by Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Mirvish). Romantic musical, inspired by the films, about the twilight of the Russian empire and a young woman’s quest to discover the mystery of her past. Opens Dec 3 and runs to Jan 12, see website for schedule. $39-$175.
Loosely based on the 1997 animated film, this touring Broadway musical deals with the legend of the Grand Duchess Anastasia, thought to be the only survivor of the royal Romanov family after the Russian Revolution. The story is overly complicated and derivative, and theres little complexity in the shows politics. But the production is handsome and efficient, the lyrics and score evoking old world nostalgia and the performances full of life and verve.
NNN (Glenn Sumi)
Location - Ed Mirvish Theatre