“NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812” NOW AVAILABLE FOR PROFESSIONAL LICENSING AT CONCORDTHEATRICALS.COM
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New York, NY (February 12, 2020) – Concord Theatricals is delighted to announce that Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 is now available for licensing to professional theatres via its Samuel French imprint. Created by three-time Tony Award® nominee Dave Malloy, The Great Comet was the most Tony Award-nominated show of the 2016-17 Broadway season. For more information visit concordsho.ws/PerformComet
“I am overjoyed and thrilled that The Great Comet is finally getting launched into the world,” said Malloy. “I cannot wait to come see all the new visions and reimaginings of directors, performers, and designers breathing new life into this piece that is so dear to me.”
“Concord Theatricals is proud to represent The Great Comet, which has already seen innovative stagings both on and off Broadway, in Boston, and around the world,” said Sean Patrick Flahaven, President of Concord Theatricals. “Having been fans of the show since Ars Nova, we look forward to seeing how our professional theatres further push the envelope with Dave Malloy’s groundbreaking hit musical.”
Inspired by a 70-page slice of War and Peace, The Great Comet features a thrilling mix of rock, pop, soul, electronic dance music and classic Broadway. Natasha is young, Anatole is hot, and Andrey isn’t here…but what about Pierre? Natasha is a beautiful ingénue visiting Moscow while she waits for her beloved fiancé Andrey to return from the war. In a moment of indiscretion, she is seduced by the dashing (but already married) Anatole, and her position in society is ruined. Her only hope lies with Pierre, the lonely outsider whose love and compassion for Natasha may be the key to her redemption…and to the renewal of his own soul.
Originally directed by Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin, The Great Comet received a critically acclaimed off-Broadway premiere and a sold-out run in Boston before moving to Broadway’s Imperial Theatre in the fall of 2016. The production was nominated for 12 Tony Awards in 2017, including Best Musical, receiving two.
Additionally, The Great Comet script is published by Samuel French and available at concordsho.ws/ShopComet
The Great Comet was originally commissioned, developed, and world premiere produced by Ars Nova; Jason Eagan, Founding Artistic Director; Renee Blinkwolt, Managing Director. Further developed and produced by the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University; Diane Paulus, Artistic Director; Diane Quinn, Executive Producer; Diane Borger, Producer.
Concord Theatricals is the world’s most significant theatrical company, comprising the catalogs of R&H Theatricals, Samuel French, Tams-Witmark and The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection. Our unparalleled roster includes the work of Irving Berlin, Agatha Christie, George & Ira Gershwin, Marvin Hamlisch, Lorraine Hansberry, Kander & Ebb, Ken Ludwig, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dominique Morisseau, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Thornton Wilder and August Wilson. We are the only firm providing truly comprehensive services to the creators and producers of plays and musicals, including theatrical licensing, music publishing, script publishing, cast recording and first-class production.
Dave Malloy is a composer/writer/performer/orchestrator. His shows include Moby-Dick; Octet; Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (12 Tony nominations, including Best Musical, Score, Book, and Orchestrations); Ghost Quartet; Preludes; Black Wizard/Blue Wizard; Three Pianos; All Hands; Beardo; Beowulf – A Thousand Years of Baggage; The Sewers; Sandwich; Clown Bible; and (The 99-cent) Miss Saigon. He is the winner of two Obie Awards, a Smithsonian Ingenuity Award, a Theater World Award, the Richard Rodgers Award, an ASCAP New Horizons Award, a Jonathan Larson Grant, and he is a Playwright-in-Residence at Signature Theater. He lives in Brooklyn. davemalloy.com
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