This Broadway version of Anastasia transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman – Anastasia 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.
When I knew I was going to New York, a lot of people recommended we attend the Anastasia musical on Broadway. Seeing that I am a huge fan of the Disney movie, I booked my tickets and counted down the days till I would be in New York. We arrived with our paper tickets in hand 30 minutes at Broadhurst Theatre before the show to begin lining up. We were in the area early, so we just decided to wait.
Anastasia has lottery tickets for $42 through a daily digital lottery at www.anastasiabroadwaylottery.com . The lottery opens at midnight on the day of each performance. The lottery closes at 9am for matinees and 2pm for evening performances. It’s a good way to score cheap tickets.
The theatre is pretty small compared to the other large theatres in Times Square, so if you don’t get a close seat, don’t worry too much as each seat is pretty good. We got 3rd row in the balcony closer to the right side of the theatre.
The sets, costumes, and score including favourites from the animated film – “Journey to the Past” and “Once Upon a December”. They did include a few new songs, which I loved the addition. The show is a total of around 2 hours and 45 minutes.
I really enjoyed the show from beginning to end. I was so happy they removed all the supernatural elements that were in the animated film since it wouldn’t make sense to have a talking bat like Bartok as part of the storyline.
After the show
When you wait around after the show, the cast some out to meet the fans before heading home. It’s a great chance to get some picture, get an autograph, and even say hello. When I was here, I caught a glimpse of Christy Altomare (Anya) and Derek Klena (Dmitry).
I absolutely loved this show and would highly recommend it to anyone visiting New York.