‘Anastasia’ Musical Sets Broadway Bow

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Joan Marcus

Anastasia,” the stage musical inspired in part by the 1997 animated film, has claimed a Broadway home, targeting an April 24, 2017 opening at the Broadhurst Theater.

The show, which had confirmed its Broadway intentions earlier this year, will arrive in New York following a well-reviewed world premiere at Hartford Stage. The Hartford cast — led by Christy Altomare in the title role of the young woman who might be Russian royalty —  will reprise their roles for the Broadway run.

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Stage Entertainment USA (“Rocky”), Bill Taylor and Tom Kirdahy (“It’s Only a Play”) produce the musical, which has a score by “Ragtime” songsmiths Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) and Stephen Flaherty (music), who also wrote the songs for the movie. (Those songs are included in the stage production along with new tunes.) Terrence McNally (“It’s Only a Play,” “Ragtime”) wrote the book. The musical is the first Broadway outing for director Darko Tresnjak since he won a Tony for “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.”

With a cast that also includes Derek Klena, John Bolton and Caroline O’Connor, “Anastasia” will move into the Broadhurst following the limited run of the starry revival of “The Front Page” with Nathan Lane and John Slattery. That show starts its run in September.

A start date for previews of “Anastasia” hasn’t yet been set.

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  1. Terri says:

    Will Anastasia be coming to Chicago?

  2. Robert says:

    Will the show ever be in California?

  3. Beth CP says:

    Very much looking forward to this. The animated film has music and songs that called out for a stage treatment that treated it as more than just a pretty, pastel story.

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