Anastasia Is Now in Rehearsals on Broadway

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 27: Actress Kelli Barrett attends the after party for the Broadway opening night of "Baby It's You" at Bowlmor Times Square on April 27, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Kelli Barrett; Photo: Slaven Vlasic

Rehearsals for the musical (based on the 1997 animated film) kicked off last week, according to, with the lead role of Anya filled by Kelli Barrett, last seen in Baby, It's You! Also taking part in the reading is the one and only Angela Lansbury (playing the dowager empress) and Patrick Page (as the villain Vladimir), who is fresh off his stint as the Green Goblin in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark