From the celebrated and award-winning composer Dave Malloy comes Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, "both the most innovative and the best new musical to open on Broadway since Hamilton!" - The New York Times.
Set in 1812, the astronomic musical follows the young and spontaneous Natasha who awaits the return of her beloved Andrey - the fiancé on the front lines. One night at the Opera, in a city exploding with hedonism and opulent excess, Natasha falls passionately in love with the dashing, roguish, (and already married) Anatole. To solve her love conundrum she turns to the lonely Pierre - a friend in the middle of an existential crisis who makes it his mission to extricate her from risk of ruin and in doing so, renew his own soul.
Following a critically exalted premiere at Ars Nova in New York City, a subsequent Off-Broadway transfer, and an acclaimed run on Broadway, this award-winning musical makes its Australian premiere at Darlinghurst Theatre Company directed by Dean Drieberg (Hamilton, Resident Director), musical direction by Claire Healy (SIX, Musical Director) and choreographed by Brendan Yeates (Hamilton, Resident Dance Supervisor).
It draws on an eclectic mix of musical styles including folk, indie-rock, electro-pop and techno, making it one of the most unique and form-defying musicals ever seen on Broadway.
Nominated for 12 Tony® Awards including Best Musical and Best Original Score.
Winner of 2 Tony® Awards for Best Scenic Design and Lighting Design.
Winner of 4 Drama Desk Awards.
** If you purchase "On Stage - Restricted View/Sound" seating, you will need to arrive at the theatre 30 minutes prior to the performance to be briefed by the Front of House Team.
★★★★★ "This is the kind of show Sydney needs more of" - Cultural Binge
★★★★★ "An absolute must-see" - Theatre Thoughts
★★★★★ “Feels like a party from start to end: lively, intelligent and utterly engrossing” - Time Out
★★★★★ “When the dancers are leaping, the accordions wheezing, the lights flashing, the skirts swirling, and the vodka flowing, then Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 feels thrillingly unlike anything else on Broadway.” - The Guardian
"...both the most innovative and the best new musical to open on Broadway since Hamilton!" - The New York Times.
“Its humour, emotional content and rip-roaring storytelling is every bit as vibrant as its madly infectious score.” - The Hollywood Reporter
Natasha: Grace Driscoll
Pierre: Zoy Frangos
Anatole: Jules Pendrith
Sonya: Kala Gare
Helene: Marissa Saroca
Marya: Jillian O’Dowd
Mary: Lillian Hearne
Andrey/Bolkonsky: P. Tucker Worley
Balaga: Anton Berezin
Dolokhov: Cameron Bajraktarevic-Hayward
Swings: Tom New, Skye Beker
Director: Dean Drieberg
Musical Director: Claire Healy
Choreographer : Brendan Yeates
Set Designer: Tyler Hawkins
Lighting Designer: Veronique Benett
Sound Designer: Dylan Robinson
Photographer: Robert Catto
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.
2hrs 20 mins (incl. interval)
July 5th, 2023
August 27th, 2023
Recommended Age: 12yrs+ Warning: gun shots, alcohol and adult themes including references to violence, addiction, mental illness, self-harm, and a suicide attempt; depictions of racism and xenophobia, and a derogatory term for Romani people is used.
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