• ‘Octet' Theater Review: Internet Addicts Harmonize in a ‘Black Mirror'-Inspired Musical

    3 monthes ago - By The Wrap

    Seven years since his breakout musical “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812,” a reworking of Tolstoy's “War and Peace” that eventually reached Broadway, Dave Malloy returns with an impressive new chamber musical called “Octet” whose influences are as varied as his subject matter is contemporary.
    Indeed, the Playbill for the show - which opened Sunday at Off Broadway's Pershing Square Signature Center - includes a small-print bibliography of influences that includes the poet Rumi, Douglas Adams' “Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy,” Philip Glass, Tarot cards, the TV series “Black...
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