DOCTOR ZHIVAGO to Get Official Broadway Cast Recording!
It was announced today that the new Broadway musical Doctor Zhivago, which opened at the Broadway Theatre on April 21st, 2015, will record its cast album on Thursday, May 28th authors include composer Lucy Simon (The Secret Garden), lyricists Michael Korie (Grey Gardens) and Amy Powers (the two multi-platinum Sunset Boulevard hits) and book writer Michael Weller (screenwriter for Hair and Ragtime). The Broadway cast recording will be released by Broadway Records on July 31st, 2015 and can be pre-ordered by visiting http://www.broadwayrecords.com/cds/doctorzhivago.
The recording will be produced by the 7-time Grammy® nominated music producer Robert Sher (On The Town, How To Succeed... revival, Annie revival, Nice Work If You Can Get It). Orchestrations are by Danny Troob. Musical supervision is by Ron Melrose, who will also be serving as associate producer of the Broadway cast recording. Music arrangements are by Eric Stern. Doctor Zhivago's cast album is a VIVA!DIVA! production and will be executive produced by J. Todd Harris.
Already performed in La Jolla, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Seoul, Helsinki, and Stockholm, the show is now being licensed for productions around the world.
The cast is led by Tam Mutu as Yurii Zhivago, Kelli Barrett (as Lara Guishar), Paul Alexander Nolan (as Pasha/Strelnikoff), Tom Hewitt (as Viktor Komarovsky) and Lora Lee Gayer (as Tonia Gromeko). The cast also features Jamie Jackson, Jacqueline Antamarian, Jonah Halperin, Sophia Gennusa, Ava-Riley Miles, Wendi Bergamini, Heather Botts, Ashley Brooke, Melody Butiu, Josh Canfield, Briana Carlson-Goodman, Julian Cihi, Bradley Dean, Michael Brian Dunn, Drew Foster, Kira Guloien, Rober Hager, Ericka Hunter, Dennis Lambert, David McDonald, Joseph Medeiros, Pilar Millholen, Gary Milner, Spencer Moses, Julius Sermonia, Jacob Smith, and Jesse Wildman.
Based on Nobel Prize winner Boris Pasternak's novel and David Lean's Academy Award-winning movie that starred Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger, Alec Guinness, Tom Courtenay and Ralph Richardson, the world premiere of the musical was produced by La Jolla Playhouse, in San Diego, California (Christopher Ashley, Artistic Director and Michael S. Rosenberg, Managing Director), under the direction of two-time Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys, Billy Crystal's 700 Sundays, The Who's Tommy, Big|Brave River), who went on to helm an Australian tour
Choreography for Broadway was created by Kelly Devine (Rocky, Rock of Ages). Scenic design for the production was Michael Scott-Mitchell, whose Australian theatre and opera credits are extensive. Costumes were by Paul Tazewell (Side Show, In The Heights, The Color Purple, Caroline or Change). Lighting was by Howell Binkley (Hamilton, Honeymoon in Vegas, After Midnight, In The Heights).
BROADWAY RECORDS is one of the preeminent record labels in itsindustry and has produced cast albumsfor many major Broadway shows (i.e. the Grammy® nominated Matilda The Musical, the recently announced The Visit and the recently released Side Show Original 2014 Broadway Cast Recording) as well as the preservation of shorter run Broadway shows (i.e. Bonnie & Clyde and Big|Brave Fish) and NBC's television event, "Peter Pan Live!" Broadway Records believes in delivering the best cast recordings to its customers, while also striving to innovate with the critically acclaimed "Live at 54 BELOW" series featuring top Broadway stars including Patti LuPone, Aaron Tveit, Norbert Leo Butz, Sierra Boggess, Laura Benanti and many others. Recently, BroadwayWorld.com nominated 19 of Broadway Records' albums for their inaugural 2014 Album Awards, all of which can be found by visiting www.broadwayrecords.com.
DOCTOR ZHIVAGO was produced on Broadway by Anita Waxman, Tom Dokton, Latitude Link, Chase Mishkin, Ted Hartley/RKO Stage, Chunsoo Shin, Margo & Roger Coleman, The Pelican Group, J. Todd Harris, Corcoran Productions, Conrad Prebys & Debbie Turner, Parrothead Productions, Adam Silberman, Ahmos Hassan, Lisa & Bill Glenn, Carl- Henric, Louise & Johan Svanberg, The Goldiner Group/Caroline Lieberman, Wasserman Shaw, Bruce D. Long, La Jolla Playhouse, Stage Entertainment, Broadway Across America, Grove Entertainment, The Shubert Organization, Tom McInerney, Joan & Irwin Jacobs, Susan Polis Schutz, Tilted Windmills, The Stanford Group, Jim & Judy Harpel, John & Bonnie Hegeman, Itai Shoffman & Sar Inbar, Dark Style Agency, Kelvingrove Ventures, Stephanie Torreno/Eugenie & Keith Goggin, Rao Makineni/Jessica Green, David T. Loudermilk/Cheryl Lachowicz, Robert & Debra Gottlieb/Sharon Azrieli, Halloran Entertainment/Lyubov' Productions, Lois Weiner & Dr. Robert Weiner/Carl Pate, Andy Tavel/Shelley- Quagline, Federman Ryan/Samajaca Productions, Denise Rich and John Frost. Junkyard Dog Productions was the executive producer of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO.
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