‘Anastasia’ Musical Heads To Broadway
Fox’s animated Anastasia film will turn into a stage musical and head to Broadway in 2017 — producers announced on Tuesday.
‘Anastasia’ Musical Set To Premiere On Broadway
Anastasia will reportedly make its Broadway debut on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre.
The musical features songs from the 1997 film, including composer Stephen Flaherty and lyricist Lynn Ahrens’ Oscar-nominated “Journey to the Past,” as well as a new score.
Terrence McNally, who worked with Ahrens and Flaherty on the 1998 Broadway musical Ragtime, wrote the book for the show.
Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton and Caroline O’Connor are set to star in the Broadway musical, reprising roles they played in this spring’s sold-out pre-Broadway tryout at Connecticut’s Hartford Stage.
Anastasia tells the story of a brave young woman named Anastasia — who travels from the dawn of the Russian Empire to 1920s Paris, seeking to discover her past.
Tony winner Darko Tresnjak is set to direct, with Peggy Hickey working on choreography — Stage Entertainment USA, Bill Taylor and Tom Kirdahy Productions are set to produce.