Musical based on '90s animated film Anastasia to hit Broadway

A musical based on 20th Century Fox's 1997 epic tale of Russia's Lost Princess is about to hit the Broadway stage

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Your favourite non-Disney '90s animation is about to hit Broadway; that is, unless you happen to be a particularly keen fan of little, ol' Fievel. 

Anastasia is set for the Broadway musical treatment (via Variety), inspired by 20th Century Fox's 1997 animated film; an oddly cheerful adaptation of a notorious Russian legend in which the young Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna is said to have escaped death at the hands of the Bolshevik secret police on 17 July 1918. An adaptation which included a talking bat as the clumsy henchman of Rasputin himself. Of course. 

Producers revealed intentions to stage the musical in New York during the 2016-17 season; with the show already running in Hartford, Connecticut. The composers of the film's original songs, Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, provide the score here; so expect the Academy Award-nominated "Journey to the Past" to feature. 


The original film featured an absolutely all-star cast; including Meg Ryan, Kirsten Dunst, John Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Christopher Lloyd, Hank Azaria, Angela Lansbury, and Broadway veteran Bernadette Peters. It's yet to be seen whether the film's nostaglia may attract any big Broadway names to the production. 

Exact dates and venue have yet to be set. 

 

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