Is Dr. Zhivago Musical Headed to Broadway?

News   Is Dr. Zhivago Musical Headed to Broadway? The New York Times reports that a musical adaptation of Dr. Zhivago, based on the 1958 Nobel Prize-winning novel by Russian author Boris Pasternak, will begin performances on Broadway in spring 2015.

Anthony Warlow
Anthony Warlow

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 helmed the American and Australian productions.

According to the Times, Anita Waxman is producing Dr. Zhivago. The stage production 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).

Zhivago is set against the backdrop of the snowy country before and after the Russian Revolution. The work follows the story of a surgeon-poet and his muse Lara. It was adapted for the 1965 film starring Omar Shariff as the title character and Julie Christie as his muse.

Anthony Warlow starred in the Australian premiere. View a performance of the song "Now" from Dr. Zhivago below.

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