Dave Malloy: Songs from Great Comet
Composer Dave Malloy brings his unique blend of indie rock, electronica, jazz noise, Romantic lieder and Russian folk to Joe's Pub, with selections from the smash hit Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, the electro-pop opera that premiered at Ars Nova this fall. Lovers are betrayed, society is scandalized and glasses are raised in this slice of Tolstoy’s War and Peace. With director Rachel Chavkin of the TEAM, and an ensemble of 16 musicians and singers, including Brent Arnold, Brittain Ashford, Gelsey Bell, Nick Choksi, Blake Delong, Mark Dover, Amber Gray, James Monaco, John Murchison, Phillipa Soo, Lucas Steele, Sally Wall, Pinky Weitzman and Amelia Workman.
“5 Stars (out of 5)…Dave Malloy’s Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 feels like a party from start to end: lively, intelligent and utterly engrossing…it glows with hospitality…The dazzlingly variegated score—which covers musical terrain from folk songs through rock, R&B and house music—captures their story in stirring and surprising ways.” -Time Out New York
“4 Stars (out of 4)…Much like the celestial body of its title, the new pop opera Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 has appeared out of nowhere to brighten the theatrical season. Instead of flashy ads and overhyped stars, this thrilling new show relies on ambition, ingenuity, craft and heart. Are you paying attention, Broadway?” -New York Post