A new stage adaption of the Oscar-nominated animated film, “Anastasia” will begin its journey to the Broadway 2016-17 season on May 12th. It is set to premiere at the Hartford Stage in May and run until June 19th.
The new musical is inspired by the story of Anastasia, the youngest daughter of Czar Nicholas II. Anastasia’s fate remained uncertain for many years after the Russian Revolution—was she or was she not killed by the Bolsheviks along with the rest of her family in 1918? And if she wasn’t, where could she be? Playwright, Terrence McNally (The Visit, Ragtime) is quick to point out that the new musical is very different from the movie, in both book and music. “This is a stage version for a modern theatre audience,” the four-time Tony winner says.