HAVE YOU HEARD? There's a new royal Princess about to embark on a unforgettable JOURNEY on the road. It has been announced that Beth Stafford Laird has been tapped as the new leading lady of the National Tour of Anastasia The Musical. Beginning April 7th, 2020 when the tour hits Tulsa, OK, the actress (who also appeared on the National Tours of Newsies, Ghost the Musical, and Beauty and the Beast) will succeed original touring leading lady Lila Coogan in the titular role (nicknamed "Anya"). For Laird, she is no stranger to playing the young orphan struggling with amnesia finding out who she is. She previously understudied the role (going on for Coogan various times) when the tour first began in 2018.
For Lila Coogan, she will bid DASVIDANIYA and take her final bow on April 5th, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN.
Meanwhile for Beth Stafford Laird, she will play "Anya" for the remainder of the run of tour. ANASTASIA will continue traveling across North America through the Spring and Summer playing various cities including….
New Orleans, LA,
Salt Lake City, UT,
and will officially close in Atlanta, GA on August 2nd, 2020.
Following the closing of the 1st Equity National Tour of ANASTASIA, a 2nd Non-Equity National Touring company will GO FROM THERE and take on the JOURNEY.
IN ADDITION: With the recent news of the Coronavirus, the current tour of ANASTASIA has suspended / cancelled performances in Fayetteville, AR and Louisville, KY. The tour will resume up in Minneapolis, MN.
Who is excited for Beth taking over as the fulltime touring "Anya"?
Thoughts on everything happening with the tour?
Meet Anastasia on tour's new Anya, Beth Stafford Laird, who rejoins the national tour of Broadway's Anastasia beginning April 7, 2020.
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