As it chronicles love, war, survival instincts and purpose in a rapidly changing world. "Doctor Zhivago" is an earnest romance with an epic, operatic scope.
Boris Pasternak's novel is known for it's immensely intricate and detailed plot, and conforms to the Russian tradition of referring to characters by many nicknames. In brief, DV is the story of Yuri, a young boy orphaned and sent to live with a wealthy family after his parents die. He grows up and goes on to marry the daughter of the house, Tonya, who becomes a loyal wife. At the same time, Lara is in a tumultuous relationship with an older man, who she tries to assassinate at a party.
Saved from herself by Pasha, a young idealist, she marries him, only for the changing state of Russia to transform him to into a cold and terrifying fighter in the war. Whilst searching for him, she enters the battle as a nurse, where she meets Yuri Zhivago and falls for him, starting a romance that spans distance, years and surivices when no one can be truly sure of their fate…
Génèse du musical
The show originally premiered as Zhivago in 2006 at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, California, with Ivan Hernandez in the title role as Yurii Zhivago.
A 2011 Australian touring production directed by Des McAnuff premiered as Doctor Zhivago – A New Musical at the Lyric Theatre, Sydney, in 2011. The Sydney cast included Anthony Warlow as Yurii Zhivago, Lucy Maunder as Lara, Taneel Van Zyl as Tonia and Martin Crewes as Pasha. The show received glowing reviews. The production ran from February 19 through April 3, 2011, before travelling to Melbourne where it ran there from April through May 29, 2011. Following Melbourne, a limited run was originally set at Brisbane from July 6 through July 31, but was extended a further two weeks, through August 14, 2011.
A 2012 Seoul original production directed by Des McAnuff, premiered at the Charlotte Theatre, Seoul, in 2012. The cast included Jo Seung-woo and Hong Kwang-ho as Yurii Zhivago, Jeon Mido and Kim Jiwoo as Lara Guisher, Choi Hyunjoo as Tonia, Kang Pilsuk as Pasha. It began previews on January 25, 2012, opened on January 27, 2012, and closed on June 3, 2012.
In August 2014 Doctor Zhivago had its Scandinavian premier at Malmö Opera. Sanna Nielsen starred as Lara, Christopher Wollter as Zhivago and Phillip Jalmelid as Pasha. It ran from August 29 to January 31. The show was performed in Swedish.
A 2015 Broadway production, again directed by Des McAnuff, starred Tam Mutu as Yurii Zhivago and Kelli Barrett as Lara Guisher. It began previews at the Broadway Theatre on March 27, 2015, opened on April 21, 2015, and closed on May 10, 2015, due to low ticket sales and a lack of Tony Award nominations. It had played a total of 26 previews and 23 performances.
Original Cast recording was recently mixed at Audio Paint Studios in New York City between June 4th and July 12th.
Liste des chansons
"Two Worlds" – Ensemble
"Komarovsky's Toast – Komarovosky, Alex, Anna and Ensemble
"Who is She?" – Yurii
"Wedding Vows" – Priest, Pasha, Lara and Ensemble
"Its a Godsend" – Pasha, Tolya, Tusia, Tusia's Fiancée and Students
"When the Music Played" – Lara
"Watch the Moon" – Yurii and Tonia
"Forward March for the Czar" – Gints and Soldiers
"Something in the Air" – Lara, Yurii, Tonia and Nurses
"Now" – Lara and Yurii
"Blood on the Snow" – Soldier and Ensemble
"The Perfect World" – Gulyobova, Shulygin, and Ensemble
"Komarovsky's Toast" (Reprise) – Komarovosky
"A Man Who Lives up to His Name" – Yurii
"In This House" – Sasha, Alex, Yurii, Tonia and Ensemble
"Women And Little Children/He's There" – Ensemble and Lara
"No Mercy at All" – Strelinikov
"In This House" (Reprise) – Alex
"Love Finds You" – Yurii, Lara, Komarovsky, Strelnikov and Tonia
"Nowhere to Run" – Liberius and Partisans
"It Comes as no Surprise" – Tonia and Lara
"Ashes and Tears" – Yurii and Partisans
"Watch the Moon" (Reprise) – Tonia
"On the Edge of Time" – Lara and Yurii
"Now" (Reprise) – Lara and Yurii
"Blood on the Snow" (Reprise) – Red Army
"On the Edge of Time" (Reprise) – Katarina, Lara, Yurii and Ensemble
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