Anastasia Tops List of 2017 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations with 13!
Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical,
Anastasia has arrived on Broadway and captured the hearts of audiences and critics.
“A sumptuous fairy tale of a musical” Variety
“A serious hit! Broadway’s got a bright new star – her name is Anastasia.” NBC New York
“A sweeping adventure, romance and historical epic. Anastasia is the richest and fullest family show to hit Broadway in years.” TimeOut New York
“Gorgeously sweeping music by Stephen Flaherty, courtly, crisp choreography by Peggy Hickey, grand designs by Alexander Dodge, including a very simple open train carriage that kicks the mode-of-transport ass of Miss Saigon’s helicopter, and quite simply the best period costumes on Broadway by Linda Cho, which glimmer, slink, and stun.” Daily Beast
From the Tony-award winning creators of the Broadway classic, Ragtime, this dazzling show 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 while finding a place in the rapidly changing world of a new century. 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.
Broadway alums Christy Altomare (Mamma Mia!) and Derek Klena (Bridges of Madison County, Wicked) will return in the lead roles after earning rave reviews during the world premiere of Anastasia in Hartford, Connecticut. It will be an onstage reunion for the pair; they previously appeared together off-Broadway in Carrie. Joining them will be Mary Beth Peil as the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna. Piel is known most recently for her role in the TV series, The Good Wife and appeared with Liev Schreiber in last year’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses. An opera star by training, she moved to the Broadway stage early in her career and earned a Tony nomination for her role as the twelfth and final Anna Leonowens opposite Yul Brynner's monarch of Siam in a revival of The King and I.
Anastasia features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally and a rich and sweeping new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics). Director Darko Tresnjak (Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder) has created a production that is “not only gorgeous to listen to but to look at as well.” OnStage
Saturday, December 9 @ at $275.00 (1 available)
THE BEST WAY TO GET THERE! Departing at 7:00 am on Saturdays and 6:30am on Saturdays in December and all Wednesdays. Diversions’ guides serve a selection of fruit juices, yogurt, muffins, bagels with assorted cheeses, chocolate apricots, coffee, tea and more. En route, you will hear background information on theater, art, cultural events and restaurants in Manhattan. Around 10:15am, our coach stops at Saks Fifth Avenue, next at 57th and Madison and then at the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 5th Ave. and 80th St. You are free to enjoy the sights and sounds of the city until the 2:00pm matinee. At approximately 5pm, the coach picks you up at a designated theater. On the return to Baltimore, we serve an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and a Zabar’s dinner accompanied by a compelling video. We estimate an 8:30pm arrival at home.