First Cast Photo of Broadway's Anastasia released
Producers of the eagerly awaited Broadway premiere of the stage adaptation of the 1997 animated musical Anastasia have now released the first cast photo, depicting cast members Ramin Karimloo, Christy Altomare and Derek Klena, who will play Gleb, Anya and Dmitry in the Broadway production.
|Photo by Nathan Johnson|
|Ramin Karimloo, Christy Altomare & Derek Klena|
To whet your appetite just a little more, we thought we would share a couple of production photos from the world premiere of Anastasia from Hartford Stage too:
|Photo by Joan Marcus|
|Derek Klena & Christy Altomare in Anastasia|
|Photo by Joan Marcus|
|Christy Altomare and the Company of Anastasia|
Read our review from the Hartford Stage world premiere HERE.
The Broadway premiere of Anastasia begins previews at the Broadhurst Theatre on 23 March 2017, before an official opening on 24 April. The production is currently booking through to 1 October 2017.
Anastasia is helmed by Hartford Stage Artistic Director and Tony winner Darko Tresnjak and features a book by Terrence McNally, with music by Tony winner Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Tony winner Lynn Ahrens.
Synopsis: "From the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, the new musical, Anastasia, is the romantic, adventure-filled story of a brave young woman attempting to discover the mystery of her past. The new musical is inspired by the Twentieth Century Fox Motion Pictures."
The Broadway cast includes Christy Altomare (Anya), Derek Klena (Dmitry), Tony & Olivier nominee Ramin Karimloo (Gleb), John Bolton (Vlad Popov), Caroline O’Connor (Countess Lily Malevsky-Malevitch), and Tony nominee Mary Beth Peil (Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna).
The creative team behind Anastasia features choreography by Peggy Hickey, music supervision & direction by Thomas Murray, orchestrations by Doug Besterman, scenic design by Alexander Dodge, costume design by Linda Cho, lighting design by Donald Holder, sound design by Peter Hylenski, projection design by Aaron Rhyne, and hair & wig design by Charles LaPointe.
Anastasia is produced on Broadway by Stage Entertainment USA, Bill Taylor and Tom Kirdahy Productions.
Twentieth Century Fox's 1997 animated feature Anastasia was nominated for two Oscars: Best Score (Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and David Newman) and Best Original Song (Ahrens and Flaherty) for "Journey To The Past." It featured the voice talents of Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Christopher Lloyd, Hank Azaria, Bernadette Peters, Kirsten Dunst, Andrea Martin, and Dame Angela Lansbury.
- by Tom Millward