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I don’t foresee a similar fate for “Anastasia,” which originated at Hartford Stage in Connecticut and is directed by Darko Tresnjak (a Tony winner for his ingenious staging of “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder”), with choreography both stately and antic by Peggy Hickey.The cartoon version from 1997 is very fondly remembered by people who saw it as tweens, especially girls.Come to think of it, Anastasia the person, played by Christy Altomare, has it easy compared with “Anastasia” the musical.She has to worry only about whether she’s really a princess.It is a reminder, among other things, that bloody periods of history, like the Russian Revolution, do not naturally lend themselves to perky song and dance.(Yes, I know, I know — there are the stunning exceptions of “Les Misérables” and “Miss Saigon,” but would anyone ever describe these grim behemoths as perky?And “Hamilton” is its own animal.)It’s a challenge not to wince, for example, during the unspooling of a plot that segues from the execution of the Russian royal family to plucky comic numbers about hard times in the newborn Soviet Union. But a con man who remembers more glamorous days does, mournfully recalling: “I hobnobbed with the royals/ But then a change of luck./ The czar was dead, the royals fled, and comrade, now we’re stuck!
Fans of the 1997 movie may be disappointed to learn that its archvillain, Rasputin, and his winged assistant, Bartok the bat, have been banished from the show.Their replacement is a humorless but handsome apparatchik, Gleb (Ramin Karimloo, a veteran of grand operas, looking embarrassed), who finds himself strangely drawn to Anya.