Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

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Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
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The Great Comet
Music Dave Malloy
Lyrics Dave Malloy
Book Dave Malloy
Basis War and Peace
by Leo Tolstoy
Productions 2012 Off-Broadway
2014 Quito
2015 Cambridge
2016 Broadway
Awards Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 is a sung-through musical adaptation of a segment of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace written by composer/lyricist Dave Malloy and directed by Rachel Chavkin. It is based on Volume 2, Part 5 of Tolstoy's novel, focusing on Natasha's affair with Anatole and Pierre's search for meaning in his life.[1]

After its original run at the Ars Nova in 2012, a staging in both the Meatpacking District and the Theater District of Manhattan in 2013, a 2014 Spanish-language staging in Quito, Ecuador, and a remounting at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 2015, the musical premiered on Broadway in November 2016 at the Imperial Theatre.

The musical received positive reviews, particularly for Phillipa Soo, Denée Benton, and Josh Groban's leading performances, as well as for the production's score and direction. The show was nominated for 12 awards—the highest number of nominations in the 2016–2017 season—for the 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Book of a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical for Benton, Best Actor in a Musical for Groban, Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Lucas Steele, and Best Direction of a Musical for Chavkin. It won two awards: Best Scenic Design and Best Lighting Design in a Musical.

Synopsis[edit]

Act 1[edit]

The story is set in Moscow, 1812, just before Napoleon's invasion of Russia and the burning of the city. As the story begins ("Prologue"), Pierre, a wealthy aristocrat, is having an existential crisis, living a slothful life of wine, philosophy, and inaction ("Pierre"). He is best friends with Prince Andrey Bolkonsky, who has left to go to war. Andrey has recently become engaged to the young, beautiful countess Natasha Rostova. Natasha and her cousin Sonya arrive in Moscow to stay the winter with Natasha's godmother, Marya D., while Natasha waits for Andrey to return from the war. Marya D. is an old friend of Pierre's ("Moscow"). Marya D. advises Natasha that she must visit her future in-laws, the demented old Prince Bolkonsky and his pitiable spinster daughter Mary ("The Private and Intimate Life of the House"), to win their affection in advance of the marriage, which is critical to the status and fortune of the Rostov family. However, Natasha's visit with Mary and Bolkonsky ends in disaster ("Natasha & Bolkonskys"), as Mary finds Natasha vain, Natasha finds Mary cold, and Bolkonsky behaves bizarrely. Natasha leaves their home missing Andrey more than ever ("No One Else").

The next night Natasha is introduced to decadent Moscow society after an extravagant performance at ("The Opera"). There she meets Prince Anatole Kuragin, a young and handsome man and, it turns out, a notorious rogue ("Natasha & Anatole"); their interaction leaves them both feeling confused.

Anatole, his friend Dolokhov, and Pierre go out drinking; they are met by Pierre's unpleasant wife, Hélène (Anatole's sister), who taunts Pierre and flirts with Dolokhov. Anatole plots with Dolokhov and Hélène to have the young woman he just met, although he is already married. Dolokhov taunts Pierre, toasting to the wives of society and their lovers. Pierre finds his wife's familiarity with Dolokhov offensive and drunkenly challenges him to a duel, accidentally wounding Dolokhov. When it is Dolokhov's turn to shoot, Pierre stands openly in front of the bullet, but Dolokhov miraculously misses him ("The Duel"). Alone, Pierre reflects on his near-death experience and realizes that despite wasting his life, he wishes to live ("Dust and Ashes").

Natasha and her family go to church ("Sunday Morning"). Hélène finds it amusing to encourage her brother Anatole's conquest of the young countess Natasha, which she knows would lead to Natasha's ruin. Hélène visits Natasha and invites her to the ball that night ("Charming"). That night, Natasha is scared of what she feels for Anatole, Anatole tells her he loves her. He then kisses Natasha, leading her to fall in love with him in return ("The Ball").

Act 2[edit]

Anatole and Natasha make plans to elope (she still does not know that he is married), and Natasha tearfully breaks off her engagement with Andrey ("Letters"). Sonya finds out about the plan and realizes it will mean Natasha's ruin ("Sonya & Natasha"); Sonya determines to save Natasha from herself even if it means she will lose her closest friend ("Sonya Alone"). That evening Anatole and Dolokhov plan for the elopement ("Preparations"), and Dolokhov tries to change Anatole's mind with no success. Balaga, their trusted troika driver ("Balaga"), soon arrives to take them to Natasha's house and a wild party ensues as Anatole bids farewell to his friends. However, they are thwarted at the last moment by Marya D. ("The Abduction"). Marya D. scolds Natasha but then tries to comfort her with Sonya's help. Natasha screams at them, breaks down and waits for Anatole to come back for her all night ("In My House").

Marya D. calls on Pierre in the middle of the night ("A Call to Pierre"), begging him to handle the crisis, and Pierre finally learns that the object of Anatole's conquest is Natasha. Marya D. finds out that Anatole is married and tells a grief-stricken Natasha. Pierre, outraged, searches for Anatole ("Find Anatole"). When Pierre finds Anatole, he comes close to attacking him in rage, but instead gives him money and orders him to leave Moscow (”Pierre & Anatole”). Natasha poisons herself with arsenic ("Natasha Very Ill") but lives. The next day Andrey returns. Pierre explains the scandal to him and asks him to be compassionate, but Andrey is unable to forgive Natasha and will not ask for her hand in marriage again ("Pierre & Andrey"). Finally, Pierre visits Natasha ("Pierre & Natasha") and he comforts the distraught girl, giving her hope. After their meeting, Pierre experiences a moment of enlightenment himself while seeing The Great Comet of 1812 in the night sky.[2]

Music[edit]

Malloy's original score (orchestrated by the composer) merges Russian folk and classical music with indie rock and EDM influences. The piece is described by the composer as an "electropop opera" and is through-composed, with just one line of spoken dialogue, in Pierre and Natasha's only scene together.[3] On stage, nearly all of the actors play musical instruments augmenting the show's orchestra. Groban plays the accordion briefly, and plays large sections of the score on the orchestra's piano.[4]

The libretto contains many passages taken word-for-word from Aylmer and Louise Maude's 1922 translation of Tolstoy's novel.[2]

Musical numbers[edit]

Note: An aria for Natasha, "Natasha Lost", was cut from the Broadway production but is included on the original cast recording between number 8 ("Natasha & Anatole") and number 9 ("The Duel"). In addition, "Dust and Ashes" was added for the Broadway production.

Productions[edit]

Off-Broadway[edit]

Ars Nova[edit]

The musical premiered on October 16, 2012, at Ars Nova; directed by Rachel Chavkin[5] the show was staged as an immersive production, with action happening around and among the audience. The set designed by Mimi Lien and lights by Bradley King transformed Ars Nova into a Russian supper club. The creative team was completed by Paloma Young as costume designer, Matt Hubbs as sound designer, and Dave Malloy as musical director. The cast included Malloy as Pierre, Phillipa Soo as Natasha, Lucas Steele as Anatole, Amber Gray as Hélène, Brittain Ashford as Sonya, Nick Choksi as Dolokhov, Shaina Taub as Mary, Blake DeLong as Andrey/Prince Bolkonsky, Amelia Workman as Marya D. and Paul Pinto (who also served as associate music director) as Balaga. The show was the first production of Ars Nova to ever transfer to Broadway.

Kazino[edit]

In May 16, 2013, the show opened in the Meatpacking District at Kazino,[6] a temporary structure designed as an opulent Russian club, where the immersive production was staged, again by the same creative team. The cast reprised their roles, except Choksi, now replaced by Ian Lassiter, and Workman, replaced by Grace McLean. David Abeles took over the role of Pierre on July 9, 2013. The show closed on September 1, 2013.

The show opened for a 14-week limited engagement in September 2013 at the Kazino and moved to the Theater District, with the final cast of the previous production. On December 10, 2013, the two-disc cast recording was released. The show was extended and ran until March 2, 2014.

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.)[edit]

The team behind the original production remounted the show at the American Repertory Theatre (A.R.T.) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with performances beginning December 1, 2015 to January 2016. Now expanded to a proscenium stage, the set put audience onstage, with unique seating options, with banquette and dining tables added. Scott Stangland took over the role of Pierre, Denée Benton starred as Natasha, Lilli Cooper as Hélène, Nicholas Belton as Andrey/Prince Bolkonsky and the rest of the cast reprised their roles.

Broadway[edit]

The Broadway production at the Imperial Theatre began previews on October 18, 2016 and opened on November 14, 2016, starring Josh Groban as Pierre and Denée Benton as Natasha, both making their Broadway debuts, with choreography by Sam Pinkleton, sets by Mimi Lien, costumes by Paloma Young, lights by Bradley King, sound by Nicholas Pope and music direction by Or Matias.[7][8] With sets similar to the A.R.T. remounting, the production took the proscenium stage, but removed almost 200 seats from the audience to accommodate the design. Again, the options of stage seats, in banquettes or dining tables is available. The Broadway production cost about $14 million to stage.[9]

Following Groban's departure on July 2, 2017, Dave Malloy assumed the role of Pierre from July 3 to 9, 2017. Okieriete Onaodowan and Ingrid Michaelson assumed the roles of Pierre and Sonya on July 11 through August 13; Onaodowan was originally supposed to begin performances on July 3.[10] Mandy Patinkin was set to replace Onaodowan as Pierre on August 15 through September 3, 2017, but withdrew after criticism from Black Twitter, led by Rafael Casal.[11][12]

The Broadway production played its final performance on September 3, 2017, having played 32 previews and 336 performances.[13]

International productions[edit]

In September 2014, the show had its South American premiere, at Teatro Parapluie in Quito, Ecuador, in a Spanish language production.

Characters[edit]

Character[14] Voice[15] Description[16]
Natasha Rostova Soprano

G3–F#5

"Natasha is young": A nineteen-year-old ingenue who is innocent, doe-eyed, and profoundly, lethally romantic. She is betrothed to Andrey and loves him dearly. She goes to Moscow under the care of her godmother, Marya D, with her cousin and best friend Sonya. During her first 3 days there, she meets Anatole and mistakenly falls for him.
Pierre Bezukhov Baritenor

G2–B4

"Dear, bewildered, and awkward Pierre...rich, unhappily married Pierre": The illegitimate son of an aristocratic Russian family. Socially awkward with a melancholy streak, he is an outsider in society despite his wealth. He is a good friend of Andrey and keeps an eye on Natasha for him while Andrey is away at war.
Anatole Kuragin Tenor

C3–C#5

"Anatole is hot": An aristocratic, seductive hedonist, who spends his money on women and wine. He is the brother of Hélène and best friend of Dolokhov. He is an otherworldly, David Bowie type. During the course of the show, he attempts to seduce Natasha into an elopement despite her engagement and his being married already.
Sonya Rostova Mezzo

F#3–E5

"Sonya is good": Natasha's cousin and closest friend. She is fiercely dedicated to her cousin and will do anything and everything to keep her safe.
Hélène Bezukhova Alto

E3–F5

"Hélène is a slut": Anatole's sister who married Pierre for money. She is highly sexualized and dedicated to her brother.
Marya Dmitriyevna Alto

G3–E5

"Marya is old-school, a grand dame of Moscow": She is Natasha's godmother, an old friend of Pierre, and a very strict woman. However, she is also kind. Natasha and Sonya live with her during their time in the city. She loves Natasha very much, and is very protective of her.
Fedya Dolokhov Baritone

D3–F4

"Dolokhov is fierce, but not too important": A cruel man, yet an extremely talented marksman. He is likely having an affair with Anatole and/or Helene.
Andrey Bolkonsky/
Old Prince Bolkonsky
Baritone

Ab3–Eb4

"Andrey isn't here": He is fighting in the war for much of the show, and is betrothed to Natasha. He is serious and bitter.

"Old Prince Bolkonsky is crazy" and suffering from many age-related ailments. He is taken care of by his daughter Mary, but he torments her regardless.

Mary Bolkonskaya Mezzo

G3–F5

"Mary is plain": the daughter of Bolkonsky and Andrey's sister. She lives at home with her father as his caretaker, where she is tormented and abused by him. She is confined to the home and has no friends.
Balaga Baritone

A2–E4

"Balaga's just for fun": He's a famous troika driver, and assists Anatole with his plot for escaping Moscow to go to Poland. He is wild and mystical

(Lines in quotations are lyrics from the opening song, "Prologue," which introduces the characters)[17]

Original principal casts[edit]

Character Ars Nova
(2012)
Off-Broadway
Kazino Meatpacking District (2013)
Off-Broadway
Kazino Times Square (2013)
American Repertory Theater
(2015)
Broadway
(2016)
Natasha Rostova Phillipa Soo Denée Benton
Pierre Bezukhov Dave Malloy David Abeles[18] Scott Stangland Josh Groban
Anatole Kuragin Lucas Steele
Sonya Rostova Brittain Ashford
Hélène Bezukhova Amber Gray Lilli Cooper Amber Gray
Marya Dmitriyevna Amelia Workman Grace McLean
Fedya Dolokhov Nick Choksi Ian Lassiter Nick Choksi
Andrey Bolkonsky/Old Prince Bolkonsky Blake DeLong Nicholas Belton
Mary Bolkonskaya Gelsey Bell Shaina Taub Gelsey Bell
Balaga Paul Pinto Ashkon Davaran Paul Pinto

Broadway Understudies[19][edit]

  • For Natasha Rostova: Shoba Narayan, Lauren Zakrin
  • For Pierre Bezukhov: Scott Stangland (standby), Heath Saunders, Nick Gaswirth
  • For Anatole Kuragin: Josh Canfield, Blaine Alden Krauss
  • For Sonya Rostova: Ashley Pérez Flanagan, Courtney Bassett
  • For Hélène Bezukhova: Lulu Fall, Kennedy Caughell, Erica Dorfler
  • For Marya Dmitriyevna: Lulu Fall, Kennedy Caughell, Erica Dorfler
  • For Fedya Dolokhov: Azudi Onyejekwe, Ken Clark
  • For Andrey Bolkonsky/Old Prince Bolkonsky: Ken Clark, Blaine Alden Krauss
  • For Mary Bolkonskaya/Maid Servant: Courtney Bassett, Ashley Pérez Flanagan
  • For Balaga: Heath Saunders, Nick Gaswirth

Notable cast replacements[edit]

  • Composer Dave Malloy temporarily replaced Josh Groban as Pierre on several performances from May 4 to June 27 and July 3 to July 9, 2017.[10] He replaced Scott Stangland as Pierre on August 22, 2017.[13]
  • Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson temporarily replaced Brittain Ashford as Sonya on July 3 through August 13, 2017. Ashford returned to the role on August 15.[20][21]
  • Okieriete Onaodowan, best known for originating the roles of James Madison and Hercules Mulligan in the 2015 musical Hamilton, took over the role of Pierre from Dave Malloy on July 11 through August 13, 2017.[10][11][22]
  • Scott Stangland replaced Okieriete Onaodowan as Pierre from August 15 through 20, 2017.[13]

Critical response[edit]

The piece was very well received by the New York press; Charles Isherwood in the New York Times called it "a vibrant, transporting new musical," and both Times theater critics included the show on their Best of the Year lists.[23] The Times' classical critic, Anthony Tommasini, called it "a breathless, roughish and ravishing quasi-opera. This is a pastiche score of a cavalier sort. Mr. Malloy lifts styles with such abandon, making willful shifts – from punk riffs to agitated Broadway ballads, mock-pompous recitative to gritty Russian folk songs or drinking choruses with klezmer clarinets – that you lose track of what is being appropriated and really don't care."[24] Time Out New York gave the piece five out of five stars, and also included it on both critics' Best of lists, stating "this is theater like no other in New York. It grounds you and transports you at once, and leaves you beaming with pleasure.”[25]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Original Off-Broadway production[edit]

Sources: TheaterMania[26] Internet Off-Broadway Database[27]Village Voice[28]

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2013 Obie Award[29] Special Citations Dave Malloy & Rachel Chavkin Won
Drama League Award[30] Distinguished Performance Award Phillipa Soo Nominated
Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical Nominated
Drama Desk Award[31] Outstanding Musical Nominated
Outstanding Music Dave Malloy Nominated
Outstanding Lyrics Nominated
Outstanding Director of a Musical Rachel Chavkin Nominated
Outstanding Costume Design Paloma Young Nominated
Off-Broadway Alliance Awards[32] Best New Musical Won
2014 Lucille Lortel Award[33] Outstanding Musical Nominated
Outstanding Director Rachel Chavkin Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical Phillipa Soo Nominated
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Lucas Steele Won
Blake DeLong Nominated
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Brittain Ashford Nominated
Shaina Taub Nominated
Outstanding Scenic Design Mimi Lien Won
Outstanding Costume Design Paloma Young Won
Outstanding Lighting Design Bradley King Nominated
Outstanding Sound Design Matt Hubbs Nominated

Original Cambridge production[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2016 Elliot Norton Award[34][35] Outstanding Musical Production by a Large Theatre Won
Outstanding Design, Large Theatre Won
Outstanding Director, Large Theatre Rachel Chavkin Won
Outstanding Performance by an Actor Lucas Steele Nominated
Scott Stangland Won
Outstanding Performance by an Actress Denée Benton Nominated
Outstanding Ensemble, Large Theatre Nominated

Original Broadway production[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2017 Tony Award[36] Best Musical Nominated
Best Book of a Musical Dave Malloy Nominated
Best Original Score Nominated
Best Orchestrations Nominated
Best Actor in a Musical Josh Groban Nominated
Best Actress in a Musical Denée Benton Nominated
Best Featured Actor in a Musical Lucas Steele Nominated
Best Scenic Design in a Musical Mimi Lien Won
Best Costume Design in a Musical Paloma Young Nominated
Best Lighting Design in a Musical Bradley King Won
Best Direction of a Musical Rachel Chavkin Nominated
Best Choreography Sam Pinkleton Nominated
Drama Desk Awards[37] Outstanding Director of a Musical Rachel Chavkin Won
Outstanding Set Design Mimi Lien Won
Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical Bradley King Won
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical Nicholas Pope Won
Drama League Award[38] Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical Nominated
Distinguished Performance Award Denée Benton Nominated
Josh Groban Nominated
Outer Critics Circle Award[39][40] Outstanding Set Design Mimi Lien Won
Outstanding Lighting Design Bradley King Won
Outstanding Sound Design Nicholas Pope Nominated
Theatre World Award[41] Denée Benton Honoree
Josh Groban Honoree
Amber Gray Honoree
Dave Malloy Special Award Honoree
Chita Rivera Awards for Dance and Choreography[42][43] Outstanding Ensemble in a Broadway Show Won
ACCA Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus[44] Sumayya Ali, Courtney Bassett, Josh Canfield, Kennedy Caughell, Ken Clark, Erica Dorfler, Lulu Fall, Ashley Pérez Flanagan, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Nick Gaswirth, Alex Gibson, Billy Joe Kiessling, Mary Spencer Knapp, Blaine Alden Krauss, Reed Luplau, Brandt Martinez, Andrew Mayer, Mary Page Nance, Shoba Narayan, Azudi Onyejekwe, Pearl Rhein, Celia Mei Rubin, Heath Saunders, Ani Taj, Cathryn Wake, Katrina Yaukey, and Lauren Zakrin Recipient
Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity[45] Recipient

Recordings[edit]

On December 10, 2013 Ghostlight Records released a two-disc original cast album of the entire score.[46] Later, another disc containing highlights from the show was released.

The original Broadway cast recording was released on May 19, 2017.

Book[edit]

On November 22, 2016 the book Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812: The Journey of a New Musical to Broadway was released. The book, edited and compiled by Steven Suskin, includes interviews with many of the original cast members, as well as the annotated script and photos of both the Kazino and Broadway casts. The book also includes a CD with five songs from the show: three from the original cast recording, and two featuring Josh Groban and a 25 piece orchestra.

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