Monday, June 18, 2012

Anastasia is Coming to Broadway!

If you are a girl born in the late 80's or early 90's, you were the prime age for the release of the animated film Anastasia. This FOX (anyone who is a true Anastasia fan knows that this is NOT a Disney flick) movie spurred a Russian monarchy obsession in many 4-8 year old girls, but few lasted as far as mine - I spent my sophomore year of high school spring break trip to France reading Romanov biographies every free moment I had and I've had a cutout of Bartok on my college bulletin board. Vulture recently informed me that the movie will be coming to the stage sometime in the future (no word yet on the timing).

However, Angela Lansbury will be reprising her role as the Dowager Empress in the show. An original cast member who is also a Broadway veteran? Bodes well for the show, which will incorporate an overwhelming 15 new songs in addition to 5 from the original. (Although, according to the count on my iTunes, there are six songs from the original - which is getting the cut?) I have to admit, I'm probably most excited to see Bartok, my favorite animated bat, brought to life. Check out Imagine Casting's ideas for the prime cast. I'm loving the thought of Sierra Boggess, Brian D'Arcy James and Aaron Tveit (perfect choice for the hottest cartoon character of all time).

(Also, this was my 100th post! Can't believe I've made it this far!)


  1. ugh I can't wait for this! I love the movie anastasia and that whole story in general.

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  2. I loved the animated movie!! and congrats for the 100th post! I just found out this blog and loving it already! Dropping in to say hello!:-) Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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