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Musical of ‘Doctor Zhivago’ coming to Broadway

October 1, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest version of “Cinderella” will soon disappear from the Broadway Theatre, but another sweepingly romantic musical is ready to take its place — “Doctor Zhivago.”

Producers said Wednesday that the tale of five intertwined lovers during final days of Czarist Russia will be led by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, with a book by Academy Award nominee Michael Weller, music by Grammy Award winner Lucy Simon, lyrics by Tony nominee Michael Korie and Emmy Award nominee Amy Powers, and choreography by Tony nominee Kelly Devine.

Casting to be announced soon. Previews will March 27 with an opening on April 21.

Boris Pasternak’s novel, a critical portrait of the Russian Revolution, earned him the Nobel Prize for literature in 1958 — and the enduring enmity of the Soviet regime.

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