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Doctor Zhivago Sydney Opening Night 2011 and After Party

19 February 2011  Dr Zhivago after party photos and story: MiSociety

Doctor Zhivago The Musical ‘Premiere Engagement’, Lyric Theatre, Sydney
Doctor Zhivago, the musical, official opening night after party guests filled the red hued Star City Ballroom via the rose petalled red carpet, all bubbling enthusiastically about the show.  More red roses lined the room than was possibly on offer in Sydney’s florists on Valentine’s Day as first drinks were hastily swallowed on another steamy Sydney night.

Many faces from the world of film, television and the theatre were spotted by MiSociety amongst the large crowd including David Koch who was holding court sporting an enormous pair of  ’Buddy Holly’ copycat glasses – must have been a trial run for the opticals as they appear to have disappeared since.   We chatted with the statuesque Jerry Hall while she was catching a breath of Sydney’s tropical temperatures out on the balcony.

Cast members lead by Anthony Warlow (Yurii Zhivago) and Lucy Maunder (Lara) were dramatically fanfared into the party through a theatrical ‘snow storm’ into a blizzard of flashing cameras.  Sources told us that Anthony is still using his crutches (from his recent accident) when not on stage (or attending the after party).

Premiere Engagement?
Doctor Zhivago, the musical, Sydney opening was originally touted as a ‘world premier’ but was then hastily re-worded as a ‘premiere engagement’.  This re-jigging came about after it leaked (well flooded actually) out that the ‘world premier’ season was really at the LaJolla Playhouse in San Diego, California in 2006.

A little history on Doctor Zhivago
Doctor Zhivago, the film and now the musical, was originally penned in book form by Boris Pasternak over several decades before being completed in 1956.  Boris Pasternak was not terribly popular with the Soviet authorities at the time and the book was rejected because his political viewpoints opposed those of the regime in power.

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Lucy Maunder (Lara) - Doctor Zhivago Opening Night Sydney After Party

Lucy Maunder (Lara) - Doctor Zhivago Opening Night Sydney After Party

Lucy Maunder (Lara) - Doctor Zhivago Opening Night Sydney After Party

Anthony Warlow, Des McAnuff (Dr Zhivago Director) Lucy Maunder -Doctor Zhivago Opening Night Sydney After Party

Anthony Warlow, Des McAnuff (Dr Zhivago Director) Lucy Maunder -Doctor Zhivago Opening Night Sydney After Party

Anthony Warlow, Des McAnuff (Dr Zhivago Director) Lucy Maunder -Doctor Zhivago Opening Night Sydney After Party

Anthony Warlow with admirers - Doctor Zhivago Opening Night Sydney After Party

Anthony Warlow with admirers - Doctor Zhivago Opening Night Sydney After Party

Anthony Warlow with admirers - Doctor Zhivago Opening Night Sydney After Party

Anthony Warlow, Des McAnuff (Dr Zhivago Director) Lucy Maunder - Doctor Zhivago Opening Night Sydney After Party

Anthony Warlow, Des McAnuff (Dr Zhivago Director) Lucy Maunder - Doctor Zhivago Opening Night Sydney After Party

Anthony Warlow, Des McAnuff (Dr Zhivago Director) Lucy Maunder - Doctor Zhivago Opening Night Sydney After Party

Jerry Hall - Doctor Zhivago Opening Night Sydney After Party

Jerry Hall - Doctor Zhivago Opening Night Sydney After Party

Jerry Hall - Doctor Zhivago Opening Night Sydney After Party

Lucy Maunder (Lara) -- Doctor Zhivago Opening Night Sydney After Party

Lucy Maunder (Lara) -- Doctor Zhivago Opening Night Sydney After Party

Lucy Maunder (Lara) -- Doctor Zhivago Opening Night Sydney After Party

Anthony Warlow and Max Markson - Doctor Zhivago The Musical Opening Night Sydney After Party

Anthony Warlow and Max Markson - Doctor Zhivago The Musical Opening Night Sydney After Party

Anthony Warlow and Max Markson - Doctor Zhivago The Musical Opening Night Sydney After Party

Glenn Shorrock with Rose Kelly and Steve Jacobs - Doctor Zhivago Opening Night Sydney After Party

Glenn Shorrock with Rose Kelly and Steve Jacobs - Doctor Zhivago Opening Night Sydney After Party

Glenn Shorrock with Rose Kelly and Steve Jacobs - Doctor Zhivago Opening Night Sydney After Party

David Jones-Roberts (Home and Away) with his model girlfriend Holly Kagis - Doctor Zhivago Opening Night Sydney After Party

David Jones-Roberts (Home and Away) with his model girlfriend Holly Kagis - Doctor Zhivago Opening Night Sydney After Party

David Jones-Roberts (Home and Away) with his model girlfriend Holly Kagis - Doctor Zhivago Opening Night Sydney After Party

Karen Cellini and Joe Corcoran (Co-Producer Doctor Zhivago) - Doctor Zhivago Opening Night Sydney After Party

Karen Cellini and Joe Corcoran (Co-Producer Doctor Zhivago) - Doctor Zhivago Opening Night Sydney After Party

Karen Cellini and Joe Corcoran (Co-Producer Doctor Zhivago) - Doctor Zhivago Opening Night Sydney After Party

Rodger Corser (Underbelly) with his actress wife Renai Berry - Doctor Zhivago Opening Night Sydney After Party

Rodger Corser (Underbelly) with his actress wife Renai Berry - Doctor Zhivago Opening Night Sydney After Party

Rodger Corser (Underbelly) with his actress wife Renai Berry - Doctor Zhivago Opening Night Sydney After Party

Anthony Warlow, Des McAnuff (Dr Zhivago Director) Lucy Maunder - Doctor Zhivago Opening Night Sydney After Party

Anthony Warlow, Des McAnuff (Dr Zhivago Director) Lucy Maunder - Doctor Zhivago Opening Night Sydney After Party

Anthony Warlow, Des McAnuff (Dr Zhivago Director) Lucy Maunder - Doctor Zhivago Opening Night Sydney After Party

Siobhan Ginty and Belinda Wollaston (Dr Zhivago cast member) - Doctor Zhivago Opening Night Sydney After Party

Siobhan Ginty and Belinda Wollaston (Dr Zhivago cast member) - Doctor Zhivago Opening Night Sydney After Party

Siobhan Ginty and Belinda Wollaston (Dr Zhivago cast member) - Doctor Zhivago Opening Night Sydney After Party

Doctor Zhivago The Musical Sydney 2011

Doctor Zhivago The Musical Sydney 2011

Doctor Zhivago The Musical Sydney 2011

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