Original Cast Members to Reprise Roles in ANASTASIA on Broadway this April
Producers Stage Entertainment USA, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky) and Tom Kirdahy Productions (It's Only A Play, The Visit) announce today the new musical, Anastasia, will open on Broadway on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). The company will be led by Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton and Caroline O'Connor in the roles they originated at Hartford Stage. Additional casting will be announced soon.
"After finishing a record breaking run in Hartford, we look forward to bringing the magic of Anastasia to Broadway audiences next spring," said producers Bill Taylor & Tom Kirdahy. "In Hartford, we saw people ages 8-100 travel from all over the world to enjoy Anastasia's enduring story. We are thrilled to have Christy, Derek, John and Caroline leading our company again for the Broadway premiere."
The musical recently completed a sold-out, record breaking world premiere engagement at Hartford Stage in CT.
The new musical reunites the Tony Award-winning writers of the Broadway classic Ragtime: book writer Terrence McNally, composer Stephen Flaherty, and lyricist Lynn Ahrens. Anastasia features direction by Darko Tresnjak, Tony Award-winner for Best Direction of a Musical for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder and choreography by Peggy Hickey.
The creative team also includes Alexander Dodge (Set Design), Linda Cho (Costume Design), Donald Holder (Lighting Design), Peter Hylenski (Sound Design), Aaron Rhyne (Projection Design), Charles LaPointe (Hair/Wig Design), Thomas Murray (Music Supervision & Direction), Doug Besterman (Orchestrations), casting by Telsey + Company/Craig Burns, CSA.
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.
ANASTASIA features beloved songs from the 1997 film, including Ahrens and Flaherty's Oscar-nominated "Journey to the Past," as well as an entirely new score from the Tony Award-winning team.
TICKETS: Tickets will go on sale in Fall 2016. For group tickets and more information visit www.anastasiabroadway.com
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus