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Season Spotlight: Anastasia

Apr 29, 2019 / Blog
By Kitty Janvrin

Take a journey to the past with this week's season spotlight on Anastasia.

1 - Victoria Bingham (Little Anastasia) and Joy Franz (Dowager Empress) in the National Tour of ANASTASIA. Photo by Evan Zimmerman, MurphyMade..jpg

Overview

  • Winner: 2017 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Projection Design 
  • Nine 2017 Drama Desk Award nominations, including Outstanding Musical
  • Nominated for two 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Costume Design of a Musical

5 - Lila Coogan (Anya) in the National Tour of ANASTASIA. Photo by Matthew Murphy, MurphyMade..jpg

The Story

Anya, a brave young woman, sets off on a journey to discover her past, of which she has little recollection, during the twilight of the Russian Empire. Joined by a charming conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat determined to pass her off as the long-lost Romanov princess, Anya embarks on an epic adventure that takes her to the euphoric streets of 1920's Paris in an effort to reclaim home, love and family.

3 - Lila Coogan (Anya) and the company of the National Tour of ANASTASIA. Photo by Evan Zimmerman, MurphyMade..jpg

The Creative Team

  • Direction: Darko Tresnjak (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder)

  • Book: Terrence McNally (Ragtime, Catch Me If You Can)

  • Music: Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island)

  • Lyrics: Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Once on This Island)

9 - Lila Coogan (Anya) and Stephen Brower (Dmitry) in the National Tour of ANASTASIA. Photo by Evan Zimmerman, MurphyMade..jpg

The Key to Your Heart

Inspired by two films (the 1956 drama starring Ingrid Bergman and Yul Brynner and the beloved 1997 animated musical) and a sweeping historical rumor, Anastasia has everything that makes a lovable musical: romance, comedy, adventure.

Featuring a score by songwriting team Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (including all of your favorite songs from the 1997 film like "Once Upon a December," "Journey to the Past" and "Paris Holds the Key (to Your Heart)," Anastasia is the perfect date night. Rich colors and fabric bring the exquisite setting to life.

Anastasia is on sale now with a 2019-20 PNC Broadway Lights season ticket. Learn more here.