BWW Audio Exclusive: Listen to 'Ashes and Tears' from the DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Cast Recording!

By: Jul. 31, 2015

The cast of new musical DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, which opened on April 21st and closed on May 10th, 2015 at the Broadway Theatre, hit the recording studio this spring to prepare for the release of the show's original cast recording, out via Broadway Records today, July 31st. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive first listen of "Ashes and Tears" from the album!

The album is produced by the seven-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 is also associate producer of the Broadway cast recording. Music arrangements are by Eric Stern. DOCTOR ZHIVAGO's cast album is a VIVA!DIVA! production and is executive produced by J. Todd Harris. Don't forget to purchase the epic romance's full recording at

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, based on Boris Pasternak's Nobel Prize-winning 20th-century epic Russian masterpiece, was directed by two-time Tony Award winner DesMcAnuff, with a book by Academy Award nominee Michael Weller, music by two-time Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Lucy Simon, lyrics by Tony Award nominee Michael Korie and Emmy Award nominee Amy Powers, and choreography by Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine.

The cast starred 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 featured 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.

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.