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Broadway Musical Doctor Zhivago to Get Cast Recording

The new production ended its run at the Broadway Theatre earlier this month.

Tam Mutu, Kelli Barrett, and the Doctor Zhivago Broadway company.
Tam Mutu, Kelli Barrett, and the Doctor Zhivago Broadway company.
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The recent Broadway musical Doctor Zhivago, which played a short run at the Broadway Theatre from April 21 to May 10, has announced plans to record a cast album on May 28. The Broadway cast recording will be released by Broadway Records on July 31. The recording will be produced by Robert Sher.

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 was 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.