Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (Broadway)
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Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (Broadway)
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Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

85%
(2653 Ratings)
Positive
89%
Mixed
7%
Negative
4%
Members say
Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious, Great singing, Clever

About the Show

Inspired by a 70-page slice of Tolstoy’s 'War and Peace,' this immersive, Off-Broadway hit transfers to the Main Stem.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (2,653)

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50 Reviews | 10 Followers
100
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to get lost in a fantastic musical with an amazing cast, gorgeous costumes and an incredible score.

Don't see it if If you don’t want to try to follow a complex storyline.

121 Reviews | 19 Followers
100
Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love an immersive experience

Don't see it if the flashing lights were a lot sometimes if that bothers you just be aware.

88 Reviews | 14 Followers
100
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you are up for something different...

Don't see it if No reason not to...

133 Reviews | 9 Followers
100
Absorbing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if This is what Broadway should be at its pinnacle. Inspired. Daring. Bold. Inventive.

Don't see it if Why wouldn’t you see this? What’s wrong with you?

134 Reviews | 15 Followers
100
Romantic, Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You love history, being interactive with performers and opera. Amazing staging and singing

Don't see it if You don't like opera

118 Reviews | 29 Followers
100
Great singing, Great staging, Resonant, Profound, Ambitious

See it if you want a musical experience like no other. You want a cast who inhabits each character fully. You love complicated Russian family trees.

Don't see it if You want fun little tunes to hum in the shower. You want something light and funny. Read more

58 Reviews | 6 Followers
100
Exquisite, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Masterful

See it if You want beautiful music tht you will be singing the whole way home and just an all around exquisite performance

Don't see it if Plot is a little hard to follow if ur not absolutely focused the entire show

103 Reviews | 12 Followers
100
Thought-provoking, Profound, Must see, Masterful, Enchanting

See it if You want to be inspired, you like new ideas on Broadway, everyone should see it.

Don't see it if You hate creativity

Critic Reviews (65)

The New York Times
November 14th, 2016

"Who would have guessed that Dave Malloy’s gorgeous pop opera would land on Broadway with all its signal virtues intact, and in some ways heightened?...The show remains a witty, inventive enchantment from rousing start to mournful finish...O.K., so it’s a little dense...Even if you get lost for a bit, the dazzling staging, the vivid performances and the richness of Mr. Malloy’s music will provide pleasures that go well beyond the narrative."
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Time Out New York
November 14th, 2016

"Director Rachel Chavkin’s approach to the show—spectacular yet intimate, theatrical yet personal—is an ideal complement to Malloy’s brilliantly unconventional musical...In Malloy’s complex and eclectic score, lovely stand-alone songs are woven into a larger blanket of recitative and surprising combinations of content and genre...Bittersweet and joyous, artful and accessible, this is a Broadway party like no other...It’s a wonderful, soul-stirring escape."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
November 14th, 2016

"If 'Natasha' used this gorgeousness to set up a contrast with the characters’ turpitude, or to bring its world crashing down at the end, it might seem less vapid...Groban sings not just beautifully but without irony; almost alone among the cast he makes real connections to the ideas behind the words...The misalignment of source and style is so severe in 'Natasha' that it seems like an example of elitist decadence rather than the condemnation of it that Tolstoy intended."
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The Wall Street Journal
November 17th, 2016

"For all its explosive liveliness, Ms. Chavkin’s staging looks like a hopped-up concert version of a musical, not a bona fide Broadway show, and it serves mainly to paper over the essentially undramatic nature of 'The Great Comet,' which feels less like an opera than a cantata...There’s more than one way to write a show, and I freely acknowledge the extreme cleverness and originality of 'The Great Comet.' I just wish it didn’t seem at least 45 minutes longer than it really is."
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Deadline
November 14th, 2016

"I can pretty much guarantee that no one attending this gorgeous evocation of 19th-century Moscow will leave convinced they didn’t get their ruble’s worth...The book and score by Dave Malloy take great pains to spell it all out for us, often to the exclusion of, oh character development, motivation and feeling...Malloy is an inventive composer of not very beautiful music...All this action delivers pleasure for the eye and, intermittently, the ear. But not for the soul."
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New York Daily News
November 14th, 2016

"That immersive world has been realized ingeniously on Broadway...The large talented cast delivers the goods in director Rachel Chavkin’s lively staging and there’s much to admire in Molloy’s wistful arias and rowdy beats. The production sometimes stalls and loses impact amid the sprawl and spectacle...Still, the show is bold and affecting and a welcome addition to the Great White Way."
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Variety
November 14th, 2016

"A luscious, 360-degree immersive experience that feels like being smothered in velvet...You really don’t want to miss a thing in this musically lush and visually opulent production...Malloy, who wrote the marvelous book, tuneful music, and smart lyrics, understands and even admires the members of this aristocratic society, who in ensemble songs reveal themselves as irresistibly charming and hopelessly corrupt."
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The Hollywood Reporter
November 14th, 2016

"It arrives on Broadway in superlative shape, its humor, emotional content and rip-roaring storytelling every bit as vibrant as its madly infectious score...No disrespect to the marvelous cast, many of whom have been with the project since its earliest stages, but the true stars are the material and production, which is often as cinematic as it is blazingly theatrical...Chavkin's direction is a marvel of intricacy, with simultaneous action happening in multiple spots...Don't miss it."
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