Anastasia: The Broadway Musical
Broadhurst Theatre, New York - Main Hall
Sales end: Feb 21 2019, 18:30
About the Event
Indulge your fantasies in a ‘Journey to the Past’. Inspired by the hit animated film, but also drawing on the many other films and books the Anastasia legend has inspired over the last century, the myth of the lost Russian princess comes to Broadway in a swirl of silk and scintillating songs, as well as a fair few diamonds! With music and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, and a book by acclaimed playwrite Terrence McNally, ‘Anastasia’ combines royal spectacle with the best of Broadway, and brings you new songs to fall in love with, alongside familiar favorites!
Alone in 1920s St Peterburg, Anya cannot remember ever having a home or family. Can a charming conman, and a former court official with a plan to claim a large reward for the return of the Grand Duchess Anastasia to her loving grandmother in exile in Paris, help her find both her past and her future? Or will Soviet security forces intervene and end the journey before it has begun?
From its spiritual home on New York’s ‘Great White Way’ the Broadway musical has been packing the audiences in for over a century. Legendary writers such as Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jerry Herman, and Stephen Sondheim, or partnerships like the Gershwins , Lerner & Loewe, Rogers & Hammerstein, Kander & Ebb, and Boublil & Schönberg, have created spectacular vehicles for star performers – so-called ‘triple threats’, who sing, dance, and act with equal talent – and powerful ensembles alike. Running the gamut from spectacular to stark and restrained, musical theatre can be pure frivolous fun, but has a long history of tackling serious social and political issues. Always primed for reinvention, alongside Broadway’s perennial hits and classics, musical theatre has a new vigor in the twenty first century, as live-action Disney, rap and ‘jukebox’ shows light up new theaters, and attract new audiences. The Show will indeed Go On!
Anastasia is based on the popular animated film of the same name, and is child-friendly, though it contains some themes that may be distressing to more sensitive audience members.
Approximate duration (min.): 145
Cast / Production
Anya- Christy Altomare
Dmitry- Zach Adkins
Gleb- Max von Essen
Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna- Judy Kaye
Countess Lily Malevsky-Malevitch- Vicki Lewis
Vlad Popov- John Bolton
Music and Lyrics- Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Book- Terrence McNally
Director- Darko Tresnjak
Choreographer- Peggy Hickey
Set Designer- Alexander Dodge
Costume Designer- Linda Cho
Lighting Designer- Donald Holder
Sound Designer- Peter Hylenski
Orchestrations- Doug Besterman
Musical Director- Thomas Murray
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