Featured Reviews For Anastasia

Review: ‘Anastasia’ Lives Again on Broadway - Daily Beast
If you are particular about Russian political and cultural history, you might want to be gripping a stress ball before taking your seat at the musical Anastasia on Broadway. If you want to watch a proudly old-school Broadway musical with the best snow effects ever (thank you, projection designer Aaron Rhyne), however, then no stress balls needed. Despite a closing curtain of narrative ambiguity, this lushly orchestrated, gently delightful musical, directed by Darko Tresnjak, takes the view that the famous daughter of the Romanovs did survive the massacre of the Russian imperial family at the hands of the Bolsheviks in 1918, and-having fallen in with a loveable conman and louche aristocrat-sets off for Paris to prove her identity to her surviving grandmother.

‘Anastasia’ Broadway Review: A Muddled, Pro-Czarist Russia Musical for the Trump Era - The Wrap
Terrence McNally's book goes through so many contortions on the subject of Anastasia. She is the royal daughter. She isn't the daughter. She is, then she isn't again. But then why does this Russian girl know so much about the Romanovs' pet cat and why is there a diamond the size of the Ritz sewn into her rag of an overcoat? Also unexplained is where Anya/Anastasia learned to jump from trains a la Tom Cruise and defend herself (and her boyfriend) by kicking men in the nuts. No Disney princess ever did that before! As the two lovers, Christy Altomare and Derek Klena display pretty singing voices, and otherwise show as much depth as the animated-film characters their roles are based on.


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by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - November 4, 2017
The Christmas season is in full show tune swing now that the 19th volume of the popular Broadway's Carols for a Cure album has arrived. The cast of Anastasia joined their Broadway colleagues in taking part, check out the photos!
by Alexa Criscitiello - October 30, 2017
We all know Christy Altomare as the fierce and lovable heroine Anya in the big Broadway hit musical. Anastasia. However, a quick scan of YouTuve has let us know in no uncertain terms that Ms. Altomare's gifts don't stop on the musical stage.
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 2017
Tony Award nominee Ramin Karimloo will play his final performance as Gleb in the hit Broadway musical ANASTASIA on December 3, 2017. Karimloo is an original member of the Broadway company. A casting announcement for Gleb will be made shortly.
by BWW News Desk - October 26, 2017
Below, watch ANASTASIA's Christy Altomare and Derek Klena perform 'In a Crowd of Thousands' - the moment when Anya realizes the truth of who she is - in the recording studio!
by Stephi Wild - October 16, 2017
Starting tomorrow, October 17 at 10am, Anastasia will launch a new box office rush policy. The production will release ten $42 tickets available at the box office each morning on a first come, first serve basis. On two show days, both shows' rush tickets will be on sale at 10am.
by BWW News Desk - October 10, 2017
Last night, ANASTASIA star Ramin Karimloo performed The Star-Spangled Banner at the New York Yankees v Cleveland Indians post-season game. Check out the moving rendition below!
by BWW News Desk - October 2, 2017
ANASTASIA's Derek Klena, who stars as Dmitry in the new Broadway musical, popped the question to his girlfriend Elycia Scriven over the weekend.
by Stage Tube - October 1, 2017
NBC Nightly News went inside 'Once Upon a December' in ANASTASIA and they're bringing you all 360 degrees of the iconic number. Go inside the video below!
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 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 for Broadway's ANASTASIA through July 29, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - August 13, 2017
Cast members from the Broadway musical Anastasia will make their Broadway at W New York debut on Sunday, August 13th at 7:30 pm.
by BWW News Desk - August 8, 2017
Cast members from the Broadway musical Anastasia will make their Broadway at W New York debut on Sunday, August 13th at 7:30 pm.
by Behind the Curtain - July 31, 2017
One of Broadway's funniest guys, John Bolton, sits down with Rob and Kevin to discuss his incredibly wild and varied career. From DAMN YANKEES to CONTACT, SPAMALOT to A CHRISTMAS STORY, to this year's smash hit, Anastasia, John looks back on it all and offers us a glimpse into what it is like being a contemporary character actor.
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2017
Broadway musical ANASTASIA celebrated its 100th performance on Broadway today. The cast gathered for a quick post-show snapshot in front of a packed house to celebrate. See the photo below. Happy 100!
by Caryn Robbins - June 30, 2017
In our June Debut of the Month feature, talented actor Zach Adkins tells us, 'I'm just trying to take it all in stride, take those mental pictures, because you only get one debut and you just gotta hold on to it!'
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - June 30, 2017
The Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical Anastasia is now available, and the cast just celebrated its release at Barnes & Noble! ANASTASIA features a lush, original score from Tony Award winners Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics). The score also includes several of the most beloved songs from the 1997 animated film, adapted for the stage. The 75-minute album will include the Academy Award nominated favorite 'Journey to the Past' alongside new numbers from the show such as Christy Altomare's haunting 'In My Dreams,' Ramin Karimloo's passionate 'Still' and Derek Klena's heart-racing 'My Petersburg.'
by Theater People Podcast - June 26, 2017
On Monday, June 26th, the Theater People podcast welcome's ANASTASIA star Derek Klena. For the podcast, Klena tells all about creating the role of Dmitri in the new Broadway production alongside his friend and CARRIE: THE MUSICAL co-star Christy Altomare.
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2017
The producers of the new musical, ANASTASIA, are pleased to announce plans for international productions of the hit musical across Europe, Asia, United Kingdom, Australia and South America. The list of international markets with plans underway for ANASTASIA include Germany, Holland Spain, Russia, Korea, Japan, Mexico, China and more to be announced. Plans for a North American tour are also underway. A confirmed production timeline will be announced soon.
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 9, 2017
After a career in opera, Mary Beth Peil made her Broadway debut in 1985's THE KING AND I, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award. Now, 32 years later, she's back on the ballot, earning herself a Tony nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performances as the dazzling Dowager Empress in Anastasia. Below, watch as she explains the promises she made to herself 32 years ago, and how surreal this moment is for her!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 9, 2017
Hands down, one of the most memorable parts of Broadway's Anastasia is the show's spectacular costumes. Earning costume designer Lina Cho a Tony Nomination for her beautiful work, the details in every outfit, from the peasants' clothes to the Romanovs's gowns, delight audiences across the globe 8 days a week. Below, watch as Linda describes what it's like to live in the world of ANASTASIA and what lead her to become a costume designer!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - June 3, 2017
Beloved stage and screen star Mary Beth Peil has picked up her second Tony nomination for her work in as the Dowager Empress in Anastasia. This time around she feels deserving of the honor, and she tells Richard Ridge why in the full interview below!