. Thank a new generation way more Kurt Cobain than Stephen Sondheim.

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Megan Hilty & More Have a Smashing Night at Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
Broadway.com

The Kazino welcomed a slew of special guests for pierogis and borscht on December 18!

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The 25 Best Stage Shows of 2013
The L Magazine

Taking a sliver of War and Peace as its template, this show for a while serves as a goofy SparkNotes before tapping into the real power of its source.

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Asian Girl in the City: Time Travel in New York City
Huffington Post

It's a musical, it's food, it's booze, and it's engaging for a full two and a half hours.

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Clive Barnes Awards, Honoring Excellence in Theatre and Dance, Will Be Presented in January 2014
Playbill.com

The Clive Barnes Awards will be presented Jan. 6, 2014, at the Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center.

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Off-Broadway's Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 Extends Into 2014
Playbill.com

Off-Broadway's Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Dave Malloy's critically acclaimed electropop opera based on a slice of the epic novel "War and Peace," has been extended into 2014, producers of the musical announced Dec. 17.

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BEST OF NYC THEATRE 2013: GRUNIN'S LIST
CrazyTown

The most inspiring shows of 2013... from the guy who literally saw everything.

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ON THE RECORD: Dave Malloy's Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
Playbill.com

I sat down at a preview of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 not knowing quite what to expect.

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THIS WEEK IN PICTURES December 7-15
BroadwayWorld.com

Barnes & Noble and the cast of NATASHA, PIERRE, GREAT COMET OF 1812 celebrated the release of the new Ghostlight Records cast recording of electrapop show NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 with a special in-store performance and CD signing on December 10, the CD release date.

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Conversations with William M. Hoffman
CU-NY TV

Jerry Barnard is the guest host for these interviews with Lucas Steele and Amber Gray from the hit show "Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812"

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Natasha, Pierre Cast Celebrates Cast Recording at Barnes & Noble
TheaterMania

The cast of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 celebrated the new musical's Ghostlight Records cast recording on December 10 at the Upper East Side Barnes & Noble.

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Seven must-see Broadway (and Off Broadway) shows you can ACTUALLY get tickets to this December
Entertainment Weekly

If you, like my family, have made plans to head to New York this December but have not planned far enough ahead to, say, buy tickets to a Broadway show, you're in luck: there are plenty of others like you who are spontaneous theatergoers.

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Photo Coverage: NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Celebrates Album Release at Barnes & Noble
BroadwayWorld.com

Barnes & Noble just celebrated the release of the new Ghostlight Records cast recording NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 with a special in-store performance and CD signing yesterday, December 10, the CD release date.

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Raise a Glass (of Vodka) to Toast the Cast Recording of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
Broadway.com

The Kazino crew headed uptown on December 10, as the cast of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 celebrated a very special event: the release of their official cast album!

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PHOTO CALL: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 Celebrates Album Release With Barnes & Noble Appearance
Playbill.com

Cast members from Off-Broadway's Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 celebrated the release of the production's new Ghostlight Records cast recording with a Barnes & Noble in-store performance and CD signing Dec. 10, the day the album hits shelves.

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Cast of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 Celebrates Album Release With Dec. 10 Barnes & Noble Appearance
Playbill.com

Cast members from Off-Broadway's Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 celebrate the release of the production's new Ghostlight Records cast recording with a Barnes & Noble in-store performance and CD signing Dec. 10, the day the album hits shelves.

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NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Cast Set for Performance, CD Signing at Barnes & Noble Today
BroadwayWorld.com

Barnes & Noble will celebrate the release of the new Ghostlight Records cast recording NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 with a special in-store performance and CD signing today, December 10, the CD release date.

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TOP TEN MUSICAL THEATRE ALBUMS OF 2013
The Cast Album Review

Dave Malloy's 'electro pop opera' based on Leo Tolstoy's classic novel War and Peace is one of the most exhilarating, innovative, unique, beautiful musical theatre scores I've likely ever heard.

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White Tablecloth...A Feast for the Eyes and the Soul
Natasha Sharymova

The story of the musical (or electro-pop-opera) "Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812" is a story of dazzling success.

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Holiday Gifts For the Theater Lover
The Hartford Courant

What to give that theater lover for Christmas? Here are a few recommendations.

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The Great Comet of 1812
Forum News

When popular musician and composer Dave Malloy was approached to stage a new play based on great works of Russian literature, he surprised the show's future producers with his answer.

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Sex. Vodka. Opera. You Must See: The Great Comet of 1812
The Huffington Post

Most of us, myself included, couldn't be dragged to an opera by the Budweiser clydesdales -- but if you're in New York, you owe it to yourself to see the sexiest, most mind-blowing night of singing and sin you'll ever experience.

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The next generation is finding new places to do theater.
The Producer's Perspective

"Site specific and environmental theater has always been a 'thing.'"

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BWW Exclusive: NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Family Tree - Anatole
BroadwayWorld.com

BroadwayWorld.com is excited to present a new, four part series showing off some of the exciting characters in the new hit musical - NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. Next up, meet Anatole!

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Top-Selling Tickets at TimeOut.com/NewYork
Time Out New York

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

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Photo Flash: NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Celebrates 200th Performance
BroadwayWorld.com

NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 - which concluded a hit summer engagement downtown - is now playing at the opulent custom venue Kazino in the Broadway Theater District, on West 45th Street between Times Square and 8th Avenue, for a 14-week limited run.

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Top 10 Plays and Musicals
Time Magazine

Every audience member has a front-row seat (and some vodka and blinis for good measure) in this immersive musical based on, of all things, War and Peace.

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Keeping the Holidays Happy & Bright: The Best of Broadway and Seasonal Surprises
City Guide December 2013

"Every time I turn a corner in Manhattan, there's something to spark my holiday bliss—from department store window displays, to excited crowds piling into theaters all over the city."

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"Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812” – Leo Tolstoy on Broadway
RUNY Web

"The new and rather unusual musical 'Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812' has been successfully running in New York for over a year now."

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"The Great Comet" As Seen On
WNBC New York

"Joelle Gargiulo checks out the hottest show under the tent: 'Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.' The best part? There is no stage in this stunner."

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Phillipa Soo's First Look at THE GREAT COMET Billboard in Times Square
YouTube

"Phillipa Soo, star of THE GREAT COMET, heads over to Times Square to see the show's new billboard for the first time!"

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ON THE RECORD: Holiday Gift List of 2013; New Musicals, Revivals, and Reissues, From Dogfight to Passion
Playbill.com

"We have reached that time of the year when we look back over the hundreds of CDs that have come our way since our 2012 holiday column last November and draw a red circle around a few worthy titles that might have been overlooked."

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Ars Nova Artistic Director Jason Eagan on Supporting Emerging Artists
Backstage

"Now in its 10th year, Off-Off-Broadway company Ars Nova has been the incubator for such hits as Bridget Everett’s 'At Least It’s Pink' and 'Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.'"

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Applause for Theater Tickets
The New York Times

"As your dear old granny probably told you often—especially during those years she was in analysis—it’s not the gift that counts, it’s the complicated impulse behind it."

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Perez Reviews: Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812
PerezHilton.com

"Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812 is the name of the new musical theatrical experience we saw Wednesday night that is as ambitious as its long title would suggest!"

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The New York Times' Holiday Gift Guide 2013: On and Off Broadway - Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
The New York Times

"Because you never made it through the new translation of 'War and Peace' I gave you last year. This helium-infused musical turns weighty literature into an airborne cabaret that encourages patrons to drink (vodka, of course) throughout the show."

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It's A Complicated Russian Novel, Given a Top-Notch Adaptation - Review: Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812
Broadway Etc.

"Every so often a show comes along that is so thrillingly original that it's difficult to describe in words."

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A Comet Strikes! Dave Malloy and Rachel Chavkin Create 19th-Century Russia in Off-Broadway's Natasha, Pierre
Playbill.com

"Dave Malloy and Rachel Chavkin, writer and director of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, rip from the pages of "War and Peace" to recreate Russia 1812 in New York City."

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15 Reasons To See "Natasha, Pierre And The Great Comet Of 1812" If You Love
"Les Mis"

BuzzFeed

"This interactive electropop period piece musical will help cope with the lack of Les Mis in your life."

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Broadway's Season Of Adventure
NPR

"It's an exciting theater season on Broadway."

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Sightings...
Page Six

"Brady Bunch" mom Florence Henderson in the audience at "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812"

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Aaron Clifton Moten, Jonny Orsini, Amber Iman and More Among Clive Barnes Award Nominees; Winners Announced 1/6
BroadwayWorld

"The Clive Barnes Foundation has announced the nominees for the 2012 Clive Barnes Awards, a distinguished annual honor recognizing the work of young actors and dancers in New York City."

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Nominees Announced for 2013 Clive Barnes Awards
TheaterMania

"Susan Stroman and Wendy Whelan will present the honors at a ceremony at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theatre in January."

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Clive Barnes Award Nominees Include Jonny Orsini, Phillipa Soo and Talli Jackson
Playbill.com

"The Clive Barnes Foundation has announced the nominees for its fourth annual awards."

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Look What They've Done with the Place: Why So Many Innovative Shows Are Totally Renovating Their Space
TheaterMania

"From St. Ann's Warehouse to Sleep No More and Natasha, Pierre, the proscenium is no longer taking center stage."

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A Comet Strikes
Playbill Magazine, November 2013 Issue

"What, exactly, inspired the eccentric world of 19th-century Russia encapsulated within the lavish, pop-up supper club Kazino, resurrected on W. 45th Street?"

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Sundance Selects Natasha, Pierre... Writer Dave Malloy, Shaina Taub and Eisa Davis for Ucross Retreat
Playbill.com

"Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 writer Dave Malloy and Pulitzer Prize finalist Eisa Davis have been selected for the Sundance Institute's 2014 Playwrights Retreat at Ucross Foundation."

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Nominees Named for Clive Barnes Awards
The New York Times

"The nominees for the fourth annual Clive Barnes Awards for young actors and dancers were announced Tuesday by the Clive Barnes Foundation, which was established in 2009 to administer the prize."

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GREAT COMET OF 1812's Brittain Ashford on Bringing the Show Uptown, Giving Sonya Life Onstage & More!
BroadwayWorld.com

"NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 is now playing in the Broadway Theater District, on West 45th Street between Times Square and 8th Avenue, for a limited run through Monday, December 30th."

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First Date Stars Zachary Levi & Krysta Rodriguez Enjoy an Afternoon at Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
Broadway.com

"When Broadway actors don't have a Wednesday matinee, you might just spy them in the audience somewhere close by—and that was the case on October 30, when Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez of First Date headed to Kazino."

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Theater Thoughts
90.7 WFUV

"Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, by Dave Malloy and directed by Rachel Chavkin, is just thrilling theater."

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New York Theatre: What To See Now
LemonWade.com

"Dave Malloy's adaptation of "War and Peace," from Ars Nova, has moved its tent to the Broadway-theatre district."

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"The Great Comet of 1812 Brings Russian Romance to the Theater District"
Broadway.com

"One of the most exciting theatrical events of the year is about to open up shop again for another round... of vodka!"

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"Release Date Set for Deluxe Cast Album; Track Listing Revealed"
Adam Hendrick, Playbill

"The complete original cast recording of Dave Malloy's critically praised musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, which currently plays midtown's theatre district, will be available for digital download beginning Oct. 29."

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By Dave Malloy
Directed by Rachel Chavkin

The Great Comet is the must-see and critically acclaimed immersive musical based on a scandalous slice of War and Peace. In this musical theater experience like no other, audiences rendezvous with 19th-century Russia while enjoying food and drink as the music and drama flourish around them.

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The Great Comet played its last performance at Kazino on March 2, 2014.

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