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Rehearsals for the new musical production Doctor Zhivago recently began in Sydney, with the full cast assembled for the first time. The creative team, a mix of US and Australian, were thrilled with the excitement and energy in the rehearsal room. Director Des McAnuff Jersey Boys arrived in Australia from Canada just before Christmas to commence rehearsals, and others had flown in from the US including composer Lucy Simon, choreographer Kelly Devine, music supervisor Eric Stern, orchestrator Danny Troob and US co-producer Anita Waxman.  In the clip below, check out Anthony Warlow and Lucy Maunder sing 'Now' from the new musical.

Lead cast members Anthony Warlow Yurii Zhivago, Lucy Maunder Lara, Taneel Van Zyl Tonia, Martin Crewes Pasha, Peter Carroll Alexander, Bartholomew John Komarovsky and Trisha Noble Anna were joined by ensemble cast members Johanna Allen, Gavin D Andrew, Anton Berezin, Caitlin Berry, Tony Cogin, Tony Farrell, Todd Goddard, Natalie Gamsu, Frank Hansen, Scott Hili, Glenn Hill, Luke Joslin, Todd Keys, Elise McCann, Kathleen Moore, Shaun Murphy, Chris Scalzo, Annie Stanford, Belinda Wollaston and Jamie Ward.

This premiere season of the epic musical DOCTOR ZHIVAGO plays at the Lyric Theatre, Star City, Sydney from February 11, 2011, and at Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne from April 9.


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