Musical (2017)

Musique: Stephen Flaherty
Paroles: Lynn Ahrens
Livret: Terrence McNally
Production à la création:

Based on the 1997 film of the same name, the musical tells the story of the legend of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, which claims that she in fact escaped the execution of her family.

From the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, the new musical, Anastasia, is the romantic, adventure-filled story of a brave young woman attempting to discover the mystery of her past. The new musical is inspired by the Twentieth Century Fox Motion Pictures.

Synopsis complet

A reading was held in 2012, featuring Kelli Barret as Anya (Anastasia), Patrick Page as Vladimir, Angela Lansbury as the Empress Maria and Aaron Tveit as Dimitri. A workshop was held on June 12, 2015 in New York City workshop, and included Elena Shaddow as Anna, Ramin Karimloo as Gleb Vaganov, a new role, and Douglas Sills as Vlad.

The original stage production of Anastasia premiered at Hartford Stage in Hartford, Connecticut on May 13, 2016 (previews), with direction by Darko Tresnjak and choreography by Peggy Hickey, and starring Christy Altomare and Derek Klena as Anya and Dmitry, respectively.

The musical will begin its Broadway run on March 23, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre and open officially on April 24, 2017, featuring the original Hartford principal cast.

Director Tresnjak explained: "We’ve kept, I think, six songs from the movie, but there are 16 new numbers. We’ve kept the best parts of the animated movie, but it really is a new musical." The musical also adds characters not in the film. Additionally, Act 1 is set in Russia and Act 2 in Paris, “which was everything modern Soviet Russia was not: free, expressive, creative, no barriers,” according to McNally.

Act I
Saint Petersburg, 1907, 1917, and 1927
"Prologue: Once Upon a December" - Dowager Empress and Anastasia, Age 6
"Dance of the Romanovs" - Company
"A Rumor in St. Petersburg" - Dimitry, Vlad and Company
"In My Dreams" - Anya
"The Rumors Never End" - Ensemble
"A Simple Thing" - Gleb and Ensemble
"Learn to Do It" - Vlad, Anya and Dimitry
"Anya" - Gleb
"The Neva Flows" - Male Ensemble
"My Petersburg" - Dimitry and Anya
"Once Upon a December" - Anya and Ensemble
"In My Dreams (reprise)" - Anya
"Stay, I Pray You" - Count Ipolitov, Anya, Dimitry, Vlad, and Ensemble
"We’ll Go From There" - Vlad, Anya, Dimitry and Ensemble
"Traveling Sequence" - Gleb, Gorlinsky, Anya, Dimitry and Vlad
"Journey to the Past" - Anya

Act II
Paris, 1927
"Paris Holds the Key (To Your Heart)" - Vlad, Dimitry, Anya and Ensemble
"Crossing a Bridge" - Anya
"Close the Door" - Dowager Empress
"Land of Yesterday" - Lily, Gleb and Ensemble
"The Countess and the Common Man" - Vlad and Lily
"A Nightmare" - Romanov Children, Tsar and Tsarina
"In a Crowd of Thousands" - Dimitry and Anya
"I Never Should Have Let Them Dance" - Vlad
"Quartet at the Ballet" - Anya, Dimitry, Dowager Empress and Gleb
"Everything to Win" - Dimitry
"Once Upon a December (reprise)" - Anya and Dowager Empress
"The Press Conference" - Lily, Vlad and Male Ensemble
"Everything to Win (reprise) " - Anya
"A Simple Thing (reprise)" - Gleb and Ensemble
"In A Crowd of Thousands (reprise)" - Anya and Dimitry
"Finale" - Anya, Dimitry and Company

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Version 1

Anastasia (2016-05-Hartford Stage-Hartford)

Type de série: Pre-Broadway Try Out
Théâtre: Hartford Stage (Hartford - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : jeudi 12 mai 2016
Première : vendredi 27 mai 2016
Dernière : dimanche 19 juin 2016
Mise en scène : Darko Tresnjak
Chorégraphie : Peggy Hickey
Producteur :
Avec : Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, Mary Beth Peil, John Bolton, Manoel Felciano, Caroline O’Connor, Constantine Germanacos, Max Clayton, Alida Michal, Johnny Stellard, Lauren Blackman, Samantha Sturm, Molly Rushing, Shina Ann Morris, Janet Dickinson, Kevin Munhall, Rayanne Gonzales, Ken Krugman, Kevin Ligon, Katherine Mclellan, James Brown III, Nicole Scimeca, Maxwell Carmel and Katherine McLellan

Version 2

Anastasia (2017-03-Broadhurst Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Broadhurst Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée :
Nombre : 34 previews -
Première Preview : jeudi 23 mars 2017
Première : lundi 24 avril 2017
Dernière : lundi 31 décembre 2029
Mise en scène : Darko Tresnjak
Chorégraphie : Peggy Hickey
Producteur :
Avec : Christy Altomare (Anya), Derek Klena (Dmitry), Mary Beth Peil (Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna), John Bolton (Vlad Popov), Caroline O'Connor (Countess Lily Malevsky-Malevitch), Ramin Karimloo (Gleb)
Presse : "“Anastasia” may well tap into the dewy-eyed demographic that made “Wicked” such an indestructible favorite of female adolescents. Those without such nostalgic insulation are likely to find this “Anastasia” a chore." Ben Brantley for New York Times

"The show, despite being filled with some very good songs and performances, suffers from its own identity crisis. It’s got a split personality and is torn between whether it’s serious drama or frothy musical comedy... While the show’s tone is muddy, Altomare has a bright, clear voice and shines in the lead role. Anya may or may not be a princess, but the actress playing her is a royal treat." Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News

"In a season crowded with new musicals, this one has maintained a modest profile. But now the secret can be told: Anastasia is the richest and fullest family show to hit Broadway in years. Who knew?" Adam Feldman for Time Out New York

"It's kitschy, old-fashioned entertainment given a relatively sophisticated presentation, and you have to acknowledge its success when you hear the target demographic swoon on cue." David Rooney for Hollywood Reporter

"Young women and girls in search of a new Broadway role model need look no further than the title character in “Anastasia,” the sumptuous fairy tale of a musical that should please the kids, satisfy the sentimental and comfort those who thought the old templates for musical comedy were passé. The broad strokes of the familiar — a romantic young couple, a villain in hot pursuit, comic supporting characters, an endearing family member — can still be irresistible when combined with taste, craftsmanship and a willing suspension of disbelief." Frank Rizzo for Variety

Version 3

Anastasia (2018-10-Palladium Theater-Stuttgart)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Palladium Theater (Stuttgart - Allemagne)
Durée : 11 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : jeudi 15 novembre 2018
Première : jeudi 15 novembre 2018
Dernière : dimanche 13 octobre 2019
Mise en scène :
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Avec : Anja (Judith Caspari), Dimitri (Milan van Waardenburg), Gleb Vaganov (Mathias Edenborn), Wlad Popov (Thorsten Tinney), Gräfin Lily Malevsky-Malevitch (Jacqueline Braun), Zarenmutter Maria Feodorovna (Daniela Ziegler)

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