Inspired by a 70-page slice of Tolstoy’s 'War and Peace,' this immersive, Off-Broadway hit transfers to the Main Stem. More…
Natasha is young, Anatole is hot, and Andrey isn't here. But what about Pierre? Natasha is a beautiful ingenue visiting Moscow while she waits for her fiancée Andrey to return from the war. In a moment of indiscretion, she is seduced by the dashing (but already married) Anatole and her life is ruined. Her only hope lies with Pierre, the lonely outsider whose love and compassion for Natasha may be the key to her redemption. Featuring a score that mixes rock, pop, soul, folk and electronic dance music with classic Broadway, 'The Great Comet' arrives on Broadway after its critically acclaimed 2013 Off-Broadway premiere. Its creative team has re-imagined the Imperial Theatre as an opulent Russian salon, where every seat provides a unique perspective.
See it if You want to see a truly original show, from its unique staging to its glorious content. A beautiful ensemble piece. Sit on the stage.
Don't see it if You want to see an old fashioned Broadway musical. This has a new and exciting look and sound.
See it if Impressive, immersive staging by Chavkin combined with the unconventional, unique music/lyrics of Malloy make for an exhilarating evening
Don't see it if Malloy's lyrics sometimes get lost & perhaps one number too many but considering the source material (War & Peace) it's impossible to resist
See it if You want a theater experience unlike most and you want to see a great cast in a true musical headed by Josh Groban.
Don't see it if you cannot tolerate new concepts, various styles of music, strobe lights and tons of action.
See it if you enjoy frenetic events. An opera where everyone sings dances & plays instruments. It helps to review War & Peace Cliff Notes before going
Don't see it if having to look in all directions at once annoys you. Performers use every unoccupied space in the ingeniously re-designed theater.
See it if overwhelms! brilliantly transforms entire theater into "set" 4 production, dynamic cast brings play 2 audience; inventive, affecting score
Don't see it if this is essentially a romantic melodrama - spectacularly done - but still a melodrama; many good but no breakout performances
See it if you've never seen Grace McLean or Amber Gray perform before. They are so wonderful.
Don't see it if you like to watch a story unfold instead of hearing the characters tell you what they're doing when they're doing it.
See it if You love War and Peace and the actors performing in this show. Are curious to see what all the fuss is about.
Don't see it if You don't like immersive theater. I know this is the draw for many, but to me it was extremely distracting and annoying.
See it if You enjoy lavish, clever, immersive staging that makes you feel like you're a part of the show.
Don't see it if You're seeking a well-written musical, or don't want to follow a confusing plot. The would be a total snore without the exuberant staging.
See it if you like spectaculars; amazing sets, costumes, acting and singing, intelligent writing and mesmerizing exuberant productions; high energy.
Don't see it if you do not enjoy grand, theatrical performances; a busy stage; mixing 1812 with some contemporary costumes; two dimensional characters.
See it if You want to see THE finest show on Broadway+ the likely 2017 Tony winner ! Originality is at the top of the list for you. Perfection, your *
Don't see it if This is an electro pop opera. Traditional shows and staging are all that interesting you, but I say take a chance ! Go, see it, yes you !
See it if You want to go on a merry ride and embrace having the cast perform all around you. There's always something to watch here. This is special.
Don't see it if Hate not understanding lyrics even if you still get what's going on. Don't like energetic choreography/staging. Immersive's not your thing.
See it if You like spectacle musicals with fantastic choreography,singing,staging,actors, musicians,staging,audience involvement,Josh Groban ...,,,
Don't see it if You like a quiet evening at the theatre
See it if You want to enjoy a good story in a PHENOMENAL space with astounding acting and singing. It was like an indoor carnival at times. Beautiful.
Don't see it if The story is bizarre, the way they tell the story is odd (very Tolstoy). So you have to be willing to go along for the ride.
See it if You want to party as if life will end when earth passes through the tail of a comet. You love great music and want to hear Josh sing it.
Don't see it if You yearn for the intimacy of the tent cabaret. You can't stand a whole opera-like song than languishes over a moment of anguish.
See it if you want a Broadway spectacle but without the datedness of most revivals and without taking out a second mortgage to afford Hamilton.
Don't see it if you get really annoyed—even in fiction—when the good are not unanimously praised and the bad are not harshly punished.
See it if you want an immersive interactive high energy experience. I really loved it. I recommend listening to the music and studying the synopsis
Don't see it if in advance. The style is eclectic, the storyline is episodic, the music and staging are in your face and over the top.
See it if Great show! Beautiful performances among an amazingly beautiful set. Loved the music. Great singing.
Don't see it if If you don't like sung-through musicals, this might not be for you.
See it if For the buzz. You like dazzle for dazzle sake. You want commentary on action rather than action. Stage directions should be dialog.
Don't see it if you want orchestration. narrative. involvement in the story, intimacy, emotion. You don't like overdrawn arch characters.
See it if you appreciate an imaginative, beautifully realized immersive production with a great cast. A treat!
Don't see it if Please give it a chance. You'll be glad you did.
See it if you like high energy, pop operas with great (& tough since much is done in narrow spaces) choreography in a non-traditional theater space
Don't see it if you want a traditional musical in a traditional proscenium stage, don't like actor-audience interactions (see note below about seating)
See it if you want a thoroughly immersive theater experience. The joyous staging allows the effervescent cast to interact at will with the audience.
Don't see it if you hate War & Peace? While Natasha & Pierre don't surpass the heart-tugging boy next door (Evan Hansen) their spot on the block is deserved
See it if New York's hottest musical is The Great Comet of 1812. This place has everything: Josh Groban, pierogis tossed at you, egg shakers.. SEE IT!
Don't see it if you're bothered by strobe lights (there's one scene that has a LOT of lights) or are uninterested in new, edgy musicals.
See it if seeking an energetic, dizzying, mesmerizing, sometimes-quixotic, production. Josh Groban sings too little, but is a riveting talent.
Don't see it if you dislike unconventional musicals, mixed-genre songs that aren't particularly catchy, or feel dizzy with excessive bright-light flashes.