Anastasia Crosses the 100 Performance Mark
Anastasia's matinee performance on Wednesday, July 19, was a milestone for the sweeping musical — 100 performances on Broadway. To celebrate the occasion, the cast gathered after curtain call for a commemorative photo with their audience at the Broadhurst Theatre.
Anastasia features a book by Terrence McNally and an original score by Tony Award winners Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics). Tony winner Darko Tresnjak directs. Ahrens and Flaherty penned the tunes for the 1997 animated film on which the stage musical is based. They have expanded their score, which contains the songs "Once Upon a December" and "Journey to the Past," for the theatrical production.
The Broadway company is led by Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor, and Mary Beth Peil. They are joined in the cast by 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, Johnny Stellard, Mckayla Twiggs, and Allison Walsh.