“Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812” has been hailed as one of the most innovative musicals of the decade. The show, inspired by a part of Leo Tolstoy’s “War and Peace,” came to Broadway in the fall of 2016, and turned the Imperial Theatre into Imperial Russia—with a modern twist.

I sat down with the Tony nominated stars Josh Groban, Denée Benton, and Lucas Steele as well as Tony nominated director Rachel Chavkin and creator Dave Malloy.