Broadway Musical Anastasia Goes Global

By Reuters
Reuters
Reuters
September 28, 2018 Updated: September 28, 2018

The Broadway producers of the musical “Anastasia” are taking the successful show around the world.

To celebrate the launch, actresses from the original show, the U.S. tour, Germany and Spain filmed a multilingual music video at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York.

“From very early on we discovered that our show had broad international appeal. If you stand in our lobby you hear language—people speaking languages from all over the world,” said lead producer Tom Kirdahy.

“So, we thought let’s celebrate the international flavor of our show and bring our Spanish Anya and bring our German Anya and bring our touring Anya right here to Broadway where it all began,” he added.

The show will premiere in Madrid, Spain on October 3 with Jana Gómez in the lead role.

“I think she’s a very independent woman who makes her own decisions and above all I think she’s the heroine of the musical,” said Gómez.

On Nov. 15 Germany actress Judith Caspari will make her debut in Stuttgart and the U.S. national tour will begin on Oct. 9.

There are plans to open shows in Holland, Korea, Japan, Mexico, Australia, Brazil.

Reuters