ANASTASIA opens Broadway season 22-23 at BJCC Concert Hall

The American Theater Guild will present the new Broadway musical ANASTASIA. This production is part of the BROADWAY IN BIRMINGHAM SERIES and will take the stage at the BJCC Concert Hall from October 25 to 30, 2022.

Tickets for ANASTASIA start at $40 and are available for purchase at BroadwayInBirmingham.com or by calling 1-800-982-2787. Discounts on group tickets for ages 10 and up are available by contacting Groups@ATGuild.org.

From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime and inspired by the beloved films, ANASTASIA is the new Broadway musical that is “one of the most magnificent shows in years!” (New York Observer). This dazzling spectacle transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of 1920s Paris, 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 help of a dashing con man and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together they embark on an epic adventure to help her find a home, love and family.

The cast includes Veronica Stern as Anya, Willem Butler as Dmitry, Ben Edquist as Gleb, Gerri Weagraff as Empress Dowager, Bryan Seastrom as Vlad, Madeline Raube as Countess Lily, and Leela Chopra and Alexandrya Salazar as Little Anastasia. The set includes Kaitlyn Jackson, Lance Timothy Barker, William Aaron Bishop, Billy McGavin, Louis Brogna, Zachary Bigelow, Thalia Atallah, Alec Lloyd, Amy Smith, Amin Fuson, Victoria Madden, Aidan Ziegler-Hansen, Brooklyn Libao, Rebecca Hartman, Lathan A. Roberts, Sarah Statler and Lauren Teyke.

ANASTASIA features a book by acclaimed late playwright Terrence McNally, a lush new score from the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics), and tour direction by Sarah Hartman based under the original direction of Tony Award®-winning director Darko Tresnjak.

The creative team also includes Peggy Hickey (original choreographer), Bill Burns (choreographer), Alexander Dodge (set design), Linda Cho (costume design), Donald Holder (lighting design), Peter Hylenski (sound design), Aaron Rhyne (Projection Design), Charles G. LaPointe (Hair/Wig Design), Joe Dulude II (Makeup Design), Tom Murray (Music Supervision), Jeremy Lyons (Music Direction), Doug Besterman (Orchestrations), David Chase (Dance arranger) and casting by Jason Styres, ASC.

ANASTASIA began its Broadway performances in March 2017 at the Broadhurst Theater with critics exclaiming “Ahrens and Flaherty picked the right times to musicalize, and their score here sounds full and complete – one of the strongest of the season! (NBC)” and “Cleverly adapted from Terrence McNally, Anastasia is an adventure, romance and historical epic whose craftsmanship will satisfy (Time Out) musical fans”.

The show played to sold-out Broadway for over 3 years before expanding its global “Fanastasia” community with touring productions across North America and in Japan, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands. . Globally, the show has been played over 2,500 times and sold 3.4 million tickets. Additionally, the show has won over 15 major international awards, including Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards and Best New Musical in Spain, Germany and the Netherlands.

The original Broadway cast recording is available on BroadwayRecords.com, Amazon.com and iTunes. The 75-minute album includes Oscar-nominated favorite “Journey to the Past” alongside new numbers from the show such as “In My Dreams”, “Still” and “My Petersburg”.

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