Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Natasha, Pierre, and the Comet will Pitch a Tent in Theater District

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You may have seen something about “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812” in the back of New York city taxicabs. I saw this unusual musical back on July 2nd in a tent pitched in the meat packing district across from the Standard Hotel. It’s part dinner theater, part Russian opera and very unique. It’s a little exhausting but well worth the money and very different than your average theater experience. A few producers were in that night by coincidence, trying to figure out how to move the show uptown. Their answer: the “Natasha” tent will be pitched in that parking lot on West 45th St. between Broadway and Eighth Avenue. Right now the lot is host to a lot of tacky pop up shops. The run is for 14 weeks, they say. But I think it will catch on and stay longer. You’ve got to see this. I only wish David Byrne’s “Here Lies Love” could do this too.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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