Doctor Zhivago Performance Will Benefit Gabrielle's Angel Foundation

News   Doctor Zhivago Performance Will Benefit Gabrielle's Angel Foundation
 
The April 14 preview performance of Doctor Zhivago, which stars Tam Mutu, Kelli Barrett, Tom Hewitt and Paul Nolan at the Broadway Theatre, will benefit Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research.

Tam Mutu
Tam Mutu

A VIP pre-show cocktail reception will kick off the evening at 6:30 PM, followed by the 8 PM performance and a post-show talkback.

For tickets, priced $250, click here. Proceeds will benefit Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, which was created in memory of Gabrielle Rich Aouad, who passed away in May 1996 from acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). Her final wish was to create a leukemia foundation that would help spare others the suffering that she endured.

For more information on the Foundation, click here.

Based on the 1958 Nobel Prize-winning novel by Russian author Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago will officially open on Broadway April 21.

The musical premiered at the La Jolla Playhouse in May 2006 and was later revised for an Australian production produced by John Frost in 2010. Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, who helmed the American and Australian productions, again directs for Broadway. The stage production of Doctor Zhivago features the work of bookwriter Michael Weller (Moonchildren, Loose Ends), composer Lucy Simon (The Secret Garden) and lyricists Michael Korie (Grey Gardens) and Amy Powers (Lizzie Borden).

Mutu, the West End leading man known for his roles in Les Misérables, Love Never Dies and the Donmar Warehouse production of City of Angels, makes his Broadway debut as Yurii Zhivago in a cast that also features Barrett (Wicked, Rock of Ages) as Lara Guishar, Tony Award nominee Hewitt (Rocky Horror Show, Dracula) as Viktor Komarovsky, Nolan (OnceJesus Christ Superstar) as Pasha Antipov and Josh Canfield as Liberius.

The cast also features Lora Lee Gayer as Tonia Gromeko, as well as Jacqueline Antaramian, Jamie Jackson, Heather Botts, Wendi Bergamini, Melody Butiu, 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 (Rocky, Rock of Ages) choreographs the production.

Doctor Zhivago has scenic design by Michael Scott-Mitchell, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Steve Canyon Kennedy, projection design by Sean Nieuwenhuis, with music arrangements by Eric Stern and musical supervision by Ron Melrose. Orchestrations are by Danny Troob.

Anita Waxman, Tom Dokton, Latitude Link, Ted Hartley/RKO Stage and Chunsoo Shin, with Margo & Roger Coleman, Corcoran Productions, J. Todd Harris, The Pelican Group, Chase Mishkin, Ahmos Hassan, Conrad Prebys & Debbie Turner, Adam Silberman, The Goldiner Group/Caroline Lieberman and Bruce D. Long produce the Broadway run. Junkyard Dog Productions is the executive producer.

According to producers, "Doctor Zhivago is an epic romance set during the final days of Czarist Russia, the First World War and the chaos of the Russian revolution. Raised as an aristocrat, Zhivago is a political idealist, physician and poet whose life is tossed by the tides of history as he is torn between a life with his devoted wife, Tonia Gromeko and the passionate and mysterious Lara Guishar. Zhivago is not alone in his yearnings for Lara, competing for her affections with the young revolutionary Pasha Antipov, and the aristocrat Viktor Komarovsky. Dr. Zhivago celebrates the strength of love and art, in the face of political oppression, war and revolution."

Tickets are on sale via Telecharge.com, or by phoning (212) 239-6200. Visit doctorzhivagobroadway.com.

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