Inspired by Twentieth Century Fox’s classic films, the story transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past.
ANASTASIA has a new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) and features several songs from the beloved 1997 animated film “Anastasia,” including Ahrens and Flaherty’s Oscar-nominated hit, “Journey to the Past.” The new book is by Terrence McNally, and direction is by Darko Tresnjak.
In addition to its Broadway success, ANASTASIA has become an international stage hit. It has already enjoyed a successful first-class American tour, and first-class productions in Madrid, Stuttgart, The Hague and Japan, with more planned. Many thanks to Stage Entertainment and all our international colleagues!
NOMINATED FOR 2 TONY AWARDS
NOMINATED FOR 9 DRAMA DESK AWARDS, including BEST MUSICAL, BEST MUSIC and BEST BOOK
NOMINATED FOR 13 OUTER CRITIC CIRCLE AWARDS, including BEST MUSICAL, BEST SCORE and BEST BOOK
NOMINATED FOR 2 DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS, including OUTSTANDING MUSICAL
WINNER of the THEATRE WORLD AWARD (Christy Altomare)
World Premiere at Hartford Stage, Hartford, CT, on May 27, 2016.
Broadway Premiere April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theater.
A SERIOUS HIT! BROADWAY’S GOT A BRIGHT NEW STAR- ITS NAME IS ANASTASIA.
“* * * * [4 stars] “CRITIC’S PICK! A sweeping adventure, romance and historical epic that piles discovery upon discovery.”
-Time Out NY
“ONE OF THE MOST GORGEOUS SHOWS IN YEARS! Luscious and lavish, with a joy that leaves you cheering”
“ANASTASIA LIVES AGAIN ON BROADWAY! THE PERFORMANCES SHINE!!”
-The Daily Beast
Photos by Matthew Murphy
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Stage Entertainment,Bill Taylor, Tom Kirdahy, Hunter Arnold, 50 Church Street Productions, The Shubert Organization (Philip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President), Elizabeth Dewberry & Ali Ahmet Kocabiyik and others.
Produced in association with The Hartford Stage Company
Commissioned by Dmitry Bogachev
Book by Terrence McNally
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Inspired by the motion pictures by Twentieth Century Fox
Music orchestrated by Doug Besterman
Vocal arrangements by Stephen Flaherty
Dance arrangements by David Chase
Musical Director: Thomas Murray
Directed by Darko Tresnjak
Choreographed by Peggy Hickey
Scenic Design by Alexander Dodge
Costume Design by Linda Cho
Lighting Design by Donald Holder
Sound Design by Peter Hylenski
Projection Design by Aaron Rhyne
Hair and Wig Design by Charles G. LaPointe
Makeup Design by Joe Dulude, II
Executive Producer: Eric Cornell
General Manager: Richards / Climan, Inc.
Company Manager: Kimberly Kelley
Production Manager: Aurora Productions
Production Stage Manager: Bonnie Panson
Stage Manager: Trey Johnson
Musical Supervisor/Coductor: Thomas Murray
Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller and Michael Aarons
Associate Musical Director/Associate Conductor/Keyboard 1: Steven Malone
Keyboard 2: Caleb Hoyer
Reed 1: Rick Heckman; Reed 2: Ed Joffe; Reed 3: Dan Sullivan
Trumpet: John Sheppard; Trombone: Ben Herrington
French Horn: Shelagh Abate
Drums/Percussion: Bruce Doctor
Bass: Michael Blanco
Violin/Viola: Monica K. Davis
Cello: Sarah Hewitt-Roth
Keyboard Programmer: Randy Cohen; Associate Keyboard Programmer: Taylor Williams
Music Preparation: JoAnne Kane Music Preparation and Russ Bartmus
Casting: Telsey + Company and Craig Burns, CSA
Press Representative: Polk & Co.
Advertising: AKA; Interactive Marketing: Situation Interactive
Vocal & Text Coach: Claudia Hill-Sparks
Fight direction by Jeff Barry
Dance Captain: Dustin Layton
Swings:Kathryn Boswell, Kristen Smith Davis, Ian Knauer and Dustin Layton
Understudies: Zach Adkins (Dmitry), Lauren Blackman (Countess Lily), Kathryn Boswell (Anya), Janet Dickinson (Dowager Empress, Countess Lily), Constantine Germanacos (Gleb), Wes Hart (Gleb), Ian Knauer (Vlad), Ken Krugman (Vlad), Molly Rushing (Anya), Johnny Stellard (Dmitry), Mckayla Twiggs (Little Anastasia, Alexei Romanov) and Beverly Ward (Dowager Empress)