Broadway's ANASTASIA To Journey Through North America On Tour This Fall!
Celebrating Anastasia's first anniversary on Broadway, producers today announce the official North American tour will begin performances in Schenectady (Proctors Theatre) this October before visiting over 30 cities in its first year including Dallas, Denver, Philadelphia, San Francisco, with additional cities to be announced this spring. For more information, please visit www.anastasiabroadway.com.
"From the moment we began Anastasia's journey on Broadway, our audiences have been packed with enthusiastic fans from around the U.S. and the world," says producer Bill Taylor. "And now feels like the perfect time to share the joy of Anastasia with even more audiences on tour across North America."
Producer Tom Kirdahy says "Our award-winning creative team of Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Terrence McNally have created a musical that delights, charms and moves our fans beyond compare. How exciting that Home, Love, Family is hitting the road to some of the best theaters in the country!"
Below is a list of announced tour stops for Anastasia, with additional cities to follow.
Schenectady, NY Proctors Theatre October 9 - October 14, 2018
Greenville, SC Peace Center October 23 - October 28, 2018
Providence, RI Providence PAC November 27 - December 2, 2018
Baltimore, MD Hippodrome Theatre December 4 - December 9, 2018
Appleton, WI Fox Cities PAC January 8 - January 13, 2019
San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre February 5 - February 10, 2019
Austin, TX Bass Hall February 12 - February 17, 2019
Dallas, TX Music Hall February 19 - March 3, 2019
Houston, TX Hobby Center March 5 - March 10, 2019
Kansas City, MO Music Hall March 12 - March 17, 2019
Philadelphia, PA Academy of Music April 9 - April 14, 2019
Durham, NC Durham PAC April 16 - April 21, 2019
Fort Lauderdale, FL Broward Center April 23 - May 5, 2019
Tampa, FL Straz Center May 7 - May 12, 2019
Orlando, FL Dr. Phillips Center May 14 - May 19, 2019
Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre June 4 - June 9, 2019
Grand Rapids, MI Devos Hall June 25 - June 30, 2019
Milwaukee, WI Marcus Center July 23 - July 28, 2019
Denver, CO Buell Theatre August 6 - August 18, 2019
San Francisco, CA Golden Gate Theatre September 3 - 29, 2019
From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime and inspired by the beloved films, Anastasia is the new Broadway musical that's "one of the most gorgeous shows in years!" (New York Observer). This dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.
ANASTASIA features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, a lush, new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics), and direction by Tony Award®-winning director Darko Tresnjak.
ANASTASIA began performances Broadway on March 23, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) with critics exclaiming "Ahrens and Flaherty have chosen the right moments to musicalize, and their score here sounds complete and full - one of the season's strongest! (NBC)" and "Smartly adapted by Terrence McNally, Anastasia is a sweeping adventure, romance and historical epic whose fine craftsmanship will satisfy musical-theater fans (Time Out)". The new musical has played to sold out crowds on Broadway since officially opening in April 2017, in addition to garnering multiple Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards and nominations.
The original Broadway cast recording is available at BroadwayRecords.com, Amazon.com and iTunes. The 75-minute album includes the Academy Award nominated favorite "Journey to the Past" alongside new numbers from the show such as Christy Altomare's haunting "In My Dreams," Ramin Karimloo's passionate "Still" and Derek Klena's heart-racing "My Petersburg."
The creative team includes Peggy Hickey (Choreography), Alexander Dodge (Set Design), Linda Cho (Costume Design), Donald Holder (Lighting Design), Peter Hylenski (Sound Design), Aaron Rhyne (Projection Design), Charles G. LaPointe (Hair/Wig Design), Joe Dulude II (Makeup Design), Tom Murray (Music Supervision & Direction), Doug Besterman (Orchestrations), David Chase (Dance Arranger), casting by Telsey + Company/Craig Burns, CSA. The stage production was originally commissioned by Dmitry Bogachev. Eric Cornell (Rocky, Small Mouth Sounds) serves as Executive Producer.
ANASTASIA on Broadway is produced by Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening), 50 Church Street Productions, The Shubert Organization, Elizabeth Dewberry & Ali Ahmet Kocabiyik, Carl Daikeler, Van Dean/Stephanie Rosenberg, Warner/Chappell Music, 42nd.Club/Phil Kenny, Judith Ann Abrams Productions, Broadway Asia/Umeda Arts Theater, Mark Lee & Ed Filipowski, Harriet Newman Leve, Peter May, David Mirvish, Sandi Moran, Seoul Broadcasting System, Sara Beth Zivitz, Michael Stotts, LD Entertainment/SallyCade Holmes, Jay Alix & Una Jackman/BlumeGreenspan, Carolyn and Marc Seriff/Bruno Wang, and Silva Theatrical Group/Adam Zell in association with Hartford Stage.