Anastasia the New Broadway Musical Previews from 23 March 2017
From the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, the new musical Anastasia is the romantic and rousing story of a brave young woman attempting to discover the mystery of her past while finding a place for herself in the rapidly changing world of a new century. Inspired by the 1997 film about a young woman who may be the last surviving member of the Russian royal family. The score includes songs from the movie, including the Oscar- nominated “Journey to the Past. From Darko Tresnjak—2014 Tony Award winner for Best Director of a Musical for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder—and the Tony Award-winning writers of the Broadway classic Ragtime.
First Preview Mar 23, 2017
Opening Apr 24, 2017
Broadhurst Theatre Broadway
Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes, including intermission
Christy Altomare – Anya
Christy Altomare is an actress and singer-songwriter who played the role of Wendla in the first national tour of the rock musical Spring Awakening and made her Broadway Debut as Sophie in Mamma Mia!. She originated the role of the title character of the stage musical adaptation of the movie Anastasia at Hartford Stages and is set to reprise the role on Broadway in the Spring of 2017.
Ramin Karimloo – Gleb
Ramin Karimloo is an Iranian-Canadian actor and singer recognized chiefly for his work in London’s West End. He has played leading male roles in both of the West End’s longest running musicals: The Phantom and Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera, and Jean Valjean, Enjolras, and Marius in Les Misérables. He also originated the role of the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies, which continues the story of The Phantom of the Opera. He made his Broadway debut as Valjean in the 2014 revival production of Les Misérables, for which he received a Tony Award nomination.
John Bolton – Vlad Popov
John Bolton is an actor stage and film and Broadway regular. Bolton is best known for originating the role of “The Old Man” (Mr. Parker) in the critically acclaimed Broadway show, A Christmas Story: The Musical, based on the classic 1983 movie A Christmas Story, which itself was based on stories by radio humorist Jean Shepherd. He recently performed in the Broadway revival of “Dames at Sea”.
Derek Klena – Dmitry
Derek Klena is a singer and actor film and stage played Fiyero in Wicked on Broadway, and played Eddie in the off Broadway Production Dogfight. Derek originated the role of Michael in 2014 Broadway Production of The Bridges of Madison County, along side Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale.
Caroline O’Connor – Countess Lily Malevsky-Malevitch
Caroline Ann O’Connor is an Anglo-Australian singer, dancer and actress O’Connor’s film work includes the featured role of Nini Legs in the Air in Baz Luhrmann’s film Moulin Rouge!, and as Ethel Merman in the Cole Porter biopic De-Lovely. In 2003, she made her Broadway debut as Velma Kelly in Chicago. Her West End theatre performances include Mabel in Mack and Mabel for which she received an Olivier nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. She was a member of the original 1986 revival cast of Me and My Girl at the Adelphi Theatre. Other British theatre credits include A Chorus Line, Hot Stuff, Chicago, Damn Yankees, West Side Story and Showboat.
Book by Terrence McNally
Music by Stephen Flaherty Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Chorepgraphy by Peggy Hickey
Director – Darko Tresnjak
Scenic Design – Alexander Dodge
Costume Design – Linda Cho
Lighting Design – Donald Holder
Sound Design – Peter Hylenski
Video & Projection Design – Aaron Rhyne
Wig & Hair Design – Charles G. LaPointe
Music Director – Thomas Murray
Orchestrator – Doug Besterman
Vocal & Text Coach – Claudia Hill-Sparks
Music Preparation – Joann Kane Music Russell Bartmus & Mark Graham
Fight Choreographer – Jeff Barry
Casting – Telsey + Company – Craig Burns, CSA
Vocal Arranger – Stephen Flaherty
Dance Music Arranger – David Chase
Associate Music Director – Steven Malone
Dramaturg – Elizabeth Williamson
Production Stage Manager – Bonnie Panson
Stage Manager – Trey Johnson
Assistant Stage Manager – Kelly Hardy
Anastasia a New Broadway Musical Broadhurst Theatre on Broadway