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Anastasia - 2017 - Broadway

Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical Anastasia comes to Broadway.

From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.

Anastasia features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally and a lush, new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics). Tony Award-winning director Darko Tresnjak directs.


Running Time: Two hours and 25 minutes, with one intermission

Broadhurst Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
235 W. 44th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Anastasia

Tweaked 'Anastasia' An Even Stronger Show On Broadway - Hartford Courant
In its yearlong journey from Hartford to Broadway, "Anastasia" has found itself. When this sweet-natured musical of self-discovery premiered a year ago at Hartford Stage, it was just as lush and romantic, but underneath those gorgeous trappings it seemed uneven, insincere, unsure of itself. At the Broadhurst Theatre, where it opened Monday night, the show is now fluid, smooth and clear-headed. "Anastasia" has not fundamentally changed. But dozens of small fixes have made it a much sharper show. Had the Hartford Stage version hurried to Broadway sooner without these tweaks - or heaven forbid, had not tried out in Hartford at all - the show's stylistic inconsistencies would have doomed it. It speaks and sings now with a stronger voice.

‘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.



by Nicole Rosky - March 31, 2019
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, after two successful years on Broadway, the musical adaptation of the hit animated film, Anastasia will play its final performance on today, March 31, 2019. Upon closing, Anastasia will have played 808 regular and 34 preview performances at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street).
by Nicole Rosky - March 9, 2019
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, on Sunday, March 31, after 808 performances on Broadway, Anastasia will take its final journey to the past- a journey that has lasted for three years. Even before it started winning the hearts of audiences at the Broadhurst Theatre in 2017, the musical made its world premiere in a sold-out, record breaking run at Hartford Stage in Connecticut.
by Katricia Lang - March 5, 2019
Stalin, Lenin, mass executions. Who knew that war and civil unrest would make a good backdrop for a love story? Well, a lot of people. Margaret Mitchell, Victor Hugo, the Hollywood execs behind THE NOTEBOOK. But that doesn't make ANASTASIA, a romantic musical from librettist Terrence McNally, and composers Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, any less impressive.
by Walter McBride - February 18, 2019
Before the holidays, the cast welcomed Australian pop star Cody Simpson in the role of Dmitry.He joined Christy Altomare as Anastasia, and John Bolton, Judy Kaye, Vicki Lewis and Max von Essen. Below, check out the new marquee at the Broadhurst, featuring the show's new leading duo- Altomare and Simpson!
by Alan Henry - February 11, 2019
In the video below, watch as Judith Caspari (Anya) Milan van Waardenburg (Dimitri) sing 'In A Crowd Of Thousands' from the upcoming Germany debut of ANASTASIA!
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 7, 2019
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the musical adaptation of the hit animated film, Anastasia will play its final performance on Sunday, March 31, 2019 after two successful years on Broadway. In honor of the show's incredible two-year run, we're living in the land of yesterday and taking a look back at the show's Broadway opening night in April 2017.
by Kathy Strain - January 30, 2019
Stephen Brower made his Broadway debut in the Broadway company of Anastasia. Beginning as a vacation cover, he soon joined the ensemble as a 'Dmitry' understudy and had the opportunity to go on in the role several times. Now he's back out on the road with Anastasia and has stepped into the role of the young con man full-time.
by Stephi Wild - January 29, 2019
The producers of Anastasia have announced that Cody Simpson has extended his engagement in the hit musical for eight additional weeks. Simpson made his Broadway debut as "Dmitry" on November 29, 2018 and will continue to star in the Broadway production through April 14, 2019.
by Julie Musbach - January 8, 2019
Following the evening performance on Thursday, January 17, ANASTASIA stars Christy Altomare and Cody Simpson will return onstage for a special acoustic performance of the beloved song "Once Upon a December." Simpson will accompany the duet on guitar.
by Stage Tube - December 17, 2018
Earlier this month, Australian recording artist Cody Simpson made his Broadway debut in Anastasia as leading man 'Dmitry.' Below, watch as Simpson duets with Christy Altomare on a never-before-heard acoustic arrangement of "Once Upon a December'!
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 11, 2018
Earlier this month, Australian recording artist Cody Simpson made his Broadway debut in Anastasia as leading man 'Dmitry.' 
by A.A. Cristi - December 10, 2018
Australian recording artist Cody Simpson made his Broadway debut in Anastasia last  as leading man 'Dmitry.' See all-new photos of Cody in the production below!
by Stephi Wild - December 6, 2018
Anastasia will welcome new cast members to the Broadhurst Theatre this winter. Beginning Tuesday, December 18, original company member Constantine Germanacos will rejoin the hit Broadway musical as "Gleb." Emmy Award Winner Penny Fuller will assume the role of the "Dowager Empress" the week of January 7.
by Walter McBride - November 30, 2018
Australian recording artist Cody Simpson made his Broadway debut in Anastasia last night, November 29, as leading man 'Dmitry.' BroadwayWorld was there for the big night, and you can check out the photos below!
by Julie Musbach - November 27, 2018
Check out the first photo of new Anastasia cast member Cody Simpson as "Dmitry." Simpson will make his Broadway debut this Thursday, November 29.
by Stage Tube - November 25, 2018
Anastasia recently recorded the song 'It's Just Like Christmas,' featuring Christy Altomare and Zach Adkins. Altomare wrote the track, which will appear on the 2018 edition of the annual Carols for a Cure album. Watch the music video below!
by Julie Musbach - November 20, 2018
Max von Essen will play his final performance as "Gleb" in the hit Broadway musical ANASTASIA on December 16, 2018. Max joined the production in December 2017, having taken over for original company member Ramin Karimloo
by Stage Tube - November 9, 2018
After Thursday night's performance of ANASTASIA, stars Christy Altomare and Zach Adkins gave a special performance of the beloved song 'At the Beginning' from the 1997 animated film. Check out the video below!