ANASTASIA Sets March 31st Closing Date

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ANASTASIA Sets March 31st Closing Date#1
Posted: 2/5/19 at 6:32pm

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/ANASTASIA-To-Play-Final-Broadway-Performance-March-31-20190205

It's only Tuesday and we already have two announcements this week. Sending my luck to all those other shows out there as we get through the winter-downtime this year.

I know many people have a vendetta against the show, but for what it's worth, I really enjoyed a majority of the score and I think having Christy Altomare cast as Anya was just about the perfect casting decision they could've gone with. Happy trails to cast & crew.

Updated On: 2/5/19 at 06:32 PM
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ANASTASIA Sets March 31st Closing Date#2
Posted: 2/5/19 at 6:36pm

Not surprising, given their grosses, but very sad. I know Anastasia was never a popular show on these boards but I thought it was wonderful, and I enjoyed it very much. Two years is nothing to sniff at, though, especially given how crowded the 2017 season was when it opened.

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ANASTASIA Sets March 31st Closing Date#3
Posted: 2/5/19 at 6:38pm
Well thatís unexpected since they just announced whatshisface through April. The show had a very respectable run, though.
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ANASTASIA Sets March 31st Closing Date#4
Posted: 2/5/19 at 6:42pm
Iím so, so sad. Christy and the entire cast are amazing people. I really enjoyed the show when I saw it. She loves the show so much ANASTASIA Sets March 31st Closing Date
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ANASTASIA Sets March 31st Closing Date#5
Posted: 2/5/19 at 6:43pm

ANASTASIA Sets March 31st Closing Date

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ANASTASIA Sets March 31st Closing Date#6
Posted: 2/5/19 at 6:48pm

I hope Christy finds a much better show to show off her talent.

Did it recoup?

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ANASTASIA Sets March 31st Closing Date#7
Posted: 2/5/19 at 6:50pm
There goes my dream for Chris Mann as Gleb(Which got me thinking when he posted about having a meeting with Telsey in May then hinted at return to stage in a interview in Nov )....

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ANASTASIA Sets March 31st Closing Date#8
Posted: 2/5/19 at 6:57pm

It never announced recoupment, but a Forbes article from August said it "will have recouped its $12.5 million investment by the time the tour launches [October 9], according to a production source."

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ANASTASIA Sets March 31st Closing Date#9
Posted: 2/5/19 at 7:00pm
Guess it was Twitter stans or it is getting forced out for Love Never Dies as rumored and Christy will go to Frozen (Even though I think Patti extended ?)



Or that Audra McDonald play
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ANASTASIA Sets March 31st Closing Date#10
Posted: 2/5/19 at 7:00pm
Iím curious why three shows are closing so late in the season. They shouldíve just closed in January so another show could take its place right away. Instead the broadhurst and Barrymore will most likely sit idle until fall. Just seems selfish to me.
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ANASTASIA Sets March 31st Closing Date#11
Posted: 2/5/19 at 7:08pm

Call_me_jorge said: "I’m curious why three shows are closing so late in the season. They should’ve just closed in January so another show could take its place right away. Instead the broadhurst and Barrymore will most likely sit idle until fall. Just seems selfish to me."

I'm assuming that FRANKIE AND JOHNNY will take the Broadhurst in May.

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ANASTASIA Sets March 31st Closing Date#12
Posted: 2/5/19 at 7:09pm

I feel like closing announcements come in threes... who's next?

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Posted: 2/5/19 at 7:09pm
I know it doesn't seem possible. But tootsie I'm begging you, switch theaters
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ANASTASIA Sets March 31st Closing Date#14
Posted: 2/5/19 at 7:10pm

Call_me_jorge said: "I’m curious why three shows are closing so late in the season. They should’ve just closed in January so another show could take its place right away. Instead the broadhurst and Barrymore will most likely sit idle until fall. Just seems selfish to me."

 

I had the same reaction when Kinky Boots announced closing, but then that turned out to be timed with the opening of Moulin Rouge. Maybe the same thing will happen here. It feels like summer openings might be coming back into style! 

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ANASTASIA Sets March 31st Closing Date#15
Posted: 2/5/19 at 7:13pm

MannPhan24601 said: "Guess it was Twitter stans or it is getting forced out for Love Never Dies as rumored and Christy will go to Frozen (Even though I think Patti extended ?)


I have not heard anything about LND going to Broadway. Interesting thought though, I actually really enjoyed the tour that closed a month or two ago.

 

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ANASTASIA Sets March 31st Closing Date#16
Posted: 2/5/19 at 7:14pm

Whoa! It's trending on Twitter!!!

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Posted: 2/5/19 at 7:15pm

Such an amazing show good i booked tickets to see it one last time. wonder if it will go to the West End.

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ANASTASIA Sets March 31st Closing Date#18
Posted: 2/5/19 at 7:36pm

disneybroadwayfan22 said: "Whoa! It's trending on Twitter!!!"

Just was about to post that!  Currently trending at #5 in the US

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ANASTASIA Sets March 31st Closing Date#19
Posted: 2/5/19 at 7:46pm
I am stunned and saddened by this. I love this show and thought it would last at least through the Summer.
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ANASTASIA Sets March 31st Closing Date#20
Posted: 2/5/19 at 8:08pm
Do you need some smelling salts?
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ANASTASIA Sets March 31st Closing Date#21
Posted: 2/5/19 at 8:11pm
Genuinely canít remember a time I was more bored in a theater than when I saw this. Sad for the cast and crew, but 2 years is a phenomenal run and Iím sure this show will make endless amount of money in all types of productions.
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ANASTASIA Sets March 31st Closing Date#22
Posted: 2/5/19 at 8:18pm

MannPhan24601 said: "Guess it was Twitter stans or it is getting forced out for Love Never Dies as rumored and Christy will go to Frozen (Even though I think Patti extended ?)

OK, but like, Christy in Frozen? That's an amazing idea.

I think this was far from the best adaptation of the movie that we could have gotten. The book had lots of issues as well as pointless changes from the movie script (that I still think were motivated by that whole lawsuit rather than smart creative decisions). But the performers were fantastic and it was full of enjoyable moments. Also, the costuming was gorgeous. I'm glad it ran for as long as it did. 

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ANASTASIA Sets March 31st Closing Date#23
Posted: 2/5/19 at 8:22pm

I can kind of understand shows closing around Easter weekend, but all of these shows closing during the middle of a peak spring break period is so bizarre.



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ANASTASIA Sets March 31st Closing Date#24
Posted: 2/5/19 at 8:24pm

natashalost said: "I feel like closing announcements come in threes... who's next?"

Beautiful? Summer is always their worst time of year so maybe they’ll want to close up shop before then.

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ANASTASIA Sets March 31st Closing Date#25
Posted: 2/5/19 at 10:13pm

I thought it was a decent show and it had a great run, breaking out early in a crowded season. It will surely be a huge hit in the regional/amateur/high school arena when licensing is available.