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re: Is Anastasia coming on Broadway?

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moulinrougehk
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Is Anastasia coming on Broadway?
Posted: 11/21/06 at 11:01pm
I heard a rumour about it. Is it true?
Somebody sit in my chair, and ruin my sleep, and make me aware of being alive!
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CapnHook
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re: Is Anastasia coming on Broadway?
Posted: 11/22/06 at 01:07am
It opens tomorrow. Where have you been?
"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
--Aristotle
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CapnHook
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re: Is Anastasia coming on Broadway?
Posted: 11/22/06 at 01:14am
Harsh on my part, apologies. Hilarious but harsh. I've been awake for two days. Anyway...

Anastasia on Broadway has been discussed to DEATH on here. There are no announced plans.
"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
--Aristotle
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Effie Im TIRED
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re: Is Anastasia coming on Broadway?
Posted: 11/22/06 at 03:21am
It would be gross if she "came" on Broadway.
Wrong, sir. Wrong! Under section 37B of the contract signed by him, it states quite clearly that all offers shall become null and void if - and you can read it for yourself in this photostatic copy - "I, the undersigned, shall forfeit all rights, privileges, and licenses herein and herein contained," et cetera, et cetera..."Fax mentis incendium gloria cultum," et cetera, et cetera..."Memo bis punitor delicatum"! It's all there, black and white, clear as crystal! You stole fizzy lifting drinks. You bumped into the ceiling which now has to be washed and sterilized, so you get nothing! You lose! Good day sir!
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Michael Bennett
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re: Is Anastasia coming on Broadway?
Posted: 11/22/06 at 04:28am
Won't ever happen.
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AnythingCanHappen
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joined:11/5/06
re: Is Anastasia coming on Broadway?
Posted: 11/22/06 at 04:44am
thank you for doing it Effie. Someone had to.
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TWSFan4Ever
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re: Is Anastasia coming on Broadway?
Posted: 11/22/06 at 05:00pm
eh...i can't really see it working.
taylor_kras
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joined:11/15/06
re: Is Anastasia coming on Broadway?
Posted: 11/22/06 at 06:14pm
Sadly, no plans yet. an amature production may be getting statred in Chicago. If they do take it to Broadway I think Sutton should take the role. (For those who think Lea Salonga would be good, yes, but she didn't do the voice in the movie, it was Liz Calaway)
Trekkie2
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joined:3/7/06
re: Is Anastasia coming on Broadway?
Posted: 11/22/06 at 08:48pm
They did an "On Ice" version a while back, isn't that enough?
"I think of avant-garde as downtown shows where you rub waffles and chocolate on yourself."- Hunter Bell
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TWSFan4Ever
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joined:10/26/06
re: Is Anastasia coming on Broadway?
Posted: 11/22/06 at 09:14pm
how did it work on ice?
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Lizzya9
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joined:10/14/06
re: Is Anastasia coming on Broadway?
Posted: 11/22/06 at 09:25pm
I REALLY hope so! I love the movie and "Paris Holds The Key" would be amazing! I say Sutton Foster as Anya = )
NathanLaneStalker
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re: Is Anastasia coming on Broadway?
Posted: 11/22/06 at 11:38pm
I hated the movie.
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rockfenris2005
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joined:4/10/04
re: Is Anastasia coming on Broadway?
Posted: 11/23/06 at 12:52am

Hopefully not. Just like Disney's "Pocahontas", it's a travesty of a re-write of history

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show2n2
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joined:12/22/04
re: Is Anastasia coming on Broadway?
Posted: 11/23/06 at 07:06am
OMg. Go to sleep CapnHook.

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Trekkie2
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re: Is Anastasia coming on Broadway?
Posted: 11/23/06 at 07:13am
TWSFan, Bartok(sp?) was a big rodent costume, and there was a lot of skaters just sitting in rotating chairs and benches as the soundtrack was played.
"I think of avant-garde as downtown shows where you rub waffles and chocolate on yourself."- Hunter Bell
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South Fl Marc
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re: Is Anastasia coming on Broadway?
Posted: 11/23/06 at 10:46am
I take it when you ask if "Anastasia" is coming to Broadway you don't mean the incredible film with Ingrid Bergman and Helen Hayes, but the stupid , insipid anamated one. Oh, yes, by all means lets have ANOTHER recreation of a cartoon on Broadway to really show us that Broadway is a place for anything but good thought provoking theatre.
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Updated On: 11/23/06 at 10:46 AM
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moulinrougehk
Leading Actor
joined:10/22/06
re: Is Anastasia coming on Broadway?
Posted: 11/23/06 at 11:26am
Actually it's one of my favourite movie, but yes, I have to admitt that it's quite lame. Thanks for the information anyway.
Somebody sit in my chair, and ruin my sleep, and make me aware of being alive!
Trekkie2
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joined:3/7/06
re: Is Anastasia coming on Broadway?
Posted: 11/23/06 at 11:48am
"Oh, yes, by all means lets have ANOTHER recreation of a cartoon on Broadway to really show us that Broadway is a place for anything but good thought provoking theatre." As I watch Hanna Montana lip- Sync at the parade in NYC, I must say STOP THE MADDNESS!
"I think of avant-garde as downtown shows where you rub waffles and chocolate on yourself."- Hunter Bell
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Julian2
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re: Is Anastasia coming on Broadway?
Posted: 11/23/06 at 12:28pm
There has already been an original musical about Anastasia called the Anastasia Affaire, written by Robert Wright (lyrics), Sergei Rachmaninoff (music), Guy Bolton, and Jerome Chodorov (book). So before we go off making movies into overly commercial stage shows, lets see if that ones any good and let Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens write new shows.
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Junior
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re: Is Anastasia coming on Broadway?
Posted: 11/23/06 at 02:58pm
gimme 10-15 years to rewrite the whole thing, keep the few good aspects from the movie, write new music, make it slightly more historically accurate ( not too accurate though. Otherwise there would be no heroine) and the answer will be YES!