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Russia’s Anna Karenina musical set to hit big screens in US, UK

March 01, 21:06 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The musical premiered at the Moscow Operetta Theater in 2016

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MOSCOW, March 1. /TASS/. Anna Karenina musical by the Moscow Operetta Theater will hit cinemas in the United States and the United Kingdom this March, the theater’s press service said on Friday.

"In March 2019, thanks to cooperation with foreign companies Vault International Productions (VIPRO) and Stage Russia HD Anna Karenina will be shown at cinemas in such cities as San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, New York, Beverly Hills, Philadelphia, Seattle, London and others," the theater said.

According to Stage Russia HD Director Eddie Aronoff, the musical production based on the masterpiece by Leo Tolstoy will be interesting for both Russians living abroad and the Western audience.

"This is an amazing story told in a simple language and it is magnificently filmed and beautifully presented. The film’s creators scored a hit and we are glad to become part of this success story," he said, according to the press release. Ekaterina Guseva, Sergey Lee, Natalia Bystrova, Alexander Marakulin, Denis Demkiv, Maxim Zausalin, Andrey Alexandrin, Lika Rulla and others will be among the cast members.

The Anna Karenina musical premiered at the Moscow Operetta Theater in 2016. The next year South Korea’s Seoul Art Center bought a license on staging it. The film version of the popular musical was created last year and it has appeared on big screens in Russia and South Korea.

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