Anastasia Will Record Original Broadway Cast Album

Broadway News   Anastasia Will Record Original Broadway Cast Album The new musical, based on the 1997 animated film, features over a dozen new songs.
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Broadway Records has announced plans to record the Original Broadway Cast album of Anastasia, the new Broadway musical from Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, and Terrence McNally.

Performances will begin at the Broadhurst Theatre March 23. The stage adaptation of the 1997 animated film features an expanded score that includes some 16 new songs in addition to favorites from the movie. New songs for the stage include “In My Dreams,” “Still,” and “My Petersburg.” Ahrens and Flaherty penned the score; the show's book is by McNally.

The album will be released on a June date to be announced. It can be pre-ordered at BroadwayRecords.com.

The Broadway production will feature Christy Altomare as Anya, Derek Klena as Dmitry, John Bolton as Vlad, Caroline O’Connor as Lily, Ramin Karimloo as Gleb, and Mary Beth Peil as Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna.

Joining them are Zach Adkins, Sissy Bell, Lauren Blackman, Kathryn Boswell, Kyle Brown, Kristen Smith Davis, Janet Dickinson, Constantine Germanacos, Wes Hart, Ian Knauer, Ken Krugman, Dustin Layton, Shina Ann Morris, James A. Pierce III, Molly Rushing, Nicole Scimeca, Jennifer Smith, Johnny Stellard, and Allison Walsh.

Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder) directs Anastasia, which features choreography by Peggy Hickey. It officially opens April 24.

Read: How Ahrens and Flaherty Are Re-Envisioning Anastasia For the Stage

The creative team includes 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), Thomas Murray (music supervision and direction), Doug Besterman (orchestrations), David Chase (dance arranger), and casting by Telsey + Company/Craig Burns, CSA. The stage production was originally commissioned by Dmitry Bogachev. Eric Cornell serves as executive producer.

Here’s how it’s billed: “This dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920’s, 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 con man and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love and family.”

Lead producers on the musical are Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor, Tom Kirdahy, and Hunter Arnold.

Tickets to Anastasia are now on sale to the general public. Visit Telecharge.com or call (212) 239-6200.

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