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Doctor Zhivago - 2015 - Broadway

Doctor Zhivago is a heartbreaking epic romance, revolving around the search for love during the final days of Czarist Russia. Based on the Nobel Prize-winning novel and the Academy Award-winning classic, this sweeping saga of romance and revolution now comes to the stage as a stunning new Broadway musical. An honored and acclaimed team of Broadway's best creative visionaries brings the classic story to the stage lead by two-time Tony Award winning director Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys).

Schedule

Running Time: Two hours and 40 minutes, One intermission

Broadway Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
1681 Broadway Seating Chart
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Featured Reviews For Doctor Zhivago


Doctor Zhivago on Broadway: EW review - Entertainment Weekly
Sadly, you never quite believe over the course of the misguided musical version of Doctor Zhivago that there's any great romance -- much less a spark of attraction -- between the poet-physician Yurii Zhivago (Tam Mutu) and his alleged paramour, the idealistic nurse Lara (Kelli Barrett). Mutu...is smoldering and strong, but as with any functional relationship, needs someone his equal. While Barrett's singing voice is undeniably beautiful, she seems to believe every line out of a Russian love story deserves overwrought delivery...Two-time Tony-winning director Des McAnuff...doesn't do the show any favors with dull staging, overuse of projections...and far too many deafeningly-loud explosives through battle scenes...While we're on the subject of auditory unfortunateness, Lucy Simon's score and Michael Korie and Amy Powers' lyrics are haunting at their finest (and admittedly, rarest) moments and just plain boring at their worst.

'Doctor Zhivago': Theater Review - Hollywood Reporter
The show dutifully features all the major characters and dramatic moments familiar from the book and film, but in a breathlessly paced, mechanical style that never manages to engage the heart or mind...As the poet/physician Zhivago, British actor Tam Mutu...strikes a handsome presence and sings strongly. But his character, who should anchor the proceedings, never comes across forcefully, remaining a bland cipher throughout. Equally unmemorable is Kelli Barrett, who despite her blonde prettiness fails to convey the desperate urgency that would make us care about Lara's fate...Only Paul Alexander Nolan...truly impresses, delivering a nuanced turn while displaying truly powerful pipes...Simon's music is suitably lush, but the barrage of power ballads all tend to bleed together, lacking the soaring melodicism of...Les Miz...McAnuff has staged the complex proceedings with his usual solid professionalism, but it mainly comes across as an exercise in managing the voluminous onstage traffic.


 



 

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by BWW Staff - May 8, 2015
In this week's edition, we caught up with Lucy Simon, composer of Doctor Zhivago, currently playing at the Broadway Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015
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.
by Pat Cerasaro - April 30, 2015
Get a sneak peek at Doctor Zhivago!
by TV - Opening Night Special - April 22, 2015
Based on Boris Pasternak's Nobel Prize-winning 20th-century epic Russian masterpiece, Doctor Zhivago is directed by Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), with a book by Michael Weller (Ragtime), music byLucy Simon (The Secret Garden), lyrics by Michael Korie (Grey Gardens) and Amy Powers (Ella Enchanted), and choreography by Kelly Devine (Rocky). The musical officially opened at the Broadway Theatre last night, April 21, 2015, and BroadwayWorld was there for the big night. Check out interviews with the full gang after the curtain went down below!
by TV - Red Carpets - April 22, 2015
Based on Boris Pasternak's Nobel Prize-winning 20th-century epic Russian masterpiece, Doctor Zhivago is directed by Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), with a book by Michael Weller (Ragtime), music byLucy Simon (The Secret Garden), lyrics by Michael Korie (Grey Gardens) and Amy Powers (Ella Enchanted), and choreography by Kelly Devine (Rocky). The musical officially opened at the Broadway Theatre last night, April 21, 2015, and BroadwayWorld'S Richard Ridge was on the red carpet before the curtain went up, and below, you can check out interviews with Nikki M. James, Jarrod Spector, Omar Sharif Jr., Judith Light and more!
by Walter McBride - April 22, 2015
Based on Boris Pasternak's Nobel Prize-winning 20th-century epic Russian masterpiece, Doctor Zhivago is directed by Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), with a book by Michael Weller (Ragtime), music byLucy Simon (The Secret Garden), lyrics by Michael Korie (Grey Gardens) and Amy Powers (Ella Enchanted), and choreography by Kelly Devine (Rocky). The musical officially opened at the Broadway Theatre last night, April 21, 2015, and BroadwayWorld was there for the big night. Check out photos from red carpet theatre arrivals below!
by Walter McBride - April 22, 2015
Based on Boris Pasternak's Nobel Prize-winning 20th-century epic Russian masterpiece, Doctor Zhivago is directed by Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), with a book by Michael Weller (Ragtime), music byLucy Simon (The Secret Garden), lyrics by Michael Korie (Grey Gardens) and Amy Powers (Ella Enchanted), and choreography by Kelly Devine (Rocky). The musical officially opened at the Broadway Theatre last night, April 21, 2015, and BroadwayWorld was there for the big night. Check out photos from the after party below!
by Walter McBride - April 22, 2015
Based on Boris Pasternak's Nobel Prize-winning 20th-century epic Russian masterpiece, Doctor Zhivago is directed by Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), with a book by Michael Weller (Ragtime), music by Lucy Simon (The Secret Garden), lyrics by Michael Korie (Grey Gardens) and Amy Powers (Ella Enchanted), and choreography by Kelly Devine (Rocky). The musical officially opened at the Broadway Theatre last night, April 21, 2015, and BroadwayWorld was there for the big night. Check out photos from the curtain call below!
by Michael Dale - April 22, 2015
If it weren't for the book, music and lyrics, this would be a pretty terrific show.
by Review Roundups - April 21, 2015
DOCTOR ZHIVAGO officially opens at the Broadway Theatre tonight, April 21, 2015. Let's see what the critics had to say...
by Meet the Cast - April 21, 2015
DOCTOR ZHIVAGO officially opens at the Broadway Theatre tonight, April 21, 2015. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast!
by Caryn Robbins - April 21, 2015
This week's New York Times In Performance video features DOCTOR ZHIVAGO's Kelli Barrett performing the number 'He's There' from the new Broadway musical which official opens tonight at the Broadway Theater.
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2015
DOCTOR ZHIVAGO officially opens at the Broadway Theatre tonight, April 21, 2015.
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 19, 2015
DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, based on Boris Pasternak's Nobel Prize-winning 20th-century epic Russian masterpiece, is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), with a book by Academy Award nominee Michael Weller (Ragtime), music by two-time 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). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production below!
by Tyler Peterson - April 15, 2015
92Y presents an evening of conversation and musical performances from the cast and creative team of the new Broadway musical Doctor Zhivago, as they discuss bringing this timeless tale of romance and revolution to the Broadway stage. Stars Tam Mutu (Yurii Zhivago) and Kelli Barrett (Lara Guishar) perform songs from the new show; they also join composer Lucy Simon (a two-time Grammy winner and Tony nominee for The Secret Garden) and director Des McAnuff (the Tony-winning director of Jersey Boys) to discuss bringing Boris Pasternak's classic tale to the stage, and making Doctor Zhivago sing. The conversation is moderated by Howard Sherman, U.S. correspondent for The Stage in London.
by Tyler Peterson - April 15, 2015
DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, based on Boris Pasternak's Nobel Prize-winning 20th-century epic Russian masterpiece, is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), with a book by Academy Award nominee Michael Weller (Ragtime), music by two-time 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). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production below!
by Tyler Peterson - April 3, 2015
DOCTOR ZHIVAGO will be back on Broadway duty tonight, April 3, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. Following the cancellation of last night's preview due to leading man Tam Mutu's illness, performances will officially resume tonight at the Broadway Theatre with Mutu's understudy, Bradley Dean, in the role of Yurii Zhivago.
by Tyler Peterson - April 3, 2015
DOCTOR ZHIVAGO's Paul Alexander Nolan will kick-off the New York Yankee's 2015 season by singing 'God Bless America' during the 7th Inning Stretch at their home opener against Toronto's Blue Jays. The highly anticipated new Broadway musical DOCTOR ZHIVAGO is now playing at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) and officially opens on Tuesday, April 21.
by Nicole Rosky - April 2, 2015
Broadway World has just learned that tonight's preview performance new Broadway musical Doctor Zhivago has been cancelled. A show representative confirmed: 'Tam Mutu is out of the show due to illness. With less than a week of preview performances to date, there has not been time to prepare the understudy. Performances will resume tomorrow, Friday, April 3rd at 8pm. Tickets for tonight's performance can be exchanged at point of purchase.'
by Stage Tube - March 31, 2015
Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, the highly anticipated new Broadway musical Doctor Zhivago is currently in previews and will open on Tuesday, April 21 at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). On Last night's episode of 'Late Night,' Seth Meyers told a hilarious story about his parents' recent trip to the show. Find out what went down below!