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Anastasia Stage Door

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Anastasia Stage Door#1
Posted: 5/21/17 at 10:07pm

Good evening!

Any accounts on the Anastasia stage door? Is it more crowded than the average non-Hamilton sd? Thanks in advance for any input.

(I apologize profusely if I these are too many questions about stage doors!)

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Anastasia Stage Door#2
Posted: 5/21/17 at 10:11pm

We had no problem getting a photo and autograph with the cast. They were all very sweet and took their time meeting us

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Anastasia Stage Door#3
Posted: 5/21/17 at 10:15pm

The Anastasia stage door is one of the most pleasant experiences, at least for me. The cast members are very gracious, and pleased to sign and take pics.

The best part of this stage door, though, is Christy Altomare. She takes her time with everyone, and makes sure everyone gets special attention. And she hugs practically everyone at the stage door. Towards the end of her signing, she will typically stay in one place, and security will have people line up, kinda like meeting characters at Disney. I don't think I've ever encountered a kinder Broadway performer.

Just such a positive experience.

Updated On: 5/21/17 at 10:15 PM
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Posted: 5/22/17 at 3:50pm

Seconding that Anastasia is seriously the nicest stage door experience, with the exception of the crowd of about a dozen high-school aged girls who were right behind me and SHRIEKED right into my ear when Derek came out, so loudly that I flinched (visibly, I guess, because he laughed about it with me). Everyone came out pretty promptly on the night that I was there, except John Bolton who had quite a lot of visitors. Spots along the barricade get taken pretty quickly, but the cast and other fans are really nice about passing stuff forward to get signed. And like the previous poster said, Christy is a sweetheart. Derek too, although people are clamoring for his attention much more loudly so he tends to get interrupted whenever he starts a conversation. Mary Beth is also extremely gracious.

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Anastasia Stage Door#5
Posted: 9/15/17 at 11:04am

Any reports for matinees? Does the whole cast come out?

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Posted: 9/15/17 at 11:10am

When I went for a matinee performance, not everyone came out. I believe Nicole (child Anastasia), Christy, Derek, and some ensemble members came out that day.

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Anastasia Stage Door#7
Posted: 9/15/17 at 11:15am

I saw this back in previews and it definitely ranks as one of my best stage door experiences (even if the show itself didn't).

Everyone is so sweet and friendly. I geeked out over Caroline O'Connor (I LIVE for Moulin Rouge) and Mary Beth Peil, but Christy Altomare is just so humble and sweet and I just want to put her in my pocket and take her home. I complimented her performance (one of the strongest aspects of the night) and she almost broke into tears.

I would gladly see Anastasia again just so I could go to the stage door. And I echo all those who say it's a very controlled experience, especially given the demographic. MANY OTHER SHOWS can take a cue to how they run things at the Broadhurst

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Anastasia Stage Door#8
Posted: 9/15/17 at 9:41pm

Anastasia has a great stage door, everyone is so friendly and kind. However, when I went to see the show, there was a lot of pushing and screaming (which is totally understandable, I'll admit I did it too); and an incident involving a woman in front of me that was disgusting (it wasn't related to the show though, so it didn't tarnish my experience). Everyone did sign my playbill and windowcard, and I even managed to get a picture with Christy. If you go see the show, you just have to stage door. It's such a positive experience for everyone involved.

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Anastasia Stage Door#9
Posted: 9/15/17 at 10:05pm

What was incredible was that they remembered from Harvard and they were OH MY GOD HI OH MY GOD! John gave me a hug and Christy literally bursted into tears and that made me sob. 

I also stopped by the stage door after Great Comet and Christy again started crying and she said I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!! What a ray of sunshine!

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Anastasia Stage Door#10
Posted: 9/15/17 at 10:46pm

I saw the show twice in previews and opening night and it was such a good stage door experience. Everyone was nice and friendly and came out to sign and chat. The cast is lovely

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Anastasia Stage Door#11
Posted: 9/17/17 at 6:34pm

quizking101 said: "Christy Altomare is just so humble and sweet and I just want to put her in my pocket and take her home. "

I know, right?! Me too. I was already taken by her beautiful, endearing performance, and she already made me a fan during the show. She is incredibly adorable and genuinely sweet at stage door. The most precious! I'm definitely keeping an eye out for anything else she might be up to!

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Anastasia Stage Door#12
Posted: 9/27/17 at 9:51pm

I live Christy I worked with her this past may she is great.

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Anastasia Stage Door#13
Posted: 9/10/18 at 9:54pm

It seems like the only ones stage dooring at this point in the run are Christy Altomare, Zach Adkins, Max Von Essen, Delilah Rose Pillow, and Lyrica Woodruff.

Did John Bolton, Mary Beth Piel and Vikki Lewis just stop stagedooring?

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Anastasia Stage Door#14
Posted: 9/10/18 at 9:56pm

John came out when I was there a few weeks ago

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Anastasia Stage Door#15
Posted: 9/10/18 at 10:00pm

BroadwayRox3588 said: "John came out when I was there a few weeks ago"

Oh, that's good because on Instagram people post pictures of there signed playbills and I've seen those names consistently.

forgot about Wes Hart he usually stage doors too.

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Anastasia Stage Door#16
Posted: 9/10/18 at 10:12pm

I could be wrong, but I think most people outside the super-fans don't even ask the ensemble performers to sign, which might be why the playbills posted online only have a few signatures. I'm fairly sure that a few of the ensemble men (James A. Pierce, Bruce Landry, and Kyle Brown) go down the stagedoor line on a regular basis, but I could be wrong.

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Posted: 9/10/18 at 10:15pm

bwayrose7 said: "I could be wrong, but I think most people outside the super-fans don't even ask the ensemble performers to sign, which might be why the playbills posted online only have a few signatures. I'm fairly sure that a few of the ensemble men (James A. Pierce, Bruce Landry, and Kyle Brown) go down the stagedoor line on a regular basis, but I could be wrong."

James does it sometimes, but it's a hit-or-miss basis.

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Posted: 9/10/18 at 10:34pm

bwayrose7 said: "I could be wrong, but I think most people outside the super-fans don't even ask the ensemble performers to sign, which might be why the playbills posted online only have a few signatures. I'm fairly sure that a few of the ensemble men (James A. Pierce, Bruce Landry, and Kyle Brown) go down the stagedoor line on a regular basis, but I could be wrong."

I would love to meet Bruce Landry he's one of the more well-known ensemble members the most well known would have to be Lyrica Woodruff because of Christy's Daily Lives.

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Posted: 9/10/18 at 10:40pm

James Kerrigan2 said: "I would love to meet Bruce Landry he's one of the more well-known ensemble members the most well known would have to be Lyrica Woodruff because of Christy's Daily Lives."

Lyrica is such a sweetheart. I've been lucky enough to get to know her because of this show, and she's every bit as kind as Christy.

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Posted: 9/10/18 at 11:17pm

BroadwayRox3588 said: "James Kerrigan2 said: "I would love to meet Bruce Landry he's one of the more well-known ensemble members the most well known would have to be Lyrica Woodruff because of Christy's Daily Lives."

Lyrica is such a sweetheart. I've been lucky enough to get to know her because of this show, and she's every bit as kind as Christy.
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And there best friends too I Love Lyrica shes one of the best Ensemble members on Broadway. 

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Posted: 10/22/18 at 12:06pm

this is so true!! lyrica was the only ensemble member to come out both times i saw the show. she's so sweet and bubbly like christy. zach isn't as much upfront, but if you engage in a conversation with him rather than straight up asking for a picture he's really sweet.

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Anastasia Stage Door#22
Posted: 11/21/18 at 1:26pm

Sorry to bring out this thread again but does anyone know who stage doors for Matinees? I know Christy but does Zach and Max stage door? They are my absolute favs! I've stagedoored before but I was too scared to say anything haha

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Posted: 11/21/18 at 1:59pm

Mayar2132 said: "Sorry to bring out this thread again but does anyone know who stage doors for Matinees? I know Christy but does Zach and Max stage door? They are my absolute favs! I've stagedoored before but I was too scared to say anything haha"

I wish I had more recent data for you, but I went to a Wednesday matinee in June and they both came out.

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Anastasia Stage Door#24
Posted: 11/21/18 at 2:55pm

Mayar2132 said: "Sorry to bring out this thread again but does anyone know who stage doors for Matinees? I know Christy but does Zach and Max stage door? They are my absolute favs! I've stagedoored before but I was too scared to say anything haha"

No idea about Max, but I remember Zach posting a while back that he usually goes home to let his dog out between shows and doesn't always have time to do the stage door line. That being said, since it's his last week he might come out more often?

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Anastasia Stage Door#25
Posted: 11/21/18 at 3:27pm

I would have loved to have seen Max Von Essen at the Anastasia stage door, but he leaves the show on Dec. 16th.  

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