Operetta - Original

Ziegfeld Theatre

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  • First Preview: November 15, 1965
  • Opening Date: November 29, 1965
  • Closing Date: December 11, 1965
  • Previews: 16
  • Performances: 16

Book: George Abbott, Guy Bolton

Lyrics: Robert Wright, George Forrest

Music: Robert Wright, George Forrest


A former Russian Cossack general discovers a young woman in a Berlin psychiatric ward who claims to be the Grand Duchess Anastasia, the princess thought to have been killed with her family during the Russian Revolution. The general plans to reunite the woman with Anastasia's grandmother, the Dowager Empress, in hope of profit, in this musical adaptation of the play and film Anastasia.


Opening Night Cast

Constance Towers Anya
Boris Aplon Josef
Lawrence Brooks Count Drivinitz
Jack Dabdoub in Anya Jack Dabdoub Sergei
Lillian Gish Dowager Empress
Elizabeth Howell Countess Drivinitz
George S. Irving Chernov
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Opening Night Production Credits

George Abbott George Abbott Book
Guy Bolton Guy Bolton Book
  Robert Wright Music
  George Forrest Music
  Robert Wright Lyrics
  George Forrest Lyrics
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1966 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Robert Randolph Nominee
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