Opening Night

Romantic New Musical Doctor Zhivago Set to Open on Broadway

The production, directed by Des McAnuff, opens tonight at the Broadway Theatre.

Kelli Barrett and Tam Mutu in the new Broadway musical Doctor Zhivago.
Kelli Barrett and Tam Mutu in the new Broadway musical Doctor Zhivago.
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The Broadway production of Doctor Zhivago opens tonight, April 21, at the Broadway Theatre. 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.

Check out photos from the production in the gallery below.

For tickets and more information, click here.

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