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Anastasia announces Broadway closing date
The Broadway premiere of Anastasia will play its final performance at the Broadhurst Theatre on March 31, 2019.
The journey is coming to a close. Producers of the Broadway premiere of hit musical Anastasia have announced a closing date of March 31, 2019 at the Broadhurst Theatre. Upon closing, the production will have played a total of 34 previews and 808 regular performances.
Producer Dan Hinde of Stage Entertainment commented: “Anastasia will forever live in the hearts and minds of musical fans all over the world. We are eager to continue Anya's journey across the globe.”
The National Tour will continue to play cities in the US and Canada through to March 2020, as international productions continue in both Spain and Germany. Future productions are also currently in development for Australia, Brazil, Holland, Japan, Korea, and Mexico.
Anastasia began previews at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre on March 23, 2017, ahead of an official opening on April 24.
The new musical, based on the popular 1997 animated feature film by Twentieth Century Fox, is directed by Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak and features a book by four-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, with music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Tony Award 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. 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."
The principal cast of Anastasia includes Christy Altomare (as Anya / Anastasia), Cody Simpson (as Dmitry), Constantine Germanacos (as Gleb Vaganov), John Bolton (as Vlad Popov), Vicki Lewis (as Countess Lily Malevsky-Malevitch), and Emmy Award winner and two-time Tony Award nominee Penny Fuller (as Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna).
The creative team behind Anastasia features choreography by Peggy Hickey, dance arrangements by David Chase, 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, hair & wig design by Charles LaPointe, and make-up design by Joe Dulude II.
Anastasia is produced on Broadway by Stage Entertainment USA, Bill Taylor, Hunter Arnold and Tom Kirdahy Productions.
Twentieth Century Fox's 1997 animated feature film Anastasia was nominated for two Oscars: "Best Score" (for Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and David Newman) and "Best Original Song" (for Ahrens and Flaherty for "Journey To The Past"). It features the voice talents of Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Christopher Lloyd, Hank Azaria, Bernadette Peters, Kirsten Dunst, Andrea Martin, and Dame Angela Lansbury.
Anastasia Tickets are available now for performances through to March 31, 2019.
(Header photo by Matthew Murphy)