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Anastasia Will Set Out on a Journey Across the Country

The show announces a North American tour on its first Broadway anniversary.

A scene from Anastasia at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre.
A scene from Anastasia at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre.
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To celebrate the anniversary of Anastasia's first Broadway performance, the musical has announced plans for a North American tour, set to launch this fall. The tour will begin in Schenectady (Proctors Theatre) this October before visiting over 30 cities in its first year, including Dallas, Denver, Philadelphia, and San Francisco, with additional cities to be announced soon.

Directed by Tony winner Darko Tresnjak, Anastasia opened at the Broadhurst Theatre on April 24, 2017. The musical features a book by Terrence McNally and an original score by Tony winners Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics). Ahrens and Flaherty penned the tunes for the 1997 animated film on which the stage musical is based, and have expanded their score, which contains the songs "Once Upon a December" and "Journey to the Past," for the theatrical production.

The story of Anastasia 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.

For more information about the touring schedule, click here.

For tickets to Anastasia on Broadway, click here.

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