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Hartford Stage's 'Anastasia' A World Premiere Bound For Broadway

Hartford Stage's 'Anastasia' A World Premiere Bound For Broadway

"Anastasia" lives!

The irresistible 20th-century legend of a young princess who escapes execution at the hands of Russian revolutionaries, then finds adventure and romance in Paris, has been the basis of two films — a 1956 live-action drama starring Ingrid Bergman and Yul Brynner and a 1997 animated musical featuring the voices of Meg Ryan and John Cusack.

"Anastasia" is now a stage show, having its world premiere May 12 through June 19 at Hartford Stage; it's already slated to move to Broadway.

The script, loosely based on both the earlier screenplays, is by Terrence McNally ("Love! Valour! Compassion!," "It's Only a Play"...

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