It has been announced that Anastasia: The Musical will be arriving on Broadway in April next year.
The musical stage show, which is based on the 1997 animated film of the same name, is transferring to the Great White Way next spring after a successful run in Hartford earlier this year.
Like the film, the musical tells the story of Anya – a young woman who keen to discover her past, joins handsome con-man Dimitri in a plot to fool the Dowager Empress into thinking they have found her long lost granddaughter. However, to the surprise of them both, it later transpires that Anya is infact the Princess Anastasia.
Christy Altomare will star as Anya, while Derek Klena plays Dimitri. Broadway vets John Bolton and Caroline O’Connor also star as Vlad Popov and the Dowager Empress respectively. All four performers originated their roles in the Hartford stage cast. Additional cast members will be announced at a later date.
Directed by Tony winner Darko Tresnjak, with a book by Terrence McHally and music and lyrics from Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (who wrote the Oscar-nominated “Journey to the Past” for the original film), the musical will feature the film’s best songs along with a brand new score.
“After finishing a record breaking run in Hartford, we look forward to bringing the magic of Anastasia to Broadway audiences next spring,” producers Bill Taylor and Tom Kirdahy said. “In Hartford, we saw people ages 8-100 travel from all over the world to enjoy Anastasia’s enduring story. We are thrilled to have Christy, Derek, John and Caroline leading our company again for the Broadway premiere.”
Anastasia opens on 24th April 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre. Remind yourself of the original film below.