The new Lynn Ahrens-Stephen Flaherty musical Anastasia, based on their 1997 animated film of the same name, officially opens on Broadway April 24 at the Broadhurst Theatre. The Broadway production features an all-new book by Terrence McNally and nearly 19 new songs. To purchase tickets, click here.
Among the new songs is “In a Crowd of Thousands,” a second act duet for the characters of Anya (Christy Altomare) and Dmitry (Derek Klena). Producers of Anastasia have announced that they will audio live stream the opening-night performance of that song on the show’s official Facebook page. Fans should check out the Anastasia Facebook page after 8:30 PM for information on when the song will be live-streamed.
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.