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DR. ZHIVAGO will open on Broadway in 2014. The show, which premiered at La Jolla playhouse in 2006, features music by Lucy Simon, lyrics by Michael Korie and Amy Powers and a book by Michael Weller.
Following the La Jolla run, DR. ZHIVAGO played limited runs last year in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney with Anthony Warlow in the title role under the direction of Des McAnuff.
A third production opened late last year in Korea, though Frost says that it will undergo significant changes before opening on Broadway.
The show is based on the 1957 novel; in 1965 the story hit the big screen as a drama romance by David Lean and created a star of Omar Sharif in the title role. The film remained popular for decades, and as of 2010 was the eighth highest grossing film of all time.
Producer Says DR. ZHIVAGO Planned for Broadway in 2014by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2012
Dr. Zhivago is headed to Broadway in 2014, producer John Frost tells the Stock Journal today. The show, which premiered at La Jolla playhouse in 2006, features music by Lucy Simon, lyrics by Michael Korie and Amy Powers and a book by Michael Weller. (more...)