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Ramin Karimloo to Return to Broadway as 'Gleb' in ANASTASIA

The producers of the new musical Anastasia, opening on Broadway on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street), have just announced that Tony Award nominee Ramin Karimloo will star as Gleb.

Ramin returns to Broadway following his breakout, acclaimed performance as Jean Valjean in LES MISERABLES.

He joins previously announced costars Christy Altomare as Anya, Derek Klena as Dmitry, John Bolton as Vlad Popov and Caroline O'Connor as Countess Lily Malevsky-Malevitch. Full casting will be announced at a later date.

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.

The musical recently completed a sold-out, record breaking world premiere engagement at Hartford Stage in CT.

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.

Ramin Karimloo (Gleb) can currently be seen on the West End as one of the leads in Murder Ballad. Earlier this year, Ramin played Che in Evita (Vancouver Opera) and Archibald Craven in The Secret Garden at Lincoln Center. In December 2015, Ramin played the lead in the World Premiere of Prince of Broadway at the Tokyo Theatre Orb and the Umeda Arts Theater in Osaka. He also recently finished his run starring to great acclaim as Jean Valjean in the Broadway production of LES MISERABLES (Tony nomination), a role he also played in London's West End (Theatregoers' Choice Award). In London, he also performed as The Phantom in the West End production of The Phantom of the Opera. He was personally selected by Andrew Lloyd Webber to play The Phantom in the London world premiere of the show's sequel, Love Never Dies, for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award as Best Actor in a Musical. His screen work includes "Blue Bloods" (CBS), "The Spa" (Sky) and "Life's Too Short" (BBC). He has toured extensively performing his own special genre of music, Broadgrass. Ramin is Iranian-born and was raised in Canada.


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