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Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
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Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812

Oct 18, 2016 - Sep 04, 2017
Running time: 2:25
Imperial Theatre
249 W 45th St
New York, NY 10036
By Bus: Take the M7, M20, or M104 bus.
By Subway: 1, 2, 7, S, N, R, Q, W, A, C, E to 42nd St./ Times Square
Show Description:


Dave Malloy


Dave Malloy


Dave Malloy


Rachel Chavkin


Sam Pinkleton

Listed at TKTS:
See TKTS Live
$59.00 - $299.00
prices subject to change
Buy Tickets


A limited number of general rush tickets will be available daily for $39 at the Imperial Theatre box office when it opens for that day's performance. There will be a maximum of two tickets per person. Tickets can be paid for via cash or credit card and are subject to availability. Seating locations will be at the discretion of the box office. A digital lottery will begin on October 25, with tickets priced at $18.12 through November 13, and $39 beginning November 16.
Audience Advisory
THE GREAT COMET FEATURES A REVOLUTIONARY STAGING WHERE THE CAST AND MUSICIANS WILL BE PERFORMING AMONG THE AUDIENCE MEMBERS. Performances being promptly. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of management during the first 20 minutes of the performance. There will be no late seating after that time JOSH GROBAN AS PIERRE THROUGH JULY 2. HAMILTON'S OAK ONAODOWAN BEGINS JULY 3!
Age Guidance: 13
Show Notes
1 Intermission


Wheelchair seating available. Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating location.
Front and rear mezzanines reached only by stairs. Seats 1,421.
There are no elevators or escalators at this theatre.
Valet parking lot: North side of street between Broadway & 8th Ave. Vans enter on 46th St. Valet parking garage: East of Shubert Alley, on south side of 45th St. between Broadway & 8th Ave. No vans.
Curb Ramps
(2.5" lip) SW corner of 45th St. & Broadway; NW corner 45th St. & Broadway.
Double doors in series: 1st set (each 27") has one pair of automatic doors from 45th St to foyer with push-button control; 2nd set (each 27") has one pair of automatic doors to ticket lobby with push button control: 3rd set (each 25.5", attended by ushers) to inner lobby; 4th set (each 53", attended by ushers) into theatre.
Box Office
Main lobby. Counter 43". Assistance available.
Unisex: Inner lobby. Door 33". Stall 96" x 66". Commode 17". Grab bars
Water Fountain
Ticket lobby. Spout 36".
Foyer. Coin slot 53.5". Cord 29". Volume control. With TTY and electric outlet
Assisted Listening System
Reservations are not necessary. Drivers license or ID with printed address required as a deposit. Please call: (212) 582-7678 to reserve in advance. Closed Captioning is also available through the GalaPro app. For more information on GalaPro, check here:
Visual Assistance
Vision seats in the front of the orchestra for purchase online, in person, or on the phone. Audio Description is also available through the GalaPro app. More information can be found here:
Folding Armrests
Fifteen row-end seats with folding armrests.




The slice of Tolstoy’s novel adapted by Dave Malloy has very little war, but none of its characters are at peace; high-strung high-society Muscovites, they are buffeted by competing forces of passion and honor. The dazzling score—which covers musical terrain from folk songs through rock, R&B and house music — captures their story in stirring and surprising ways; it is superbly performed throughout. This is a rare and marvelous event: amid the din of New York, an oasis of artful illumination. Director Rachel Chavkin’s staging preserves the sense of convivial welcome that makes the show feel magical. The musical is set in 19th-century Moscow but is straightforwardly a performance in the present. Each scene takes you by surprise; each song takes you for a whirl. Inventive and thoughtful, knowingly sincere, this is theater like no other in New York. It grounds you and transports you at once, and leaves you beaming with pleasure."

Read More of the TimeOut NY Review
Only moments into the show I breathed a happy sigh of relief. Under the astute eye of the director, Rachel Chavkin — one of the most gifted working today — the show remains a witty, inventive enchantment from rousing start to mournful finish. It is both the most innovative and the best new musical to open on Broadway since “Hamilton,” and an inspiring sign that the commercial theater can continue to make room for the new. (Heresy alert: I prefer this show to that one.)Oh, and as for Mr. Groban, making his Broadway debut? He’s not merely adequate; he’s absolutely wonderful.

Read More of the New York Times Review
“Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812,” with Josh Groban and Denee Benton in the title roles, is a luscious, 360-degree immersive experience that feels like being smothered in velvet.  After transferring seamlessly from Ars Nova to Kazino, Dave Malloy’s innovative musical treatment of a tiny wedge of Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” has re-surfaced at the structurally revamped Imperial Theater in a Broadway transfer of the original, wondrously well-staged production by director Rachel Chavkin.
Read More of the Variety Review


I'm Glad My Son Fell for Stage Crew

May 03, 2017

Though I initially pictured him in the spotlight, I'm glad he found his calling backstage