Read Reviews for Anastasia on Broadway

The Verdict   Read Reviews for Anastasia on Broadway The critics have weighed in on the stage musical adaptation of the 1997 animated film.

Anastasia, the new stage musical based on the 1997 animated film, officially opened on Broadway April 24 at the Broadhurst Theatre. The expanded stage production features a score by Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty and an all-new book by Tony winner Terrence McNally.

The Broadway production features Christy Altomare as Anya, Derek Klena as Dmitry, John Bolton as Vlad, Caroline O’Connor as Lily, Ramin Karimloo as Gleb, and Mary Beth Peil as Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna.

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Read reviews for the new musical below, and check back for updates.

AMNY (Matt Windman)

Chicago Tribune (Chris Jones)

Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

Deadline (Jeremy Gerard)

Entertainment Weekly (Caitlin Brody)

Hartford Courant (Christopher Arnott)

Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)

Huffington Post (Danny Groner)

New York Daily News (Joe Dziemianowicz)

New York Times (Ben Brantley)

Newsday (Linda Winer)

TimeOut NY (Adam Feldman)

Variety (Frank Rizzo)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

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Completing the cast are Zach Adkins, Sissy Bell, Lauren Blackman, Kathryn Boswell, Kyle Brown, Kristen Smith Davis, Janet Dickinson, Constantine Germanacos, Wes Hart, Ian Knauer, Ken Krugman, Dustin Layton, Shina Ann Morris, James A. Pierce III, Molly Rushing, Nicole Scimeca, Jennifer Smith, Johnny Stellard, McKayla Twiggs, and Allison Walsh.

Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder) directs Anastasia, which features choreography by Peggy Hickey.

Read: HOW BROADWAY’S ANASTASIA IS A VERY DIFFERENT STORY THAN THE ANIMATED MUSICAL

The creative team includes Alexander Dodge (set design), Linda Cho (costume design), Donald Holder (lighting design), Peter Hylenski (sound design), Aaron Rhyne (projection design), Charles G. LaPointe (hair/wig design), Joe Dulude II (makeup design), Thomas Murray (music supervision and direction), Doug Besterman (orchestrations), David Chase (dance arranger), and casting by Telsey + Company/Craig Burns, CSA. The stage production was originally commissioned by Dmitry Bogachev. Eric Cornell serves as executive producer.

Here’s how it’s billed: “This dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920’s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing con man and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love and family.”

The Broadhurst Theatre is located at 235 West 44th Street, New York City.

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