Anastasia Will End Broadway Run in March

Broadway News   Anastasia Will End Broadway Run in March
The stage musical based on the 1997 animated film opened on Broadway April 24, 2017.
Cody Simpson, Christy Altomare, and cast Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Anastasia, the Broadway stage musical based on the 1997 animated film, will end its run March 31. The musical opened at the Broadhurst Theatre April 24, 2017; the production will have played 808 regular and 34 preview performances at the time of closing.

The expanded stage production features a score by Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty with a book by Tony winner Terrence McNally.

"Generations from now, people will continue to perform our beautiful musical about a strong young woman and its themes of home, love, and family,” said producer Tom Kirdahy. “We couldn't be more proud."

The current company is led by Christy Altomare, Cody Simpson, John Bolton, Constantine Germanacos, Vicki Lewis, and Penny Fuller.

The cast also includes Gail Bennett, Lauren Blackman, Kathryn Boswell, Maria Briggs, Justin Scott Brown, Kyle Brown, Kristen Smith Davis, Colby Dezelick, Janet Dickinson, Wes Hart, Anika Lore Hatch, Ken Krugman, Dustin Layton, Brian Munn, Delilah Rose Pellow, James A. Pierce III, Molly Rushing, Tally Sessions, Jennifer Smith, Allison Walsh, Matt Wiercinski, Lyrica Woodruff, and Kelli Youngman.

The production features choreography by Peggy Hickey, sets by Alexander Dodge, costumes by Linda Cho, lighting design by Donald Holder, sound design by Peter Hylenski, projections by Aaron Rhyne, music direction by Thomas Murray, and orchestrations by Doug Besterman. Casting is by Telsey + Company/Craig Burns, CSA.

Anastasia launched a national tour in October 2018; across the pond, the musical is playing in Madrid, Spain and Stuttgart, Germany. Additional productions are planned for Holland, Korea, Japan, Mexico, Australia, and Brazil.

Anastasia is produced by Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor, Kirdahy and Hunter Arnold, 50 Church Street Productions, The Shubert Organization, Elizabeth Dewberry & Ali Ahmet Kocabiyik, Carl Daikeler, Van Dean/Stephanie Rosenberg, Warner/Chappell Music, 42nd.Club/Phil Kenny, Judith Ann Abrams Productions, Broadway Asia/Umeda Arts Theater, Mark Lee & Ed Filipowski, Harriet Newman Leve, Peter May, David Mirvish, Sandi Moran, Seoul Broadcasting System, Sara Beth Zivitz, Michael Stotts, LD Entertainment/Sally Cade Holmes, Jay Alix & Una Jackman/BlumeGreenspan, Carolyn and Marc Seriff/Bruno Wang, and Silva Theatrical Group/Adam Zell in association with Hartford Stage.

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