“Natasha” Drops Meals After Surveying Audiences

"Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812"

“Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812”

I saw this show when it included dinner and was in the Meatpacking District.  Now that it’s moving to Midtown and dropping dinner, it’s less of an immersive experience, but I still think you should go if you can. Here’s the part I thought was most interesting about the article:

“Our audience surveys and phone surveys showed that people didn’t really value the meals, and at each ticket price level, people said they would’ve still bought tickets without the meals,” Howard Kagan, one of the lead producers of the show, said in an interview on Tuesday. “So we’ll save some money on that, while probably spending elsewhere.”

But do read all of the New York Times article.

2 Comments

  • Brian Katz says:

    I was there this last Sat. Meals were not included, but they were available for purchase. It was still amazingly immersive, there couldn’t have been more than 150 seats. One of the best experiences I’ve had in a long time. It still felt like a Russian restaurant bar, but the real star of the show is the staging and the score.


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