Have you heard what they're saying on the streets?
Anastasia, a new musical inspired by the 1997 animated film of the same name, is headed to Broadway!
After captivating audiences at Hartford Stage in Connecticut, the show is making the move to the Big Apple. The expanded stage production will feature a score by Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty and a brand new book by Terrence McNally. According to Playbill, the new Broadway show will feature the original Hartford principal cast, including Christy Altomare as Anya, Derek Klena as Dmitry, John Bolton as Vlad and Caroline O'Connor as Lily. Anastasia's run on The Great White Way will begin on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre.
"After finishing a record-breaking run in Hartford, we look forward to bringing the magic of Anastasia to Broadway audiences next spring," Taylor and Kirdahy said in a statement. "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."
The play tells the true story of Anastasia, the youngest daughter of Czar Nicholas II, who was the only member of her family to survive the Russian Revolution in 1918.
"It's a wonderful mystery, fairy tale, romance," four-time Tony winner McNally told Playbill. "It's the most modern story I could think of. It's the search for identity, roots, family connection. What mysteries lie in our lineage? That's why it continues to speak to people."
Tickets go on sale this fall. Visit anastasiabroadway.com for more information.