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Toronto: The Canadian premiere of “Anastasia” runs December 3, 2019-January 12, 2020
Thursday, November 14, 2019
ANASTASIA, the new Broadway musical begins performances December 3, 2019 through January 12, 2020 at Toronto's Ed Mirvish Theatre.
From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime and inspired by the beloved films, ANASTASIA is the new Broadway musical that’s “one of the most gorgeous shows in years!” (New York Observer). This dazzling show 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.
ANASTASIA features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, a lush, new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) and direction by Tony Award-winning director Darko Tresnjak.
Our ANASTASIA cast includes Lila Coogan as Anya, Jake Levy as Dmitry, Jason Michael Evans as Gleb, Joy Franz as Dowager Empress, Tari Kelly as Countess Lily, Edward Staudenmayer as Vlad and Eloise Vaynshtok as Little Anastasia. Our company welcomes new cast member MaddieKay Harris as Little Anastasia. The current ANASTASIA ensemble includes Ronnie S. Bowman Jr., Kylie Victoria Edwards, Alison Ewing, Hannah Florence, Jeremiah Ginn, Brad Greer, Tamra Hayden, Lucy Horton, Fred Inkley, Kourtney Keitt, Ryan Mac, Mark MacKillop, Daniel Z. Miller, Kenneth Michael Murray, Taylor Quick, Sareen Tchekmedyian, and Lyrica Woodruff.
The creative team includes Peggy Hickey (Choreography), 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), Lawrence Goldberg (Music Direction), Doug Besterman (Orchestrations), David Chase (Dance Arranger), casting by Telsey + Company/Craig Burns, CSA.
ANASTASIA completed its two-year Broadway run on March 31, 2019 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Critics exclaimed “Ahrens and Flaherty have chosen the right moments to musicalize, and their score here sounds complete and full — one of the season’s strongest! (NBC)” and “Smartly adapted by Terrence McNally, Anastasia is a sweeping adventure, romance and historical epic whose fine craftsmanship will satisfy musical-theater fans (Time Out)”. The new musical has played to sold out crowds on Broadway and across North America on its first national tour, in addition to garnering multiple Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards and nominations.
The original Broadway cast recording is available at BroadwayRecords.com, Amazon.com and iTunes. The 75-minute album includes the Academy Award-nominated favorite “Journey to the Past” alongside new numbers from the show such as Christy Altomare’s haunting “In My Dreams,” Ramin Karimloo’s passionate “Still,” and Derek Klena’s heart-racing “My Petersburg.”
ANASTASIA on tour is produced by Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor, Tom Kirdahy, Hunter Arnold, 50 Church Street Productions, The Shubert Organization, Elizabeth Dewberry & Ali Ahmet Kocabiyik, Carl Daikeler, Warner/Chappell Music, 42nd.Club/Phil Kenny, Judith Ann Abrams Productions, Broadway Asia/Umeda Arts Theater, Peter May, David Mirvish, Sandi Moran, Seoul Broadcasting System, LD Entertainment/Sally Cade Holmes, Seriff Productions, Van Dean, Tamar Climan in association with Hartford Stage.
December 3, 2019 – January 12, 2020
Ed Mirvish Theatre – 244 Victoria Street
Performance Schedule: Tue to Sat 7:30PM, Wed 1:30PM, Sat & Sun 1:30PM
No evening performances Dec 24, 25, 31 & Jan 1.
Added performances: Dec 23 7:30PM, Dec 24 1:30PM, Dec 27 1:30PM, Dec 30 & 31 1:30PM
Open Captioned Performance: January 12, 2PM