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Snowed In... DOCTOR ZHIVAGO to Close on Broadway This Sunday

The new musical DOCTOR ZHIVAGO will play its final performance at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), Sunday May 10, 2015. DOCTOR ZHIVAGO will have played 26 preview and 23 regular performances.

"We are all incredibly proud of this emotional and important work our amazing creative team has put together. There has been extraordinary dedication and inspiring work from the cast and entire DOCTOR ZHIVAGO team, both onstage and off," said producer Anita Waxman. "We look forward to this soaring and beautiful new musical having a long future with productions playing not only North America, but also around the world."

"Right now, it does take a bit of courage to do an epic historical love story that isn't riddled with irony," director Des McAnuff said yesterday evening during a panel at the 92nd Street Y. "I think we live in the age of parody, and I think there is a resistance to the epic love story, and it may have everything to do with the times we're going through."

According to The New York Times, composer Lucy Simon added, "We've had a lot of bumps. I think we were very brave to do it -- it was a big challenge, and some people really love it, which is wonderful."

The musical brought in a total of $2,659,983 after six weeks, with just $515,163 grossed in its first week of performances, compared to healthy Broadway shows taking in around $1 million per week. Doctor Zhivago was also one of this season's shows to receive no Tony Award nominations.

Read our Review Roundup for Doctor Zhivago.

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, based on Boris Pasternak's Nobel Prize-winning 20th-century epic Russian masterpiece, is 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.

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO stars Tam Mutu in his Broadway debut as the passionate Doctor and poet Yurii Zhivago, Kelli Barrett as the alluring Lara Guishar, Tony Award nominee Tom Hewitt as the cynical bourgeois magistrate ViktorKomarovsky, 2015 Outer Critics Circle nominee Paul Alexander Nolan as political radical Pasha Antipov, and Lora Lee Gayer as Tonia Gromeko, Zhivago's devoted wife.

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO features Jamie Jackson, Jacqueline Antaramian, Jonah Halperin, Sophia Gennusa and Ava-Riley Miles, with Wendi Bergamini, Heather Botts, Ashley Brooke, Melody Butiu, Josh Canfield, Briana Carlson-Goodman, Julian Cihi, Bradley Dean, Michael Brian Dunn, Drew Foster, KiraGuloien, Robert Hager, Ericka Hunter, Denis Lambert, David McDonald, Joseph Medeiros, Pilar Millhollen, Gary Milner, Spencer Moses, JuliusSermonia, Jacob Smith and Jesse Wildman in a cast of 32.

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO includes scenic design by Michael Scott-Mitchell, costume design by five-time Tony Award nominee Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Tony Award winner Howell Binkley, sound design by Tony Award winner SCK Sound Design, projection design by Sean Nieuwenhuis, hair & wig design by Charles G.LaPointe, special effects design by Greg Meeh, fight directions by Steve Rankin, orchestrations by Danny Troob, music arrangements by Eric Stern, with musical direction and supervision by Ron Melrose.

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.

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO is produced on Broadway by Anita Waxman, Tom Dokton, Latitude Link, Chase Mishkin, Ted Hartley/RKO Stage and Chunsoo Shin, with 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 GoldinerGroup/Caroline Lieberman, Wasserman Shaw, Bruce D. Long and La Jolla Playhouse. Junkyard Dog Productions is the executive producer of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO.

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