Why See Anastasia?
A two-time 2017 Tony nominated Magical Musical
A starry creative team bring the magical story of Anastasia to Broadway for the first time. Inspired by the 20th Century Fox animation from 1997, this show imagines the life of Grand Duchess Anastasia if she escaped the execution of the rest of her family in 1918, and follows her journey of self-discovery and tentative romance with charming con man Dmitry. It's a blockbuster adventure bursting with heart, set against the historical backdrop of the Russian Revolution.
Coming to The Great White Way following a Hartford tryout, this enchanting new show features a mix of songs from the movie, including the Oscar-nominated 'Journey to the Past', as well as original compositions. In the director's chair is Darko Tresnjack, who won a Tony for his work on the smash hit A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, while the cast includes Ramin Karimloo (until December 3rd, 2017). Anastasia also reunites the team behind the four time Tony winning musical Ragtime, with Terrence McNally providing the book and Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens scoring.
What is Anastasia About?
Anya is a plucky 18 year old living in a rural Russian orphanage, with no memory of her true identity. One day she is spotted by rogueish conman Dmitry, who noticing her likeness to the missing Romanov Princess, concocts a plan to pass her off as the real Anastasia to Empress Marie, who has offered a reward for her return. As they embark on their journey, a romance begins to blossom between the pair, and memories of Anastasia's past life come back to her. But her reappearance has also causes shockwaves throughout the Europe as the new ruling party of Russia attempt to uncover the truth through their own brutal methods.
Did You Know?
Up until conclusive DNA tests confirmed her death, Anastasia's purported survival was one of the great mysteries of the 20th Century. Over the years, many women came forward claiming to be the missing Grand Duchess, including Anna Anderson, who was engaged in a 40 year legal battle to try and prove her identity.
Previews from: 23 March 2017
Opening night: 24 April 2017
May be inappropriate for ages 7 and under. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Two hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission
Cast and Creative
Christy Altomare as Anya
Max von Essen as Gleb
Zach Adkins as Dmitry (until November 25)
Cody Simpson as Dmitry (from November 29)
John Bolton as Vlad Popov
Judy Kaye as Dowager Empress Maria Feodrovna
Vivki Lewis as Countess Lily
Alex Aquilino, Sissy Bell, Lauren Blackman, Kathryn Boswell, Kyle Brown, Kristen Smith Davis, Janet Dickinson, Constantine Germanacos, Wes Hart, Ian Knauer, Ken Krugman, Bruce Landry, Dustin Layton, Delilah Rose Pellow, James A. Pierce III, Molly Rushing, Nicole Scimeca, Jennifer Smith, Matt Wiercinski, Lyrica Woodruff and Kelli Youngman.
Directed by Darko Tresnjack
Book by Terrance McNally
Score by Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty
2017 tony award nominations
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical - Mary Beth Peil
Best Costume Design of a Musical
2017 DRAMA DESK WINS
Outstanding Projection Design - Aaron Rhyne
2017 DRAMA DESK NOMINATIONS
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Christy Altomare
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Mary Beth Peil
Outstanding Book of a Musical - Terrence McNally
Oustanding Music - Stephen Flaherty
Outstanding Orchestrations - Doug Besterman
Outstanding Projection Design - Aaron Rhyne
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical - Peter Hylenski
Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical - Linda Cho
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What we thought
MAGICAL lavish Spectacular
Anastasia leaves you with a profound message - you will never be recognized if you cannot recognize yourself and where you are from.
Meghan Markle isn't the only American who gets to be a princess - Christy Altomare has been playing the part since March 2017. Now of course, Altomare plays Anastasia, the Grand Duchess of Russia in the stage adaptation of the hit film, but noneRead full review
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