DRAMA GETS MUSICAL: ANATASIA DEBUTS AT BASS CONVERT HALL FEB. 12-17

Stephen Brower (Dmitry), Lila Coogan (Anya) and Edward Staudenmayer (Vlad).
Photo by Matthew Murphy

The magic happens February 12-17, 2019 at the Bass Concert Hall at U.T., thanks to Lexus Broadway in Austin presented by Texas Performing Arts. That’s when the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime and inspired by the beloved films, ANASTASIA, the new Broadway musical – a dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman 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. Russian intrigue and drama galore.

ANASTASIA features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, a lush, new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) and direction by Tony Award-winning director Darko Tresnjak.

ANASTASIA, currently celebrating an open-ended run on Broadway,began performances on March 23, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) with critics exclaiming “Ahrens and Flaherty have chosen the right moments to musicalize, and their score here sounds complete and full — one of the season’s strongest! (NBC)” and “Smartly adapted by Terrence McNally, Anastasia is a sweeping adventure, romance and historical epic whose fine craftsmanship will satisfy musical-theater fans (Time Out)”. The new musical has played to sold out crowds on Broadway since officially opening in April 2017, in addition to garnering multiple Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards and nominations.

Beth Stafford Laird, Alison Ewing, Lucy Horton, Kourtney Keitt, Brianna Abruzzo, Claire Rathbun, Taylor Quick, Mary Illes and Sareen Tchekmedyian (Female Ensemble). Photo by Matthew Murray

THE DETAILS:

WHO:             Lexus Broadway in Austin presented by Texas Performing Arts

WHAT:           ANASTASIA

WHEN:          February 12 – 17, 2019

                      Tuesday – Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sunday at 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.

WHERE:        Bass Concert Hall | 2350 Robert Dedman Drive | Austin, TX 78712

TICKETS:      Tickets are available at BroadwayinAustin.com, texasperformingarts.org, the Bass Concert Hall ticket office, all Texas Box Office Outlets, by phone at (512) 477-6060.  For groups of 10 or more, call (877) 275-3804 or email Austin.groups@broadwayacrossamerica.com

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