Doctor Zhivago (musical)
|Doctor Zhivago – A New Musical|
Playbill from the Original Broadway Production
|Lyrics||Michael Korie and Amy Powers|
|Basis||Based on the novel by Boris Pasternak of the same name|
|Productions||2011 Lyric Theatre, Sydney
2012 Charlotte Theatre, Seoul
A 2011 Australian touring production directed by Des McAnuff premiered as Doctor Zhivago – A New Musical at the Lyric Theatre, Sydney, in 2011. The Sydney cast included Anthony Warlow as Yurii Zhivago, Lucy Maunder as Lara, Taneel Van Zyl as Tonia and Martin Crewes as Pasha. The show received glowing reviews. The production ran from February 19 through April 3, 2011, before travelling to Melbourne where it ran there from April through May 29, 2011. Following Melbourne, a limited run was originally set at Brisbane from July 6 through July 31, but was extended a further two weeks, through August 14, 2011.
A 2012 Seoul original production directed by Des McAnuff, premiered at the Charlotte Theatre, Seoul, in 2012. The cast included Jo Seung-woo and Hong Kwang-ho as Yurii Zhivago, Jeon Mido and Kim Jiwoo as Lara Guisher, Choi Hyunjoo as Tonia, Kang Pilsuk as Pasha. It began previews on January 25, 2012, opened on January 27, 2012, and closed on June 3, 2012.
In August 2014 Doctor Zhivago had its Scandinavian premier at Malmö Opera. Sanna Nielsen starred as Lara, Christopher Wollter as Zhivago and Phillip Jalmelid as Pasha. It ran from August 29 to January 31. The show was performed in Swedish.
A 2015 Broadway production, again directed by Des McAnuff, starred Tam Mutu as Yurii Zhivago and Kelli Barrett as Lara Guisher. It began previews at the Broadway Theatre on March 27, 2015, opened on April 21, 2015, and closed on May 10, 2015, due to low ticket sales and a lack of Tony Award nominations. It had played a total of 26 previews and 23 performances.
Original Cast recording was recently mixed at Audio Paint Studios in New York City between June 4th and July 12th.
Roles and original cast
The cast for the Australian premiere of Doctor Zhivago – A New Musical at the Lyric Theatre in Sydney:
|Character||Original Sydney cast (2011)||Original Seoul cast (2012)||Original Broadway cast (2015)|
|Yurii Zhivago||Anthony Warlow||Jo Seung-woo/Hong Kwang-ho||Tam Mutu|
|Lara Guisher||Lucy Maunder||Jeon Mido/Kim Ji-woo||Kelli Barrett|
|Viktor Komarovsky||Bartholomew John||Seo Youngju||Tom Hewitt|
|Pasha Antipov||Martin Crewes||Kang Pilsuk||Paul Nolan|
|Tonia Gromeko||Taneel Van Zyl||Choi Hyunjoo||Lora Lee Gayer|
|Alexander Gromeko||Peter Carroll||Kim Bonghwan||Jamie Jackson|
|Anna Gromeko||Trisha Noble||Im Sunae||Jacqueline Antaramian|
|Young Yurii/Sasha||Jamie Ward||Jonah Halperin|
|Young Lara/Katarina||Stephanie Silcock||Sophia Gennusa|
|Young Tonia||Ava-Riley Miles|
- "On the Edge of Time"
Awards and nominations
Original Australian production
|2011||Helpmann Awards||Best Musical||John Frost, Anita Waxman/Tom Dokton, Latitude Link, Power Arts, Chun-Soo Shin, Corcoran Productions||Nominated|
|Best Direction of a Musical||Des McAnuff||Nominated|
|Best Choreography in a Musical||Kelly Divine||Nominated|
|Best Male Actor in a Musical||Anthony Warlow||Nominated|
|Best Female Actor in a Musical||Lucy Maunder||Nominated|
|Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical||Martin Crewes||Nominated|
|Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical||Taneel Van Zyl||Nominated|
|Green Room Awards||Design||Nick Eltis (Technical Director)||Nominated|
|Michael Scott-Mitchell (Set)||Nominated|
|Sydney Theatre Awards||Judith Johnson Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical||Lucy Maunder||Nominated|
|Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical||Martin Crewes||Won|
Original Broadway production
|2015||Outer Critics Circle Awards||Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical||Paul Alexander Nolan||Nominated|
|Drama League Award||Distinguished Performance||Tam Mutu||Nominated|
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