New in 2019 A new stage adaptation of the 2001 Baz Luhrmann musical film about Christian, a young composer, who ends up falling in love with cabaret actress Satine, the star of the Moulin Rouge. Begins June 28th.
From the producers: Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Pop the champagne and prepare for the spectacular spectacular...Welcome to the Moulin Rouge! Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. A theatrical celebration of truth, beauty, freedom and - above all - love, "Moulin Rouge!" is more than a musical; it is a state of mind. How wonderful life is...at the Moulin Rouge.
The 2001 film "Moulin Rouge!", directed, co-produced, and co-written by Baz Luhrmann, was nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture, winning two: for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design. It was the first musical nominated for Best Picture in 10 years, following Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" in 1991. In BBC's 2016 poll of the greatest films since 2000, "Moulin Rouge!" ranked 53rd. The new stage adaptation had its world premiere at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre.
The musical stars Tony nominee Aaron Tveit ("Catch Me If You Can") and Tony Award winner Karen Olivo ("West Side Story") eprise their performances as Christian and Satine, respectively, from the Boston mounting. Also returning will be Tony nominee Danny Burstein ("Fiddler on the Roof," "Cabaret") as Harold Zidler, Tony and Olivier nominee Sahr Ngaujah as Toulouse-Lautrec, Tam Mutu as the Duke of Monroth, Ricky Rojas as Santiago, and Robyn Hurder as Nini. Tony nominee Alex Timbers ("Beetlejuice," "Peter and the Starcatcher') directs, with choreography by Sonya Tayeh.