Musical 'Zhivago' less than revolutionary

April 22, 2015 2:04 AM

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NEW YORK — The sound of gunfire in Midtown was deafening last weekend — not out on the street, but inside the Broadway Theatre, where the musical Doctor Zhivago (** out of four stars) was in previews.

The shots — all simulated, rest assured — are about as much bang as the audience gets for its buck in this adaptation of Boris Pasternak's novel, which opened Tuesday. A half century ago, Pasternak's book inspired one of the most sweepingly romantic film epics of all time, directed by David Lean and...

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