AUDIO: First Listen- Tam Mutu & Kelli Barrett Sing 'Now' from Broadway-Bound DOCTOR ZHIVAGO!
The new Broadway musical DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, based on Boris Pasternak's Nobel Prize-winning 20th-century epic Russian masterpiece, will arrive on Broadway on Friday, March 27, 2015, with opening night set for Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). This sweeping musical romance, which revolves around five intertwined lovers set against a panoramic portrait of a nation in upheaval, is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), with a book by Academy Award nominee Michael Weller (Ragtime), music by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Lucy Simon (The Secret Garden), lyrics by Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens) and Emmy Award nominee Amy Powers (Ella Enchanted), and choreography by Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Rocky).
Below, check out a first listen of "Now," featuring Tam Mutu, who is making his Broadway debut as the passionate Doctor and poet Yurii Zhivago, and Kelli Barrett (Wicked) as Lara. Listen to the song below!
Simon recently told BroadwayWorld: "All of the characters are huge; the events are huge; the emotions are huge. All of these things are passionate musical moments. One of the themes of the novel is interconnecting destinies. I love writing themes that hook into each other. They are counterpoints to each other. That was my journey in discovering how to tell this story musically." CLICK HERE to read the full interview.
DOCTOR ZHIVAGO is an epic romance, revolving around the search for love during the final days of Czarist Russia, the First World War and the chaos of the Russian revolution. Raised as an aristocrat, Zhivago is a political idealist, physician and poet whose life is tossed by the tides of history as he is torn between a life with his devoted wife, Tonia Gromeko and the passionate and mysterious Lara Guishar. Zhivago however, is not alone in his yearnings for Lara, and must compete with both revolutionaries and aristocracy alike to win the heart of the woman he cannot live without.Doctor Zhivago celebrates the strength of love and art, in the face of political oppression and revolution.Buy Tickets to Doctor Zhivago - click here.