Anastasia on Broadway
The Anastasia musical is based on the two 20th Century Fox films about the real-life story of Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna, this Anastasia play tells the tale of a brave young woman’s attempt to uncover the mysteries of her past. This Anastasia musical Broadway features a score from the Tony Award–winning team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island) who wrote many of the songs for the 1997 animated film, including “Once Upon a December” and “Journey to the Past.”
This Anastasia Broadway musical transports us 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.
With its opulent settings, dazzling costumes, and a soaring score, Anastasia Broadway is the spectacular new musical about discovering who you are and defining who you’re meant to be.
When the Dowager Empress Maria Fyodorovna Romanov gives her beloved granddaughter Anastasia a music box, she has no idea it is the last time she will see her. As Anastasia New York begins, Russia is on the verge of revolution. Time jumps from 1907 to 1927, and Anastasia’s family, the Imperial Romanovs, fall victim to the tide of history. When the Dowager Empress receives the news that they have been put to death, she believes she has lost her entire family.
Russia is now firmly under the Bolshevik Communists’ rule, but rumors have begun to surface that one Romanov daughter might have survived. Dmitry and Vlad, two opportunistic Russian con artists, attempt to find an impressionable girl to pass off as Anastasia to the Dowager Empress, who is offering a reward for her granddaughter’s safe return to Paris. Their patience is rewarded when they find Anya, a young woman suffering from amnesia, Dmitry and Vlad begin to “teach” her what she needs to know. However, Anya’s activities have caught the notice of a rising Communist official, Gleb, whose father was involved in the murders of the Romanov family. Gleb tells Anya that if she continues to pose as Anastasia, she will end up like the Romanovs. Anya, Vlad, and Dmitry escape Russia and Gleb’s reaches just in time, traveling to Paris.
Once in the city of lights, when Anya finally meets the Dowager Empress, the Dowager is determined not to recognize her as her granddaughter until Anya shows her the music box. Then there can be no denying their connection. Anya, who has fallen in love with Dmitry disappears with him and the Dowager announces to the press that the memory of Anastasia will live on only as a legend.
Wondering how to get Anastasia Broadway tickets? You can buy Anastasia tickets at the Broadhurst Theatre box office. Anastasia the musical tickets may also be purchased online. When you get to New York, you may also find Anastasia Broadway show tickets at the half-price TKTS booth in Times Square.
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