Kyla Stone is set to lead the national tour of Anastasia beginning on October 19, when the show plays the Palace Theatre in Connecticut before heading out on a 40-city tour. Stone will be the first Black actress to play the role of Anya in any production worldwide.
“We are thrilled to welcome Kyla Stone to the group of amazing actresses who have brought Anya to life, and we look forward to showcasing this entire cast to communities all over the country,” said director Darko Tresnjak.
Stone earned her BFA in Theatre Performance at Chapman University and her credits include playing Johanna in Sweeney Todd at Hangar Theatre as well as regional productions of 9 to 5, The Who’s Tommy and more.
Joining her in the production will be Sam McLellan as Dmitry, Brandon Delgado as Gleb, Gerri Weagraff as Dowager Empress, Bryan Seastrom as Vlad, Madeline Raube as Countess Lily and Taya Diggs and Marley Sophia as Little Anastasia. The ensemble includes Lance Timothy Barker, William Aaron Bishop, Harrison Drake, Thomas Henke, Dakota Hoar, Leslie Jackson, Veronica Rae Jiao, Evin Johnson, Ceron Jones, Madeline Kendall, Lizzy Marie Legregin, Victoria Madden, Christian McQueen, Elizabeth Ritacco, Taylor Stanger, Sarah Statler and Lauren Teyke.
From the Tony-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime and inspired by the beloved films, Anastasia transports audiences from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.
Anastasia features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, a new score by composer Stephen Flaherty and lyricist Lynn Ahrens and direction by director Tresnjak.
Get to know more about Stone in an exclusive interview on an upcoming episode of The Broadway Show.