First look at Broadway-bound ‘Anastasia’ the musical

First look at Broadway-bound ‘Anastasia’ the musical

Once upon a Broadway

Text: Su Fen Tan

Image: Instagram / Anastasia the musical

Dancing bear, painted wings...

If you what follows the lyrics above, then you'll most likely love what's hitting Broadway next year. After a successful run in Hartford Stage earlier this year, Anastasia will be making its way to the Great White Way in 2017, with previews slated for 23 March before opening on 24 April.

Based on the 1997 animated film of the same name, Anastasia the musical is directed by Tony winner Darko Tresnjak, with music and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. The story tells the tale of a young woman trying to uncover the mystery of her past. The female lead Anya will be played by Christy Altomare (Mamma Mia), while Derek Klena (Dogfight) stars as Dmitry. Musical-goers will no doubt be in for an evening (or afternoon) of whimsical music, beautiful costumes and a moving tale of love. The set looks amazing too:

Meet the stars of the musical here:

'Anastasia' will open at the Broadhurst Theatre on 24 April 2017 and tickets go on sale in fall.


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