Project Description

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.

-NBC TV

“* * * * [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”

-Rex Reed

“ANASTASIA LIVES AGAIN ON BROADWAY! THE PERFORMANCES SHINE!!”

-The Daily Beast

Production Gallery

Photos by Matthew Murphy

Show Clips + Video

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Show Credits

Broadhurst Theater

Produced by
Stage Entertainment,Bill Taylor, Tom KirdahyHunter 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: 

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

Photographer:Matthew Murphy

Mary Beth Peil Dowager Empress
Zach Adkins Ensemble
Sissy Bell Maria Romanov/Marfa/Ensemble
Lauren Blackman Tsarina Alexandra/Ensemble
Kyle Brown Prince Siegfried in ‘Swan Lake’/Ensemble
Constantine Germanacos Tsar Nicholas II/Count Ipolitov/Ensemble
Wes Hart Doorman/Ensemble
Ken Krugman Gorlinsky/Count Leopold/Ensemble
Shina Ann Morris Tatiana Romanov/Dunya/Ensemble
James A. Pierce III Von Rothbart in ‘Swan Lake’/Ensemble
Molly Rushing Young Anastasia/Paulina/Ensemble
Nicole Scimeca Little Anastasia/Alexei Romanov
Allison Walsh Olga Romanov/Odette in ‘Swan Lake’/Ensemble
Beverly Ward Ensemble

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)