Anya

Original Broadway Cast (1965)

Credits

Staff

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Conductor
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Producer
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Engineer


Cast

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Anya
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Dowager Empress
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Josef
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Chernov
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Bounine
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Prince Paul
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Katrina
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Petrovin
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Tinka
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Sleigh Driver
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Count Drivinitz
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Sergei
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Second Policeman
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Olga
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Nurse
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Yegor
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Anouchka
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Police Sergeant
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Count Dorn
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Masha
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Baroness Livenbaum
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Balalaika Player
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Father
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Genia, the Countess Hohenstadt
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Mother
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First Policeman
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Countess Drivinitz


Track List


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  • Choral Prelude: Anya
  • A Song from Somewhere .... Chorus / Anya
  • Vodka, Vodka! .... Katrina, Josef and Emigrés
  • So Proud .... Bounine, Chernov, Petrovin and Josef
  • Homeward .... Katrina and Emigrés
  • Snowflakes and Sweethearts: The Snowbird Song .... Tinka, Anya, Father and Peasants
  • Six Palaces
  • Hand in Hand .... Anya, Bounine, Chernov and Petrovin / Anya and Prince Paul
  • On That Day .... Chernov, Petrovin, Josef and Katrina
  • This Is My Kind of Love .... Anya and Bounine
  • On That Day (reprise) .... Prince Paul and Chorus (Investors)
  • That Prelude! .... Katrina, Petrovin, Josef, Chernov, Bounine, Policeman
  • A Quiet Land .... Anya
  • Here Tonight, Tomorrow Where? .... Chernov, Petrovin and Josef
  • Leben Sie Wohl .... Katrina and Policeman
  • If This Is Goodbye .... Anya and Bounine
  • Little Hands .... The Empress and Anya
  • All Hail the Empress
  • Choral Finale: Anya .... Emigrés and Chorus

Trivia & History

The original LP issue lists two numbers not on the recording as issued: "Now Is My Moment" and "A Sense of Love and Humor." It also lists timings for them, as it does for all the numbers. Both numbers were cut from the show before it opened on Broadway. The fact that not only were the titles listed but timings were given suggests that the songs were recorded, but they have never been issued, neither on the original United Artists LP release nor on the Kritzerland CD issue.

The notes in the booklet for the Kritzerland issue state that the recording was made the Sunday after the Broadway opening. Contemporary reports from Billboard, however, state that the recording was not only made prior to the Broadway opening but it was released, though perhaps on a limited basis, prior to the Broadway opening. One of the articles in Billboard states that the recording was available two weeks before the opening. Since there were two weeks of previews and no out-of-town tryout preceding the first previews on Broadway (a planned out-of-town tryout having been canceled), it seems that the recording session may have happened even before the first public performance.

All of this is supported by a statement from Robert Wright that appeared in an interview with him published in the booklet for the original issue of the recording of the score of Wright and Forrest's revised version of Anya, which has gone by several titles over the years. The recording was originally issued as The Anastasia Affaire. In that interview, Wright said: "They had recorded the show two weeks before the opening, just before previews began at the Ziegfeld."

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