'Anastasia' Broadway Musical Can't Dodge Copyright Suit

Law360, New York (January 25, 2017, 3:02 PM EST) -- A Manhattan federal judge on Tuesday refused to toss out a copyright lawsuit filed over a planned “Anastasia” musical on Broadway, saying it was too early to rule on the argument that the suit is trying to monopolize historical facts.

The heirs of playwright Marcelle Maurette, who wrote her own 1952 play on the famous Russian princess, sued Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally in December over the planned musical — an adaptation of the 1997 animated film that’s set to debut in April.

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Case Information

Case Title

de Becdelievre v. McNally et al

Case Number



New York Southern

Nature of Suit



Alvin K. Hellerstein

Date Filed

December 8, 2016

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