Cast Complete for London Palladium Doctor Zhivago Concert, Starring Ramin Karimloo and Celinde Schoenmaker | Playbill

London News Cast Complete for London Palladium Doctor Zhivago Concert, Starring Ramin Karimloo and Celinde Schoenmaker

Jordan Murphy will direct the evening, dedicated to the musical's late composer, Lucy Simon.

Ramin Karimloo and Celinde Schoenmaker
Ramin Karimloo and Celinde Schoenmaker

Ramin Karimloo and Celinde Schoenmaker, who starred in the U.K. concert premiere of the Doctor Zhivago musical in September 2019, will reprise their roles in a May 7, 2023, concert of the 2015 Broadway musical at the London Palladium.

Tony nominee Karimloo (Funny Girl, Les Misérables), as previously reported, will again play Yurii Andreyevich Zhivago with Schoenmaker (Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera) as Lara Guishar. 

The two artists will be joined by returning cast members Kelly Mathieson (The Phantom of the Opera) as Tonia Gromeko, Charlie McCullagh (Bonnie & Clyde) as Pasha Antipov (Strelnikov) plus Nadim Naaman (Broken Wings) as Viktor Komarovksy.

The cast is completed by Maisey Bawden as Olya, Cavin Cornwall as Alexander Gromeko and Emma Norman as Anna Gromeko with Tilly-Raye Bayer as Young Tonia, Olivia Clark as Young Lara, and Samuel Newby as Young Yurii.

Jordan Murphy (Sunset Boulevard, Matilda) will direct the concert with musical direction by Adam Hoskins (The Secret Garden, Camelot).

Based on the Nobel Prize-winning novel by Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago concerns Yurii Andreyevich Zhivago, a political idealist, physician, and poet whose life is tossed by the tides of history as he is torn between a life with his close childhood friend and wife, and the passionate and mysterious Lara Guishar.

Written by Oscar nominee Michael Weller, the show features music by two-time Grammy winner and Tony nominee Lucy Simon, with lyrics by Tony nominee Michael Korie and Emmy nominee Amy Powers. The musical played 26 previews and 23 regular performances at Broadway's Broadway Theatre in 2015.

The evening at the London Palladium will be dedicated to the show’s composer, Lucy Simon, who recently passed away.

Producers Jamie Lambert and Eliza Jackson said in a joint statement, “We were so saddened to learn of the passing of the brilliant Lucy Simon. She was a talent beyond words and we are honored to dedicate this concert production of one of her favorite works to her.”

Doctor Zhivago—In Concert is produced by Lambert Jackson and Positive Sum Productions.

For ticket information, click here.

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