Book a Date with Tiff from Mostly YA Lit

Welcome to the newest feature on Andi’s ABCs, Book a Date, a post about something you are excited for that is releasing in the future. It can be a TV show, a movie (in the theater or out on DVD), a clothing line, a video game, a graphic novel, and of course a book. Actually it can be anything you want.  If you would like more information or would like to sign-up you can click HERE.

Who booked a date this week? Tiff from Mostly YA Lit.

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Hi guys, I’m excited to tell you all about my Book a Date – which kind of ties into Andi’s date from a few weeks ago. Andi talked about her upcoming trip to New York with Gail from Ticket to Anywhere…but it never would have happened without MY Book a Date (Ha, Andi, did you even know this?!).

A few years ago, I heard inklings that there might be a musical made from the 1997 Fox animated movie Anastasia.

Anastasia has the distinction of being one of the most underrated animated movies I’ve ever seen (and I’m not the only one who thinks this). It has an incredible soundtrack, an interesting story (very loosely based on the Romanovs of Imperial Russia), and one of the best hate-to-love romances ever. I loved it when I was an early teen, and I’m not ashamed to say that I sing all of the songs whenever I’m at karaoke.

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Late last year, I heard that the musical was being brought to Broadway! I immediately asked around to see who was interested in going. Answer? Tons of people. But the one who was most interested was Gail.

And we were both even more intensely interested when we saw this preview of stars Christy Altomare and Derek Klena singing some of the songs.

So when I found out I got a media pass to Book Expo America in New York, I immediately contacted Gail and discussed the possibility of going to see it during that week. Gail made it a weekend and invited Andi. And now I get to see two of my fave bloggers in one of my favorite cities.

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And of course, just as exciting, I get to see this production of Anastasia on Broadway in its initial run on June 2nd. I’ve heard that they’ve updated the story (thank goodness they’re actually giving weight to the Russian revolution), and I’m excited to see that. There are new songs and new characters. I really feel like this is going to be better than the movie I loved as a child, and I can’t wait to see one of my favorite stories come to life in a bigger, better way.

So tell me: Have you guys seen Anastasia the movie? Would you be interested in seeing the musical? Would you book this date?

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Thanks Tiff for Booking a Date!

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4 Comments

    1. You should totally go, Kristin! I am obsessed with those videos of Christy and Derek singing…it was SO expensive (especially with the exchange rate), but I couldn’t not see it. I love that movie so much.

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