I didn’t really wanted to see Anastasia at the beginning. I wasn’t very interested in the Broadway adaptation of the 1997 adaptation film, since I already didn’t quite love that story so much when I first saw it. But honestly, I was surprised about the beautiful staging, music and performances.

Even though the story is very well known, it’s still very emotional and the audience clearly love it as they keep applauding after every single song. Probably because the performances of the main roles where amazing: Anastasia or Anya, Dmitry, Countess Lily and Anya’s grandmother, Dowager Empress. This last two give a master class of musical theatre as they dance and sing in their scenes, especially the one with Countess Lily dancing tap.

“Anastasia” the musical, which features a book by the acclaimed playwright Terrence McNally and songs by the Tony-winning team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. The Broadway play opened in New York this year and still doesn’t have an ending date. It was nominated for two Tony awards, including Best Actress in a Musical for Mary Beth Peil in the role of Anastasia.