A new musical adaptation of the 1958 Nobel Prize-winning novel about an epic romance set against the backdrop of the Russian revolution. More…
Dr. Zhivago is the story of a political idealist, physician and poet who is tossed by the tides of history, torn between a life with his devoted wife, Tonia, and the passionate and mysterious Lara. Zhivago competes for Lara's affections with the young revolutionary Pasha and the aristocrat Viktor.
See it if You have tons of patience and don't mind sitting through a nearly three hour show.
Don't see it if You are looking to be enthralled by a sweeping epic a la Les Mis. The music is quite boring and the songs blend into one another.
See it if The music is good, the lyrics inventive, the story original... different than the movie. The actors are so talented!
Don't see it if The weakness of the opening number will put you off for the rest of the very strong show.
See it if you absolutely adored the film/book or you yearn for long tedious LES MIZ-style shows again.
Don't see it if you can’t stand epic love sagas with sweeping romantic ballad after ballad for what felt like 7 hours.
See it if Saw this opening week and feel that the critics and audiences didn't really give it the chance it deserved. It's a big story, edited well.
Don't see it if You didn't see the movie, know nothing about history, want cheery musicals, expect "Lara's Theme" played throughout.
See it if You have keen interest and background knowledge of the communist revolution in Russia, enjoy artistic symbolism in historical narrative
Don't see it if While the story is beautiful and the history is fervent, the songs and characters remain tied to a specific context and inaccessible
See it if I always look deep into the acting...thr characters and it grabbed me. It was phenomenal.
Don't see it if If you are not visually motivated and see beyond the darkness of it.