Sunday, February 13, 2011

Dr. Zhivago Tuner From Down Under with Stateside Aspirations

A musical adaptation of Dr. Zhivago, based on the Boris Pasternak novel and the movie of the same name, has begun life in Australia -- and the show's producers have hopes of bringing the show to New York when it's ready.  While Australia is not the usual starting place for Broadway musicals (or, Broadway anything, for that matter), it is not entirely unheard of.  Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, a musical getting ready to open on Broadway in the next few weeks, started out in Australia before moving to London, then Toronto, and now, Broadway.  Back in 2003, another Aussie tuner, The Boy From Oz, came to Broadway and won Hugh Jackman a Tony Award, as well as a Tony nomination for Best Musical, among others.  For full details on the Dr. Zhivago musical, check out this article from

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