Omar Sharif Jr., Judy Collins, and More Toast Tam Mutu, Kelli Barrett, and Doctor Zhivago
The Broadway production of the new musical Doctor Zhivago celebrated its opening night on April 21 at the Broadway Theatre. The show began previews there March 27 after prior runs at the La Jolla Playhouse and Lyric Theatre in Sydney, Australia.
Directed by Des McAnuff, Doctor Zhivago is adapted from Boris Pasternak’s 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 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.
Following the performance, the company and their guests, a list that included activist Omar Sharif Jr., Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Judy Collins, Pippin collaborators Stephen Schwartz and Ben Vereen, and West End vet Samantha Barks, headed to Rockefeller Center to toast the occasion. Check out TheaterMania's photos in the gallery below.
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