Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812: 3 Songs at Broadway in Bryant Park

Comet9The cast of the Off-Broadway musical, “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812″ sang three songs at the Broadway in Bryant Park lunchtime concert: Prologue, Charming, and Sonya Alone. Below are the videos of the performances, and below that the lyrics to the three songs.

Three Songs

Prologue

Charming, sung by Amber Gray

Sonya Alone, sung by Brittain Ashford

Lyrics

Prologue

PIERRE There’s a war going on Out there somewhere And Andrey isn’t here There’s a war going on Out there somewhere And Andrey isn’t here
ALL There’s a war going on Out there somewhere And Andrey isn’t here There’s a war going on Out there somewhere And Andrey isn’t here
And this is all in your program You are at the opera Gonna have to study up a little bit If you wanna keep with the plot Cuz it’s a complicated Russian novel Everyone’s got nine different names So look it up in your program
We’d appreciate it, thanks a lot Da da da Da da da Da da da
Natasha!
NATASHA Natasha is young She loves Andrey with all her heart
ALL She loves Andrey with all her heart Natasha is young And Andrey isn’t here
SONYA Sonya is good Natasha’s cousin and closest friend
ALL Natasha’s cousin and closest friend Sonya is good Natasha is young And Andrey isn’t here
MARYA Marya is old-school, a grande dame of Moscow Natasha’s godmother, strict yet kind
ALL Natasha’s godmother, strict yet kind Marya is old-school Sonya is good Natasha is young And Andrey isn’t here
And this is all in your program You are at the opera Gonna have to study up a little bit If you wanna keep with the plot And it’s a complicated Russian novel Everyone’s got nine different names So look it up in your program Everything will be clear
Da da da Da da da Da da da
Anatole!
ANATOLE Anatole is hot He spends his money on women and wine
ALL He spends his money on women and wine Anatole is hot Marya is old-school Sonya is good Natasha is young And Andrey isn’t here
HÉLÈNE Hélène is a slut Anatole’s sister, married to Pierre
ALL Anatole’s sister, married to Pierre Hélène is a slut Anatole is hot
Marya is old-school Sonya is good Natasha is young And Andrey isn’t here
DOLOKHOV Dolokhov is fierce, but not too important Anatole’s friend, a crazy good shot
ALL Anatole’s friend, a crazy good shot Dolokhov is fierce Hélène is a slut Anatole is hot Marya is old-school Sonya is good Natasha is young And Andrey isn’t here
Chandeliers and caviar, The war can’t touch us here
Minor Characters!
BOLKONSKY Old Prince Bolkonsky is crazy
MARY And Mary is plain
MARY & BOLKONSY Andrey’s family, totally messed up
BALAGA And Balaga’s just for fun!
ALL Balaga’s just for fun!
Balaga is fun Bolkonsky is crazy Mary is plain Dolokhov is fierce Hélène is a slut Anatole is hot Marya is old-school Sonya is good Natasha is young And Andrey isn’t here
And what about Pierre?
Dear, bewildered and awkward Pierre? What about Pierre? Rich, unhappily married Pierre? What about Pierre?
What about Pierre? What about Pierre?

Charming

HÉLÈNE Oh my enchantress Oh you beautiful thing Charming, charming No, this is really beyond anything These dresses suit you This one, “metallic gauze” Straight from Paris Anything suits you, my charmer

Oh how she blushes, how she blushes, my pretty! Oh how she blushes, how she blushes, my pretty! Charmante, charmante! You are such a lovely thing

Oh where have you been It’s such a shame to bury pearls in the country Charmante, charmante, charming

Now if you have a dress You must wear it out How can you live in Moscow and not go nowhere? So you love somebody, charming But that’s no reason to shut yourself in Even if you’re engaged You must wear your dress out somewhere

My brother dined with me yesterday But he didn’t eat a thing Cuz he was thinking ‘bout you He kept sighing ‘bout you

Oh how she blushes, how she blushes, my pretty! Oh how she blushes, how she blushes, my pretty! Charmante, charmante! You are such a lovely thing

Oh where have you been It’s such a shame to bury pearls in the country Charmante, charmante, charming

Now a woman with a dress

35Is a frightening and powerful thing You are not a child When you’re draped in scarlet and lace Your fiancé would want you to have fun Rather than be bored to death

Alliez dans la monde Plutôt que de dépérir d’ennui!

My brother is quite madly in love He is quite madly in love with you, my dear

Oh how she blushes, how she blushes, my pretty! Oh how she blushes, how she blushes, my pretty! Charmante, charmante! You are such a lovely thing

Oh where have you been It’s such a shame to bury pearls in the country Charmante, charmante, charming It’s such a shame to bury pearls in the country Charmante, charmante, charming It’s such a shame to bury pearls in the country Charmante, charmante, charming

Sonya Alone

SONYA Hard as it is In the coming days I watch my friend In her strange unnatural state Don’t let her out of my sight She trails off Stares at nothing Laughs at random And the letters come

She waits at the window And I listen at the door

Until one day I see by the sad look on her face That there is a dreadful plan in her heart

I know you are capable of anything I know you so well my friend I know you might just run away What am I to do?

Who do I ask for help? Is it all on me? Is it all on me?

I will stand in the dark for you I will hold you back by force I will stand here right outside your door I won’t see you disgraced I will protect your name and your heart Because I miss my friend

I know you’ve forgotten me I know you so well my friend I know you might just throw yourself over But I won’t let you I won’t let you It’s all on me

48I remember this family I remember your kindness And if I never sleep again

I will stand in the dark for you I will hold you back by force I will stand here right outside your door I won’t see you disgraced I will protect your name and your heart Because I miss my friend Because I miss my friend Because I miss you, my friend

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Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

3 Responses to Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812: 3 Songs at Broadway in Bryant Park

  1. Your Friend says:

    Where is the Sonya Alone video? All I see is a video about dogs…

  2. Pingback: Ticket and CD Giveaway: Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 | New York Theater

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