comet 2012

11 things you might not know about Natasha ,Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812

1. The comet of 1812 was the first production of Ars Nova to ever transfer to Broadway.

2. They removed almost 200 seats from the audience to keep the intimate feel.

3. The musical contains many passages taken word-for-word from the 1922 translation of War and Peace from Leo Tolstoy. This edition was translated by Aylmer and Louise Maude’s.

4. The song “Natasha Lost” was cut from the Broadway production but is on the original Broadway cast recording.

5. The show does not only have a Broadway cast recording, but also has an off-Broadway recording (2013).

6. Josh Groban had to learn to play the accordion to play Pierre.

7. Philipa Soo is best known as Eliza in Hamilton. Philipa also originated the role of Natasha Rostova in a number of New York productions of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 in 2012 and 2013. She actually got the part of Eliza after director Thomas Kail and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda saw the Great Comet.

8. Lucas Steele (Anatole) and Brittain Ashford (Sonya) are the only 2 cast members who played in all the productions of the great comet of 1812.

9. Mandy Patinkin was set to replace Oak as Pierre on August 15 through September 03, 2017. He left the show before he even began.

10. Dave Malloy, who had written the show including the Music, took over the role of Pierre from Josh Groban. Dave Malloy also orginated the role before it got to Broadway. He will also return to the show in it’s final weeks on Broadway.

11. Sadly the show will play its final performance on September 03, 2017. It had 32 previews and 336 performances.

Every musical set in Imperial Russia ever, categorized

1. Complicated Russian Novels

- Anna Karenina (1981)

- Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (2012)

- Dr. Zhivago (2014)

2. Set During/referencing the Reign of Nicholas II

-Fiddler on the Roof (1964)

-Anya (1965)

- The Anastasia Affaire (1998)

- Beardo (2011)

- Anastasia (2016)

3. By Dave Malloy

- Beardo (2011)

- Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (2012)

-Preludes (2015)

4. With a Rachmoninoff-based Score

-Anya (1965)

- The Anastasia Affaire (1998)

-Preludes (2015)

5. Ashkon Davaran Has No Chill

- Beardo (2011)

- Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (2013, when he replaced Paul Pinto as Balaga)

anonymous asked:

seymour i had a dream i was in my grandmother's house and the apocalypse began so i yelled "taaaapir!" for help & a large brown tapir came tromping down the steps into the room and poked me with his snout several times. what does this mean sweet seymour...lend me your wisdoms

Seymour Has Seen One Thousand Spheres
The March Of Time, The Trot Of Years
Does Not Abate, Will Never End
The Cylic Crunch, The Tear And Mend.

Bubbles Are Linked In Higher Land
Your Weak Mind Cannought Understand
The Way With Which It See’s Such Things
But In Your Sleep Far-Off Sphere Sings.

Some People Blessed By Cosmic Gourds
To Never Die, To Be Death-Lords
Bouncing From Spheres Upon Release
Their Endless Lives Will Never Cease.

From Dreams Of Tapir Visiting
Seym Sees Your Are Exhibiting
These Signs Of Life Forever Bound
To Spheres Where You May Roam Around.

In 2012 When Comet Hits
Tapir Will Give Survival Tips
From Him You Learn To Bounce Alone
To New Wild Space To Call Your Home.

Natasha Romanov and the Great Comet of 2012

Thor is fun
Fury is crazy
Coulson is plain
Clint is fierce
Tony is a slut
Pepper is hot
Steve is old-school
Bruce is good
Natasha was young
and Bucky isn’t here