Anastasia is one of my all-time favorite animated movies, which is why I was overjoyed when I heard that it was being turned into a broadway musical.
Well, Anastasia: The Musical finally had its opening night at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York on Monday --- and you can watch a preview of it below!
I HAVE GOT TO GO TO NEW YORK RIGHT NOW!
Actress Christy Altomare has been cast in the title role, and apparently she's killing it so far.
Important side note: Rasputin[and his little bat sidekick, Bartok] do not appear in Anastasia: The Musical. The writers who adapted Anastasia for the stage thought a more realistic villain was necessary.
"Basically, there’s a new character who represents the Communist Regime. He’s a contemporary, more of a contemporary figure. He’s in post-revolutionary Russia, he’s a Czechist as they called them," songwriter Lynn Ahres told reporters at Playbill.
You can learn more about the broadway adaptation in the videos below.
What do you think about Anastasia: The Musical?