Though Grand Duchess Anastasia has gone missing, she is set to arrive at Broadway’s Broadhurst Theatre when the new musical Anastasia begins previews March 23. In an exclusive first look, we share the “Missing” poster Dowager Empress Maria Fyodorovna has hung up around the city in search of her granddaughter.
As the story goes, Anastasia survived her family’s murder, and the rumor has spread across Russia. As part of her effort to find her granddaughter, Maria Fyodorovna has plastered missing posters across the city for any information. Check out the artwork, which will hang outside the Broadway theatre beginning February 3, below.
The expanded stage production of the award-winning animated film 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 will feature 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.
Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder) directs Anastasia, which features choreography by Peggy Hickey. It officially opens April 24.
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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.”