Star of Anastasia Christy Altomare filmed a special video introduction and lead male star Derek Klena performed “My Petersburg,” an original song from the musical .
Also in attendance Terrence McNally, considered one of the greatest living playwrights and writer of the book for Anastasia, took the stage to announce what just happened which took many years to come together. “It’s just tables and chairs in a bare room,” said the four-time Tony-winner. “They read through without holding a script or asking for lines. We went through without stopping and… it was pretty damn good.”
The show begins in Romanov Russia just before the collapse of the empire. Spending t time in the Soviet Union, then we go to Paris in the ’20s at the explosion of the Jazz Age,” McNally said. “It’s a huge canvas this show takes place on and a very thrilling one for a musical.”
Anastasia debuts on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre on April 24 (with previews beginning March 23).
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