Update: By random drawing, Emily (@stagemaven) has won the tickets and Matthew (@artwinewhimsy)has won the CD.
Win the original cast album or two free tickets to see Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, a musical adaptation of a scandalous slice of Tolstoy’s War and Peace by brilliant composer/librettist/performer Dave Malloy that I just loved. (Watch three songs from the show.) It is performed as a kind of Russian dinner theater, complete with vodka, in Kazino supper club, which is an elaborate tent that has been erected on a lot on 45th Street between Times Square and Eighth Avenue.
To enter the contest, please answer one of the following questions:
What is the most unusual setting you’ve seen a work of theater? (Did it work for you?)
What great work of literature would you like to see adapted to the stage? Why?
(Update: By literature, I mean novels or poetry or memoirs or histories — books, basically. And by great, I mean those that have entered the canon.)
1. Please put your answer in the comments at the bottom of this blog post, because the winner will be chosen through Random.org based on the order of your reply, not its content.
But you must answer one of the questions, complete with explanation, or your entry will not be approved for submission.
2. Please include in your answer your Twitter name and follow my Twitter feed at @NewYorkTheater so that I can send you a direct message. (If you don’t have a Twitter name, create one. It’s free.)
3. This contest ends Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at midnight Eastern Time, and I will make the drawing no later than noon the next day. You must respond to my direct message on Twitter within 24 hours or I will choose another winner.
There will be two winners — one for the CD, the other for the tickets. (The first winner of the drawing will choose which he or she wants.) To qualify for the tickets, you must be in New York able to attend one of the eligible performances from now through December 30, 2013.
(Since I’m choosing by the order in which you submit, please do not write me more than once. Make sure you have all the requirements — such as your Twitter name — before submitting. All submissions have to be approved, so you won’t necessarily see your entry right away: Please be patient.)