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The Revolution Ends as Dr. Zhivago Announces Broadway Closing Date

The new musical began performances March 27 at the Broadway Theatre.

Kelli Barrett as Lara and Tam Mutu as Yurii in the Broadway production of Doctor Zhivago at the Broadway Theatre.
(© Matthew Murphy)

The Broadway production of Doctor Zhivago, which opened April 21 at the Broadway Theatre, will end its run on Sunday, May 10, after 26 previews and 23 performances. The show began previews March 27.

Directed by Des McAnuff, Doctor Zhivago is adapted from Boris Pasternak's beloved novel of the same title by Michael Weller (book), Lucy Simon (music), and Michael Korie and Amy Powers (lyrics). Set amid World War I and the Russian Revolution, Doctor Zhivago tells the story of a political idealist who must choose between his devoted wife and his mysterious lover, while competing for the latter's affection with revolutionaries and aristocrats to win her heart. The musical premiered at the La Jolla Playhouse in 2006 before opening in 2011 at the Lyric Theatre in Sydney, Australia.

The cast is led by Tam Mutu (Yurii Zhivago), Kelli Barrett (Lara Guishar), Tom Hewitt (Viktor Komarovsky), Paul Nolan (Pasha Antipov), and Lora Lee Gayer (Tonia Gromeko), with an ensemble made up of Jacqueline Antaramian, Jamie Jackson, Heather Botts, Wendi Bergamini, Melody Butiu, Josh Canfield, Julian Cihi, Briana Carlson-Goodman, Bradley Dean, Michael Brian Dunn, Drew Foster, Kira Guloien, Robert Hager, Ericka Hunter, Denis Lambert, David McDonald, Joseph Medeiros, Pilar Millhollen, Gary Milner, Spencer Moses, Julius Sermonia, Jacob L. Smith, and Jesse Wildman.

Kelly Devine serves as choreographer, with Michael Scott-Mitchell as scenic designer, Paul Tazewell as costume designer, Howell Binkley as lighting designer, Steve Canyon Kennedy as sound designer, and Sean Nieuwenhuis as projection designer. The musical team is made up of Ron Melrose (musical director and supervisor), Danny Troob (orchestrations), and Eric Stern (arrangements).

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