Angela Lansbury’s Broadway revival continues, with BroadwayWorld.com reporting she’s been cast as the Empress Dowager in the upcoming Anastasia — the same role she voiced in Fox Animation’s 1997 hit. Along with five songs from the film, fifteen new ones will be written, a ratio that, if applied to the original cast, would make for a very appealing marquee. We’re pulling for Christopher Lloyd to return as Rasputin and Hank Azaria in a bat suit as Bartok, who was truly the best part of that movie. Just imagine Azaria kicking Anastasia in the shin: showstopper!
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16: Actress Angela Lansbury attends the 12th Annual Monte Cristo Awards at The Edison Ballroom on April 16, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images) Photo: Michael Loccisano/2012 Getty Images