Dave Malloy

Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 [Original Broadway Cast Recording]

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An adaptation of a portion of the Tolstoy novel War and Peace, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 is a musical that opened off-Broadway in 2012. It had its Broadway premiere in 2016, and this original Broadway cast recording features Tony-nominated actress Phillipa Soo (Hamilton) and multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban in the title roles. With its book, lyrics, and music by Dave Malloy, it offers an unconventional, theatrical mix of Russian folk, rock, and electronic music that the composer dubbed an "electro-pop opera." Highlights include the eclectic, full-company number "The Duel" and "Sonya Alone," a ballad that Malloy wrote for Brittain Ashford in the role of Natasha's cousin, Sonya.

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