Based on the 1997 film of the same name, the musical tells the story of the legend of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, which claims that she in fact escaped the execution of her family.

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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.

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Génèse du musical

A reading was held in 2012, featuring Kelli Barret as Anya (Anastasia), Patrick Page as Vladimir, Angela Lansbury as the Empress Maria and Aaron Tveit as Dimitri. A workshop was held on June 12, 2015 in New York City workshop, and included Elena Shaddow as Anna, Ramin Karimloo as Gleb Vaganov, a new role, and Douglas Sills as Vlad.

The original stage production of Anastasia premiered at Hartford Stage in Hartford, Connecticut on May 13, 2016 (previews), with direction by Darko Tresnjak and choreography by Peggy Hickey, and starring Christy Altomare and Derek Klena as Anya and Dmitry, respectively.

The musical will begin its Broadway run on March 23, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre and open officially on April 24, 2017, featuring the original Hartford principal cast.

Director Tresnjak explained: "We’ve kept, I think, six songs from the movie, but there are 16 new numbers. We’ve kept the best parts of the animated movie, but it really is a new musical." The musical also adds characters not in the film. Additionally, Act 1 is set in Russia and Act 2 in Paris, “which was everything modern Soviet Russia was not: free, expressive, creative, no barriers,” according to McNally.



Liste des chansons

Act I
Saint Petersburg, 1907, 1917, and 1927
"Prologue: Once Upon a December" - Dowager Empress and Anastasia, Age 6
"Dance of the Romanovs" - Company
"A Rumor in St. Petersburg" - Dimitry, Vlad and Company
"In My Dreams" - Anya
"The Rumors Never End" - Ensemble
"A Simple Thing" - Gleb and Ensemble
"Learn to Do It" - Vlad, Anya and Dimitry
"Anya" - Gleb
"The Neva Flows" - Male Ensemble
"My Petersburg" - Dimitry and Anya
"Once Upon a December" - Anya and Ensemble
"In My Dreams (reprise)" - Anya
"Stay, I Pray You" - Count Ipolitov, Anya, Dimitry, Vlad, and Ensemble
"We’ll Go From There" - Vlad, Anya, Dimitry and Ensemble
"Traveling Sequence" - Gleb, Gorlinsky, Anya, Dimitry and Vlad
"Journey to the Past" - Anya

Act II
Paris, 1927
"Paris Holds the Key (To Your Heart)" - Vlad, Dimitry, Anya and Ensemble
"Crossing a Bridge" - Anya
"Close the Door" - Dowager Empress
"Land of Yesterday" - Lily, Gleb and Ensemble
"The Countess and the Common Man" - Vlad and Lily
"A Nightmare" - Romanov Children, Tsar and Tsarina
"In a Crowd of Thousands" - Dimitry and Anya
"I Never Should Have Let Them Dance" - Vlad
"Quartet at the Ballet" - Anya, Dimitry, Dowager Empress and Gleb
"Everything to Win" - Dimitry
"Once Upon a December (reprise)" - Anya and Dowager Empress
"The Press Conference" - Lily, Vlad and Male Ensemble
"Everything to Win (reprise) " - Anya
"A Simple Thing (reprise)" - Gleb and Ensemble
"In A Crowd of Thousands (reprise)" - Anya and Dimitry
"Finale" - Anya, Dimitry and Company

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