Friday, September 23

Full cast for new musical Anastasia on Broadway

Updated 11th January: The full cast has just been announced - Joining previously announced Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Carolien O'Connor, and Mary Beth Peil are Zach Adkins, Sissy Bell, Lauren Blackman, Kathryn Boswell, Kyle Brown, Kristen Smith Davis, Janet Dickinson, Constantine Germanacos, Wes Hart, Ian Knauer, Ken Krugman, Dustin Layton, Shina Ann Morris, James A. Pierce III, Molly Rushing, Nicole Scimeca, Jennifer Smith, Johnny Stellard, and Allison Walsh.

West End and Broadway star Ramin Karimloo  has been cast in  the new Broadway musical Anastasia based on 20th Century Fox’s 1997 animated film. He will play Bolshevik general Gleb joining a cast that already includes Christy Altomare (playing the young woman who may or may not be a lost Russian duchess) with  Derek Klena, John Bolton and Caroline O’Connor. 

Darko Tresnjak (“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”) directs with composer Stephen Flaherty and lyricist Lynn Ahrens having written  the score, with original songs filling out the tunes they originally wrote for the animated film. Terrence McNally has written  the book.

Karimloo, is  about to open in London at the Arts Theatre where he is starring in Murder Ballad  with Kerry Ellis.

Following a tryout run in Connecticut earlier this year, Anastasia will move to Broadway to  begin previews on March 23 and April 24 opening.  A trailer for the production released earlier this week on the show’s Facebook page, attracted over  seven million views

The New York staging of “Anastasia” is produced by Stage Entertainment USA, Bill Taylor and Tom Kirdahy Productions.

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