Anastasia Kicks Off International Productions and U.S. National Tour This Fall

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The producers of the new musical Anastasia kick off the show’s international expansion with the debut, multilingual music video “In My Dreams/Journey to the Past” featuring all four Anyas—Broadway’s Christy Altomare, Germany’s Judith Caspari, the U.S. National Tour’s Lila Coogan and Spain’s Jana Gómez.

Read Anton Media Group’s interview with Christy Altomare and Derek Klena

In May 2017, plans for international productions of Anastasia across Europe, Asia, United Kingdom, Australia and South America were announced. In its European premiere, Anastasia will begin performances on Oct. 3 in Madrid, Spain—the first city to open the show after Broadway. Stuttgart, Germany will be the second European city to host the production, beginning performances on Nov. 15. The list of international markets with plans underway for Anastasia also includes Holland, Korea, Japan, Mexico, Australia, Brazil and more to be announced. 

The U.S. National Tour of Anastasia will begin performances on Oct. 9 in Schenectady, NY, and will travel to The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Bass Concert Hall in Austin, TX, the Oriental Theatre in Chicago, The Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco and 24 other cities during the 2018-19 season with additional cities to be announced for 2019-20.

Anastasia Spain, Germany, U.S. National Tour
Anastasia opens in Spain, Germany and tours the U.S. this fall. From left: Judith Caspari (Germany Anya), Christy Altomare (Broadway Anya), Lila Coogan (Tour Anya) and Jana Gómez (Spain Anya)

Anastasia opened on Broadway on April 24, 2017, at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) with positive critic reviews. This dazzling show transports viewers 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.

The Broadway company is led by Christy Altomare, Zach Adkins, John Bolton, Max von Essen, Vicki Lewis and Mary Beth Peil. The cast also includes Alex Anquilino, Lauren Blackman, Kathryn Boswell, Maria Briggs, Kyle Brown, Kristen Smith Davis, Janet Dickinson, Wes Hart, Anika Lore Hatch, Ken Krugman, Bruce Landry, Dustin Layton, Brian Munn, Kenneth Michael Murray, Delilah Rose Pellow, James A. Pierce III, Molly Rushing, Tally Sessions, Jennifer Smith, Lyrica Woodruff and Kelli Youngman.

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

The creative team includes Peggy Hickey (Choreography), Alexander Dodge (Set Design), Linda Cho (Costume Design), Donald Holder (Lighting Design), Peter Hylenski (Sound Design), Aaron Rhyne (Projection Design), Charles G. LaPointe (Hair/Wig Design), Joe Dulude II (Makeup Design), Tom Murray (Music Supervision & Direction), Doug Besterman (Orchestrations), David Chase (Dance Arranger), casting by Telsey + Company/Craig Burns, CSA. The stage production was originally commissioned by Dmitry Bogachev. Eric Cornell (Rocky, Small Mouth Sounds) serves as executive producer.

On Broadway, Anastasia is produced by Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It’s Only A Play, The Visit), Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening), Dan Hinde, 50 Church Street Productions, The Shubert Organization, Elizabeth Dewberry & Ali Ahmet Kocabiyik, Carl Daikeler, Van Dean/Stephanie Rosenberg, Warner/Chappell Music, 42nd.Club/Phil Kenny, Judith Ann Abrams Productions, Broadway Asia/Umeda Arts Theater, Mark Lee & Ed Filipowski, Harriet Newman Leve, Peter May, David Mirvish, Sandi Moran, Seoul Broadcasting System, Sara Beth Zivitz, Michael Stotts, LD Entertainment/Sally Cade Holmes, Jay Alix & Una Jackman/BlumeGreenspan, Carolyn and Marc Seriff/Bruno Wang, and Silva Theatrical Group/Adam Zell in association with Hartford Stage. 

Anastasia has played to sold out crowds on Broadway since opening in April 2017, in addition to garnering multiple Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards and nominations.

The original Broadway cast recording is available at BroadwayRecords.com, Amazon.com and iTunes. The 75-minute album includes 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.”

Tickets range from $69 to $169. Premium tickets range from $199 to $352. For more information, visit www.anastasiathemusical.com or call 212-239-6200.

Group tickets for Anastasia are also now on sale. Groups should contact www.broadwayinbound.com or 866-302-0995.

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