Doctor Zhivago Summary

  • Doctor Zhivago is 2.5 Hours long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: March 27, 2015
  • Opens April 21, 2015
  • Show Closed: May 10, 2015

Doctor Zhivago is based on the Nobel Prize winning novel by Boris Pasternak and tells the story of epic romance surrounding the final era of Czarist Russia.

Doctor Zhivago on Broadway Background

After eight years in development which was also turned into an Oscar winning classic film by David Lean, Doctor Zhivago makes it to Broadway.

Yurii Zhivago is played by Tam Mutu, and his beloved Lara Guishar is played by Kelli Barrett. Additional roles are played by Josh Canfield, Lora Lee Gayer, Tom Hewitt, and Paul Nolan. With a gorgeous score by Lucy Simon, the musical also has lyrics by Michael Korie (Happiness) written in collaboration with Amy Powers (When We Were Kings) and the book is by Michael Weller (films of Hair and Ragtime), the musical will be directed by Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys, The Who’s Tommy) and choreographed by Kelly Devine (Rocky).

What’s Doctor Zhivago Like?

Set amidst the Russian Revolution, this epic story has a powerful score to complement the modern classic story. The sprawling love story encompasses a wide expanse of history and geography. Beginning in the cities of Imperial Russia, continuing to the fronts of World War One and the Russian Revolution, Stalin's Siberian Gulag and finishing in the aftermath of World War II. Despite this challenge, the creative team has refined the story over so many years of development, that this musical is a beautiful and powerful treat.

Is Doctor Zhivago Good for Kids?

The show is recommended for those over the age of 8. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre

Theatre Information

Broadway Theatre

1681 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,761
Entrance: 53rd Street Between Broadway and 8th Avenue
Theatre Information

Broadway Theatre Seating Chart

Cast Members

Doctor Zhivago
Tam Mutu
Lara Guishar
Kelli Barrett
Pasha Antipov
Paul Nolan
Viktor Komarovsky
Tom Hewitt
Young Sally
Lora Lee Gayer

Producers

Junkyard Dog Productions (Executive Producer)

Anita Waxman

John Frost

Tom Dokton

Lattitude Link

Pelican Group

Ted Hartley

J Todd Harris

RKO Stage

Joe Corcoran

Chunsoo Shin

Production Credits

Director
Des McAnuff
Choreographer
Kelly Devine
Costume Designer
Paul Tazewell
Set Designer
Michael Scott-Mitchell
Lighting Designer
Howell Binkley
Projections Designer
Sean Nieuwenhuis
Orchestrations
Danny Troob
Sound Designer
Steve Canyon Kennedy
Music Arrangements
Eric Stern
Musical Supervision
Ron Melrose
Production Stage Manager
James Harker
Lyrics
Michael Korie + Amy Powers
Book
Michael Weller
Music
Lucy Simon

Creative Team

General Manager:
Alchemy Production Group
Company Manager:
Barbara Crompton at Alchemy Production Group
Production Manager:
Juniper Street Productions
Casting Director:
Tara Rubin Casting
Advertising Representative:
Serino Coyne
Press Agent:
Polk & Co