Karimloo originated the role of Gleb, a conflicted Russian military general whose storyline was created for the Broadway stage adaptation of the 1997 animated favorite.
Tony Award nominee Ramin Karimloo, who originated the role of Russian military general Gleb in the Broadway premiere of Anastasia, will play his final performance in the musical December 3 at the Broadhurst Theatre.
A new character written by playwright/book writer Terrence McNally for the stage incarnation, the rising Communist general finds himself torn between uniform, father, and his heart as he pursues Anya across a continent.
Karimloo’s replacement will be announced in the coming weeks.
On the opening-night red carpet of the new musical from Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, and Terrence McNally, Ahrens confides the secret homage to the 1997 film hidden in the set of the Broadway adaptation.