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Full Casting Announced for Broadway's Doctor Zhivago

The new musical begins performances in March at the Broadway Theatre.

Lora Lee Gayer completes the principal cast of Dr. Zhivago.
Lora Lee Gayer completes the principal cast of Dr. Zhivago.
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Full casting has been revealed for the upcoming Broadway musical Doctor Zhivago. The show begins performances March 27 at the Broadway Theatre, with opening night to follow on April 21.

Completing the principal company is Lora Lee Gayer (Follies) as Tonia Gromeko, the devoted wife of the titular Yurii Zhivago. She joins the previously announced Tam Mutu (Yurii Zhivago), Kelli Barrett (Lara Guishar), Tom Hewitt (Viktor Komarovsky), and Paul Nolan (Pasha Antipov).

The ensemble will be made up of Jacqueline Antaramian and Jamie Jackson, with 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.

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). 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).

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.

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