Exclusive Photos: ANASTASIA on Tour Celebrates Opening Night

The National Tour of Anastasia had its official opening night in Schenectady, New York earlier this month and BroadwayWorld has an exclusive look inside their opening night cast party!

The production stars Lila Coogan as Anya, Stephen Brower as Dmitry, Jason Michael Evans as Gleb, Joy Franz as Dowager Empress, Tari Kelly as Countess Lily, Edward Staudenmayer as Vlad and Victoria Amelia Bingham as Little Anastasia. The ensemble includes Brianna Abruzzo, Ronnie S. Bowman Jr., Alison Ewing, Peter Garza, Jeremiah Ginn, Brett-Marco Glauser, Lucy Horton, Mary Illes, Fred Inkley, Kourtney Keitt, Beth Stafford Laird, Mark Mackillop, Kenneth Michael Murray, Taylor Quick, Claire Rathbun, Michael McCorry Rose, Matt Rosell, Sareen Tchekmedyian, and Addison Mackynzie Valentino.

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.

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), Lawrence Goldberg (Music Direction), Doug Besterman (Orchestrations), David Chase (Dance Arranger), casting by Telsey + Company/Craig Burns, CSA.

ANASTASIA, currently celebrating an open-ended run on Broadway, began performances 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.

ANASTASIA on Broadway is produced by Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit), Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening), Dan Hinde, 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.

Exclusive Photos: ANASTASIA on Tour Celebrates Opening Night
ANASTASIA Tour Launch Party featuring Victoria Bingham (Little Anastasia) and Joy Franz (Dowager Empress)

Exclusive Photos: ANASTASIA on Tour Celebrates Opening Night
ANASTASIA Tour Launch Party featuring Addison Mackynzie Valentino (u/s Little Anastasia) and Victoria Bingham (Little Anastasia)

Exclusive Photos: ANASTASIA on Tour Celebrates Opening Night
ANASTASIA Tour Launch Party featuring Joy Franz (Dowager Empress), Bill Burns (Associate Choreographer), Sarah Hartmann (Associate Director), Edward Staudenmayer (Vlad), Tari Kelly (Countess Lily), Stephen Brower (Dmitry), Addison Mackynzie Valentino (u/s Little Anastasia) and Victoria Bingham (Little Anastasia)

Exclusive Photos: ANASTASIA on Tour Celebrates Opening Night
ANASTASIA Tour Launch Party featuring Bill Burns (Associate Choreographer), Joy Franz (Dowager Empress), Sarah Hartmann (Associate Director), Lila Coogan (Anya), Stephen Brower (Dmitry), Tari Kelly (Countess Lily), Edward Staudenmayer (Vlad), Addison Mackynzie Valentino (u/s Little Anastasia) and Victoria Bingham (Little Anastasia)

Exclusive Photos: ANASTASIA on Tour Celebrates Opening Night
ANASTASIA Tour Launch Party featuring Victoria Bingham (Little Anastasia), Lila Coogan (Anya) and Addison Mackynzie Valentino (u/s Little Anastasia)

Exclusive Photos: ANASTASIA on Tour Celebrates Opening Night
ANASTASIA Tour Launch Party featuring Lila Coogan (Anya) and Stephen Brower (Dmitry)

Exclusive Photos: ANASTASIA on Tour Celebrates Opening Night
ANASTASIA Tour Launch Party featuring Joy Franz (Dowager Empress) and Lila Coogan (Anya)

Exclusive Photos: ANASTASIA on Tour Celebrates Opening Night
ANASTASIA Tour Launch Party featuring Jason Michael Evans (Gleb), Michael McCorry Rose (Ensemble), Matt Rosell (Ensemble), Jeremiah Ginn (Swing), Edward Staudenmayer (Vlad), Kenneth Michael Murray (Swing), Lila Coogan (Anya), Fred Inkley (Ensemble), Peter Garza (Ensemble), Stephen Brower (Dmitry), Brett-Marco Glauser (Ensemble), Ronnie S. Bowman, Jr. (Ensemble) and Mark Mackillop (Ensemble)

Exclusive Photos: ANASTASIA on Tour Celebrates Opening Night
ANASTASIA Tour Launch Party featuring Claire Rathbun (Ensemble), Sareen Tchekmedyian (Swing), Lucy Horton (Ensemble), Alison Ewing (Ensemble), Joy Franz (Dowager Empress), Taylor Quick (Ensemble), Tari Kelly (Countess Lily), Kourtney Keitt (Ensemble), Mary Illes (Ensemble), Brianna Abruzzo (Ensemble), Beth Stafford Laird (Swing), Victoria Bingham (Little Anastasia), Addison Mackynzie Valentino (u/s Little Anastasia) and Lila Coogan (Anya)

Exclusive Photos: ANASTASIA on Tour Celebrates Opening Night
ANASTASIA Tour Launch Party featuring Lila Coogan (Anya)

Exclusive Photos: ANASTASIA on Tour Celebrates Opening Night
ANASTASIA Tour Launch Party featuring Taylor Quick (Ensemble), Brianna Abruzzo (Ensemble), Lila Coogan (Anya), Kourtney Keitt (Ensemble) and Claire Rathbun (Ensemble)

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