Featured Reviews For Anastasia


Anastasia - Entertainment Weekly
Released in 1997, Anastasia was a dazzling 94-minute animated movie musical. Twenty years later, it's a fidget-inducing, two-and-a-half-hour Broadway musical, with a production not nearly animated enough to warrant that running time.

‘Anastasia’ review - Broadway News
It could be observed in terms of the physical production that nothing succeeds like excess. The drop dead gorgeous costumes are by Linda Cho. It is a good thing that the Russian court ensemble featured in the opening of the musical are brought back multiple times in ghostly re-enactments because we needed more than one look at them. This excellent ensemble variously deployed as members of the Ballet Russe, White Russian society and revolutionary thugs execute choreography by Peggy Hickey that is always mood and period appropriate. Alexander Dodge's set creates a multi-purpose gracious framing for extensive projections by Aaron Rhyne. But here once again neither a subtle nor consistent aesthetic applies. Some of the visuals are alluringly abstract while others are hyper realistic. Acres of saturated red backdrop places us in the revolution, in case we had any doubt. Snow falls and stars twinkle and flowers bloom in the eventual spring so copiously it is as though we have detoured to Oz. In aural complement, it often feels as though the show is scored like a film, such as when a chorus helpfully underpins a tense moment with a drawn gun.


 

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by Nicole Rosky - April 8, 2018
The Broadway smash hit Anastasia officially opened last spring at the Broadhurst Theatre. Since then, ensemble member and Dmitry understudy Zach Adkins has been waiting to take his turn in the spotlight. Now he's getting his chance.
by BWW News Desk - April 3, 2018
As BroadwayWorld reported last year, the heir of French playwright Marcelle Maurette sued playwright Terrence McNally and the producers of the Broadway hit Anastasia for plagiarizing material from the 1952 play. Jean-Etienne de Becdelievre claimed that 20th Century Fox licensed the play for its 1956 and 1997 films, but not for stage productions.
by Alexa Criscitiello - March 29, 2018
Drop everything you're doing and watch this adorable video of a tiny fan serenading Anastasia star, Christy Altomare, with, 'Once Upon A December' at the show's stage door. See video of the tender moment between Christy and this talented youngster below!
by BWW News Desk - March 27, 2018
Anastasia recently said dasvidaniya and adieu to cast members Derek Klena (Dmitry), Caroline O'Connor (Countess Lily), Kevin Munhall and Julia Morgan (Ensemble). View the photos of their final curtain call and post-show toast below!
by BWW News Desk - March 27, 2018
Beginning tonight, March 27th, Zach Adkins will assume the role of 'Dmitry' in the hit Broadway musical Anastasia. Adkins is an original member of the Broadway company, currently appearing on stage at the Broadhurst Theatre in the ensemble.
by Stage Tube - March 23, 2018
The team over at Anastasia have dropped a brand-new music video featuring their star, Christy Altomare performing a new number from the musical, titled 'In My Dreams.' Check out the video below!
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2018
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.
by BWW News Desk - March 6, 2018
Have you heard? Anastasia has found it's two newest stars! Beginning Tuesday, March 27th, Zach Adkins will assume the role of "Dmitry" and Vicki Lewis will join the company as "Countess Lily" in the hit Broadway musical ANASTASIA. Adkins is an original member of the Broadway company, currently appearing on stage at the Broadhurst Theatre in the ensemble. A perennial favorite, Lewis returns to the Broadway stage after starring in Chicago, Damn Yankees, and many more.
by BWW News Desk - February 27, 2018
Derek Klena and Caroline O'Connor will play their final performance as "Dmitry" and "Lily," respectively, in the hit Broadway musical ANASTASIA on March 25, 2018. Klena and O'Connor are original members of the Broadway company.
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 15, 2018
Home. Love. Family.  At the heart of ANASTASIA is a story about discovering who you are and Dmitry himself recently did just that. Below, watch as Derek Klena discovers his own family heritage with the help of Ancestry.com!
by BWW News Desk - January 16, 2018
Stage Entertainment announced today that Anastasia, the Broadway musical based on the 1997 Fox film, will make it's European debut in Madrid in the 2018-19 season.
by BWW News Desk - December 20, 2017
Have you heard? We've got your first look at Tony Award nominee Max von Essen in Anastasia! Von Essen returns to Broadway to play 'Gleb', taking over for original company member Ramin Karimloo.
by Stage Tube - December 17, 2017
The Broadway musical Anastasia has teamed with the global leader in family history and consumer genomics: ANCESTRY. Every night, the title character in the new Broadway musical Anastasia, goes on a journey to discover her past and connect to the family and history she once had. In this new video, cast members Christy Altomare and Mary Beth Piel help friends figure out where they came from! Check out the video here!
by BWW News Desk - December 1, 2017
Join Anya on her journey as you and a guest enjoy a night out on Broadway to see Anastasia! After the show take an exclusive backstage tour with ensemble member Kyle Brown.
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 29, 2017
Broadway's Anastasia celebrated the animated film's 20th anniversary on stage today with a special performance by the show's lead, Christy Altomare. Joined onstage by the projection of the original animated character, Altomare performed a special encore performance 'Journey to the Past' along with footage from the film. Check it out below!
by Stage Tube - November 23, 2017
The 91st Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicked-off the holiday season this morning, and BroadwayWorld will bring you all of this year's Broadway performances! Here, watch the cast of ANASTASIA!
by BWW News Desk - November 22, 2017
Broadway's ANASTASIA just unveiled a video to celebrate the animated film's 20th anniversary, featuring singers from all over the globe performing 'Journey to the Past.' Check it out below!
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2017
The ANASTASIA film is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and to mark the occasion, the singing voice of the title character Liz Callaway shared a sketch of 'Anya' by Don Bluth that hangs in her living room. Check it out below!
by BWW News Desk - November 17, 2017
Producers Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening) today announce a new block of tickets through January 13, 2019 for Broadway's ANASTASIA.
by BWW News Desk - November 7, 2017
The producers of ANASTASIA announced that Tony Award nominee Max von Essen to return to Broadway to play Gleb in the hit Broadway musical ANASTASIA on December 5, 2017. Von Essen to take over for original company member Ramin Karimloo.