West End Fave Tam Mutu, Wicked Star Kelli Barrett & More Tapped for Doctor Zhivago on Broadway
About the Show
West End favorite Tam Mutu will make his Broadway debut playing the title role in Doctor Zhivago, which will also star Kelli Barrett, Tom Hewitt and Paul Nolan. The tuner features a book by Michael Weller, music by Lucy Simon and lyrics by Michael Korie and Amy Powers. Directed by Des McAnuff, performances will begin on March 27, 2015 at the Broadway Theatre, with opening night set for April 21. Full casting will be announced soon.
Mutu most recently appeared in the West End as Javert in Les Miserables and will soon star in the Donmar Warehouse production of City of Angels. His additional theater credits include Love Never Dies, Royal Hunt of the Sun, Love’s Labour’s Lost, East, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear and Chess. His TV credits include Waking the Dead and Footballer’s Wives.
Barrett is currently starring as Nessarose in Wicked on Broadway. Her other Great White Way credits include The Royal Family and Baby It’s You! and she has also been seen on stage in Rock of Ages and On Your Toes. Screen credits include The Switch, Remember Me, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Blue Bloods, NCIS, L&O: SVU, I Just Want My Pants Back and Chicago Fire.
Hewitt received a Tony nod for The Rocky Horror Show; other Broadway credits include Jesus Christ Superstar, Chicago, Dracula; The Musical, The Boys from Syracuse, The Lion King, School for Scandal and The Sisters Rosenzweig. On screen he has appeared in Law and Order, Third Watch, Frasier, All My Children and Fools’ Fire.
Nolan is currently playing Guy in Once on Broadway, having last been seen on the Great White Way as Jesus in the 2012 revival of Jesus Christ Superstar. Other theater credits include The Who¹s Tommy, West Side Story, As You Like It, The Grapes Of Wrath and Yoshimi Battles The Pink. His film and TV credits include Will, Something’s Coming, Alex and Schumacher.
Based on the 1957 novel by Boris Pasternak, the romance is set during the final days of Czarist Russia and follows Zhivago (Mutu), a political idealist, physician and poet. His life is tossed by the tides of history as he is torn between a life with his devoted wife, Tonia Gromeko and the passionate and mysterious Lara Guishar (Barrett). Zhivago is not alone in his yearnings for Lara, competing for her affections with the young revolutionary Pasha Antipov (Nolan) and the aristocrat Viktor Komarovsky (Hewitt).
I know I’m late to this party but well done Tam!
Wonder if Hubby would consider taking me to New York for my birthday……