Doctor Zhivago (musical)
|Doctor Zhivago – A New Musical|
|Lyrics||Michael Korie and Amy Powers|
|Basis||Based on the novel by Boris Pasternak of the same name|
|Productions||2011 Lyric Theatre, Sydney|
It originally premiered as Zhivago at the La Jolla Playhouse in 2006 where Ivan Hernandez played the title role. It was revised and premiered as Doctor Zhivago – A New Musical at the Lyric Theatre, Sydney on 19 February 2011 with Anthony Warlow as Yuri Zhivago, Lucy Maunder as Lara, Taneel Van Zyl as Tonia and Martin Crewes as Pasha. The production was directed by Des McAnuff. The show received glowing reviews. Doctor Zhivago – A New Musical ran from 19 February until 3 April 2011 in Sydney before travelling to Melbourne in April until 29 May. From there it was set down for a limited run in Brisbane from 6 July to 31 July but the musical proved so popular with Brisbane audiences, the Queensland season was extended a further two weeks, with the final performance held on 14 August.
Composer Lucy Simon has stated she always had Anthony Warlow in mind for the role of Yuri, after seeing him as Archibald Craven in the 1995 Australian production of her first musical, The Secret Garden.
Roles and original cast
The cast for the Australian premiere of Doctor Zhivago – A New Musical at the Lyric Theatre in Sydney:
- Anthony Warlow (Yurii Zhivago)
- Lucy Maunder (Lara Guisher/Antipova)
- Taneel Van Zyl (Tonia Gromenko)
- Peter Carroll (Alex Gromenko)
- Trisha Noble (Anna Gromenko)
- Martin Crewes (Pasha Antipov/Strelnikov)
- Bartholomew John (Viktor Komarovsky)
- Johanna Allen (Tusia's Fiancée) (Tonia Understudy)
- Anton Berezin (Gints) (Yurii/Pasha/Strelnikov Understudy)
- Caitlin Berry (Mrs Guisher) (Tonia Understudy)
- Tony Cogin (Priest) (Alex/Komarovsky Understudy)
- Mischana Delorra Cornish (Young Tonia/Sasha)
- Tony Farrell (Bloodied Soldier) (Yurii Understudy)
- Natalie Gamsu (Kubarika) (Anna Understudy)
- Todd Goddard (Station Master) (Alex Understudy)
- Frank Hansen (Tusia) (Pasha/Strelnikov Understudy)
- Glenn Hill (Tolya) (Dance Captain)
- Luke Joslin (Liberius)
- Todd Keys (Kornakov) (Komarovsky Understudy)
- Kathleen Moore (Yelenka) (Lara Understudy)
- Shaun Murphy (Markel)
- Stephanie Silcock (Young Lara/Katarina)
- Annie Stanford (Gulyobova) (Anna Understudy)
- Jamie Ward (Young Yurii/Yanko)
- Jamie Way (Shulygin)
- Belinda Wollaston (Nadia) (Lara Understudy)
- Elise McCann (Swing)
- Chris Scalzo (Swing)
- Gavin D Andrew (Swing)
- Emma Hawthorne (Swing)
- "On the Edge of Time"
Awards and nominations
|2011||Helpmann Awards||Best Musical||John Frost, Anita Waxman/Tom Dokton, Latitude Link, Power Arts, Chun-Soo Shin, Corcoran Productions||Nominated|
|2011||Helpmann Awards||Best Direction of a Musical||Des McAnuff||Nominated|
|2011||Helpmann Awards||Best Choreography in a Musical||Kelly Devine||Nominated|
|2011||Helpmann Awards||Best Male Actor in a Musical||Anthony Warlow||Yuri Zhivago||Nominated|
|2011||Helpmann Awards||Best Female Actor in a Musical||Lucy Maunder||Lara||Nominated|
|2011||Helpmann Awards||Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical||Martin Crewes||Pasha||Nominated|
|2011||Helpmann Awards||Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical||Taneel Van Zyl||Tonia||Nominated|
|2011||Green Room Awards||Design||Nick Eltis||Nominated|
|2011||Sydney Theatre Awards||Judith Johnson Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical||Lucy Maunder||Lara||Nominated|
|2011||Sydney Theatre Awards||Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical||Martin Crewes||Pasha||Won|
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- "Dr Zhivago" by Jason Blake, The Sydney Morning Herald (21 February 2011)
- "Review of Dr Zhivago – a new musical at Sydney's Lric Theatre" by Alex Lalak, The Daily Telegraph (22 February 2011)
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