There is no denying that I am a huge Disney fan, but if there was one movie (or princess) that I had to name that could surpass my love for Disney, it would be 20th Century Fox’s Anastasia.
Imagine how happy I was when I found out they’re making a musical for it!
The producers of Anastasia on Broadway are planning to stage the show around the world and it’s been confirmed that they’ve added Australia on to their list.
Germany, Spain, Russia, Japan and China are some of the other locations they’re planning to visit but what matters the most is that this classic, heart-warming movie will be gracing our sandy shores. And if that’s not enough to get you excited, Disney is also set to release a live action version of the 1997 hit in 2019. This news was released after they officially purchased the rights for the movie.
“We don’t take this lightly. We know people all around the world love Anastasia and we’ll treat it with the same respect we’ve given Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar. Fans will be excited to know we’re producing a live-action version of the story, set to be released in 2019, and a Broadway musical will also be brought to life,” President of the Walt Disney Company Bob Iger stated.
It’s unclear whether the musical will be tied in any way to the Walt Disney live action but who cares!
Are you excited about this news too? What songs are you dying to hear live in a musical? Let us know in the comments below.
– Written by Patricia “Patty” Tamayo