Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Anastasia Broadway | Alexander Dodge Scenic Design
www.livedesignonline.com/theatre: It’s a rumor, a legend, a mystery—the biggest con in history. Written by Terrence McNally with music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Anastasia explores the wishful theory that one daughter survived the mass murder of the Romanov family after the Bolshevik Revolution in 1918. Inspired by the 1956 film and 1997 animated film, the musical focuses on Anya, an amnesiac orphan, who falls in with two con men. As they train her to impersonate the youngest daughter of the deceased tsar, they begin to wonder if she may actually be the Grand Duchess Anastasia herself.