Anastasia: The Musical


Anastasia: The Musical

Full-Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy  /  4f, 5m, 1girl(s)

Book by Terrence McNally
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

Inspired by the Twentieth Century Fox Motion Pictures by special arrangement with Buena Vista Theatrical
From the play by Marcelle Maurette as adapted by Guy Bolton

Her past is a mystery. Her future is an adventure.

Anastasia: The Musical is the spectacular new musical about discovering who you are and defining who you’re meant to be.

Image: 2017 Broadway Production (Matthew Murphy for MurphyMade)

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    4f, 5m, 1girl(s)
  • Duration
    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Adventure, Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Period, Romantic Comedy
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Appropriate for all audiences
  • Nominee! Two 2017 Tony Awards
    Nominee! Nine 2017 Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Musical



Note: Licensing for Anastasia: The Musical is currently available in the UK and Eire only to schools and amateur youth groups with performers aged 19 and under. International rights are available in selected territories.

From Tony winners Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, creators of such Broadway classics as Ragtime and Once On This Island, this dazzling show transports its audience 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 con man and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love and family.


Helmed by Tony Award-winning director Darko Tresnjak, Anastasia made its world premiere at Hartford Stage in Connecticut, completing a sold-out, record-breaking run before transferring to Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre on March 23, 2017. Anastasia has also been seen on national tour in the United States and garnered Best Musical awards in Germany, the Netherlands and Spain.

Principals (3f; 3m)
Anya / Princess Anastasia
Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna
Countess Lily Malevsky-Malevitch

Vlad Popov    
Gleb Vaganov

Supporting Roles (1f; 1 girl; 2m)
Tsarina Alexandra
Young Anastasia

Count Leopold
Tsar Nicholas II

Maria Romanov
Odette in Swan Lake
Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake
Von Rothbart in Swan Lake
Count Ipolitov
Alexi Romanov
Tatiana Romanov
Olga Romanov

Cast count does not include Ensemble.

  • Time Period 1920s, 1910s / WWI, 1900-1910
  • Setting

    Act I: Saint Petersburg, 1907, 1917 and 1927.
    Act II: Paris, 1927.

  • Features Period Costumes
  • Duration More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Cautions
    • Mild Adult Themes


“A[n]...emotionally rich and expertly crafted new musical.” – Variety

Anastasia is the real thing! Fantastical, intelligent, well-crafted, and exhilarating! – Wall Street Journal

“A serious hit! Broadway’s got a bright new star, and its name is Anastasia!” – NBC New York

“An irresistible and sumptuous fairy tale!” – Frank Rizzo, Variety

FOUR STARS **** “A sweeping adventure!” – TimeOut New York

“A fairy tale whose princess chooses her own kind of prince.” – David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter


  • Anastasia Montage

  • Journey to Broadway

  • Meet Dmitry

  • Christy Altomare and Liz Callaway: "Journey to the Past"


  • Anastasia: The Musical

    Image: 2021 US National Tour Production (Jeremy Daniel)

  • Anastasia: The Musical

    Image: 2021 US National Tour Production (Jeremy Daniel)

  • Anastasia: The Musical

    Image: 2017 Broadway Production (Matthew Murphy for MurphyMade)

  • Anastasia: The Musical

    Image: 2017 Broadway Production (Matthew Murphy for MurphyMade)

  • Anastasia: The Musical

    Image: 2017 Broadway Production (Matthew Murphy for MurphyMade)

  • Anastasia: The Musical

    Image: 2017 Broadway Production (Matthew Murphy for MurphyMade)

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Music Samples

Act I

1. Opening Fanfare and Opening Scene – Ensemble
2. "Once Upon a December" – Dowager Empress & Young Anastasia
3. "The Last Dance of the Romanovs" – Ensemble
4. "A Rumor in St. Petersburg" – Dmitry, Vlad & Ensemble
4A. Underscore After A Rumor – Orchestra
5. "In My Dreams" – Anya & Offstage Female Chorus
5A. After “In My Dreams” (Underscore) – Orchestra
5B. "The Rumors Never End" – Gleb & Ensemble
6. "Learn To Do It" – Vlad, Dmitry & Anya
6A. "Learn To Do It (Reprise)" – Anya
7. "The Neva Flows" – Gleb & Anya
8. "The Neva Flows (Reprise)" – Drunks
9. "My Petersburg" – Dmitry & Anya
10. "Once Upon a December" – Anya & Ensemble
10A. "A Secret She Kept" – Anya
10B. Vlad Underscore/Transition to Train Station – Orchestra
11. "Stay, I Pray You – Count Ipolitov, Anya, Dmitry, Vlad & Ensemble
12. "We'll Go From There" – Anya, Dmitry, Vlad & Ensemble
12A. Jump! – Orchestra
13. "Traveling Sequence"/"Still" – Gleb, Gorlinsky, Anya, Vlad & Dmitry
14. "Journey to the Past" – Anya

Act II

15. "Paris Holds the Key (To Your Heart)" – Vlad, Anya, Dmitry & Ensemble
15A. "Paris Holds the Key (Reprise)" – Anya
16. Transition to Dowager - Orchestra
17. "Close the Door" – Dowager Empress
17A. Underscore Before "Land of Yesterday" – Orchestra
18. "Land of Yesterday" – Lily, Leopold & Ensemble
19. "The Countess and the Common Man" – Vlad & Lily
19A. Reprises: "The Countess" and "Land of Yesterday" – Lily, Vlad & Gleb
20. "A Nightmare" – Romanov Children, Tsar, Tsarina & Anya
21. "In a Crowd of Thousands" – Dmitry & Anya
22. Arriving at the Ballet/"Meant to Be" – Vlad
23. "Quartet at the Ballet" – Anya, Dmitry, Dowager Empress, Gleb & Ensemble
24. "Everything to Win" – Dmitry
24A. Transition to Hotel Room – Orchestra
24B. Anya/Hotel Underscore – Orchestra
24C. "Once Upon a December (Reprise)" – Anya & Dowager Empress
25. "The Press Conference" – Lily, Vlad & Ensemble
25A. "Everything To Win (Reprise)" – Anya, Gleb
26. "Still/The Neva Flows (Reprise)" – Gleb & Ensemble
27. "Finale: Once Upon a December" – Company

  • Musical Style Classic Broadway, Contemporary Broadway
  • Dance Requirements Moderate
  • Vocal DemandsModerate
  • Orchestra Size Large
  • Chorus Size Medium

Licensing & Materials

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25   Vocal Book
1   Piano-Vocal (Act 1) (rehearsal)
1   Piano-Vocal (Act 2) (rehearsal)

1   Reed 1 – Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet & Alto Sax
1   Reed 2 – Flute, Clarinet & Tenor Sax
1   Reed 3 – Bassoon, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet & Bari Sax
1   Horn
1   Trumpet – doubles Flügelhorn
1   Trombone
1   Drums/Percussion – Drum Set, Timpani, Snare, Sus. Cym., Crotales, Glock., Chimes, Bell Tree, Mark Tree, Glock., Triangle, Tambourine, Wood Block, Castanets, T-Blox, Cow Bell, Shaker & Sleigh Bells 
1   Keyboard 1-Conductor (Act 1) (performance)
1   Keyboard 1-Conductor (Act 2) (performance)
1   Keyboard 2
1   Violin 1 (1 player)
1   Violin 2/Viola  (1 player)
1   Cello  (1 player)
1   Bass
25   Vocal Book
1   Piano-Vocal (Act 1) (rehearsal & performance)
1   Piano-Vocal (Act 2) (rehearsal & performance)


Terrence McNally

Terrence McNally (1938-2020) was the recipient of the 2019 Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement, the 2019 Dramatist Guild Lifetime Achievement Award, and the 2019 Lucille Lortel Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2018, he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. ...

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Stephen Flaherty

Stephen Flaherty (Music) has enjoyed a musical partnership with lyricist/bookwriter Lynn Ahrens since 1983. They are considered the foremost theatrical songwriting team of their generation.

For Broadway’s Ragtime they won the Tony Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Aw ...
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Lynn Ahrens

Lynn Ahrens (Lyrics) has enjoyed a musical partnership with composer Stephen Flaherty since 1983. They are considered the foremost theatrical songwriting team of their generation.

For Broadway’s Ragtime, Ahrens and Flaherty won the Tony Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circ ...

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