Anastasia - A Rumor in St Petersburg Lyrics

2017 Broadway Production
ANASTASIA the Musical - A Rumor in St Petersburg Lyrics


"A Rumor in St Petersburg" is a song from Anastasia performed by Derek Klena (Dmitry), John Bolton (Vlad) and Ensemble.

DMITRY (spoken)
They can call it Leningrad, but it’ll always be Petersburg. New name same place.

WOMAN 1 (spoken)
I can have you arrested for saying that.

DMITRY (spoken)
But you won’t, little mother.
(sung)
They tell us times are better
But better they’re not
Can’t cook an empty promise
In an empty pot
A brighter day is dawning
It’s almost at hand
And are you poor and less than free
Well so’s all Russia equally

DMITRY & ENSEMBLE
Hail our great new land

WOMAN 2
St. Petersburg is lovely

MAN 1
The government is nice

WOMAN 1
It’s such a pleasant climate
If you don’t mind ice

MAN 2
We love to stand in bread lines
To get our moldy bread

ENSEMBLE
We’re good and loyal comrades
And our favorite color’s red

DMITRY
Now everyone is equal
Professors push the brooms

DMITRY & ENSEMBLE
Two dozen total strangers
Live in two small rooms
You hold a revolution
And here’s the price you pay

ENSEMBLE
Thank goodness for the gossip
Thank goodness for the gossip
Thank goodness for the gossip
That gets us through the day
Hey!
Have you heard
There’s a rumor in St Petersburg
Have you heard
What they’re saying on the street

DMITRY (spoken)
What?

MAN 3
Although the Tsar did not survive
One daughter may be still alive

ENSEMBLE
The Princess Anastasia

MAN 3
But please do not repeat

ENSEMBLE
It’s a rumor
A legend
A mystery
Something whispered in an alleyway
Or through a crack
It’s a rumor
That’s part of our history

WOMAN 3
They say her royal grandmama
Will pay a royal sum

ENSEMBLE
For someone who can bring the princess back

VLAD (spoken)
A new wanted poster. This time we’re both on it.
I should have gotten out of Russia when I still could.

DMITRY (spoken)
I have a plan Vlad.

VLAD (spoken)
Another one of your illegal schemes. Well count me out.

DMITRY (spoken)
We’re going to Paris.

VLAD (spoken)
Paris. I love Paris. Alright. Count me in.

DMITRY
It’s the rumor
The legend
The mystery
It’s the Princess Anastasia
Who will help us fly
You and I friend
Will go down
In history
We’ll find a girl to play the part
And teach her what to say
Dress her up and take her to Paris

VLAD
Imagine the reward
Her dear old grandmama will pay

DMITRY & VLAD
Who else could pull it off
But you and me

ANYA (spoken)
No!

GLEB (spoken)
It was a truck backfiring. That’s all. Those days are over. Neighbor against neighbor.
We are all comrades now. You’re still shaking. There’s a tea shop just steps from here.

ANYA (spoken)
Thank you.

GLEB (spoken)
What’s your hurry.

ANYA (spoken)
I can’t lose this job. They’re not easy to come by. Thank you.

MAN 4
A ruble for this painting
It’s Romanov I swear

MAN 5
Count Yusopov’s pajamas
Comrade buy the pair

MAN 2
I found this in the palace
Initialed with an “A”
It could be Anastasia’s
Now what will someone pay

DMITRY (spoken)
First we need something that might have been hers.

VLAD (spoken)
There’s more to being a princess than a prop.

DMITRY (spoken)
Something personal. How much is that music box?

MAN 2 (spoken)
Ah. The music box. It’s genuine Romanov. I could never part with it.

DMITRY (spoken)
Two can’s of beans comrade?

MAN 2 (spoken)
Done.

DMITRY (spoken)
Done. Do you believe in fairy tales?

VLAD (spoken)
When I was a child I did.

DMITRY (spoken)
We’re going to create a fairy tale the whole world will believe.
(sung)
It’s unlikely
But not inconceivable
That the Princess Anastasia
Has been found at last
If we’re careful
And make it believable

VLAD
And if the girl is gullible
And willing to be taught

DMITRY
Someone who will never have a clue

VLAD
We’re making grandma happy
And avoiding being caught

DMITRY & VLAD
Who else could pull it off
But me and you

DMITRY
We’ll be rich

VLAD
We’ll be rich

DMITRY
We’ll be out

VLAD
We’ll be out

DMITRY & VLAD
And St Petersburg will have some more
To talk about

ENSEMBLE
I heard it from a person
I heard it from a person
Who was sure that it was absolutely true
Shh!
Have you heard
There’s a rumor in St. Petersburg
Have you heard
What they’re saying on the street

ALL
Have you heard
There’s a rumor in St Petersburg
Have you heard
Comrade what do you suppose

VLAD
A fascinating mystery

DMITRY
The biggest con in history

ALL
The Princess Anastasia
Alive or dead

DMITRY & VLAD
Who knows

ENSEMBLE
Shh!

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