Classic movie Dr Zhivago has been turned into a new stage musical, which will debut in San Diego, California, on its way to Broadway, New York.

Based on BORIS PASTERNAK's 1958 Nobel Prize-winning novel, the musical follows the tale of a surgeon/poet's love life amid the turmoil of the Russian Revolution.

The movie starred Omar Sharif and Julie Christie.

The stage show will debut at San Diego's Mandell Weiss Theatre in May (06).