The critically lambasted musical from composer Lucy Simon, lyricists Michael Korie and Amy Powers and book writer Michael Weller, will shutter Sunday, May 10 at the Shubert-owned Broadway Theatre, having played 26 preview and 23 regular performances. The show is staged by Tony winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys, The Who’s Tommy) and choreographed by Kelly Devine.
The announcement, coming a week after the show was shut out from any Tony Awards nominations and a flat-lining box office, is the latest in one of the most financially devastating seasons in recent Broadway history. Among the other multimillion flops: Holler If Ya Hear Me, Honeymoon In Vegas, Side Show and The Last Ship.
“We are all incredibly proud of this emotional and important work our amazing creative team has put together,” lead producer Anita Waxman said in announcing the closing. “There has been extraordinary dedication and inspiring work from the cast and entire Doctor Zhivago team, both onstage and off.” She added that the team hopes to tour the show.
The musical had sets by Michael Scott-Mitchell, costumes by Paul Tazewell, lighting Howell Binkley, sound design by SCK Sound Design and projections by Sean Nieuwenhuis, with orchestrations by Danny Troob, music arrangements by Eric Stern and musical direction and supervision by Ron Melrose.