Principal cast set for Broadway-bound Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Aaron Tveit, Karen Olivo, Danny Burstein and more will star in the world premiere of Moulin Rouge! The Musical.
Broadway favorite Aaron Tveit and Tony Award winner Karen Olivo have secured the leading roles of Christian and Satine, respectively in the Broadway-bound, eagerly anticipated world premiere of Moulin Rouge! The Musical, which will officially re-open Boston’s newly refurbished Emerson Colonial Theatre for a limited run from June 27 through to August 5, 2018. Broadway dates and a venue are still to be confirmed.
Mr. Tveit and Ms. Olivo had been workshopping the roles for the production, where they will be joined on stage by six-time Tony Award nominee Danny Burstein (as Harold Zidler), Tony & Olivier Award nominee Sahr Ngaujah (as Toulouse-Lautrec), Tam Mutu (as The Duke of Monroth), Ricky Rojas (as Santiago) and Robyn Hurder (as Nini).
The groundbreaking 2001 Oscar-winning movie musical, directed, produced, and co-written by Baz Luhrmann, has been adapted for the stage with a book by Tony Award winner John Logan, under the direction of Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers.
The creative team for Moulin Rouge! The Musical aslo features choreography by Sonya Tayeh, scenic design by Tony Award winner Derek McLane, costume design by six-time Tony Award winner Catherine Zuber, lighting by Tony Award nominee Justin Townsend, sound design by Tony Award nominee Peter Hylenski, and wig & hair design by David Brian Brown.
Music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements are by Justin Levine, with Matt Stine serving as Music Producer. According to the press release, the score of Moulin Rouge! The Musical "features many of the iconic songs from the movie and also includes recent hits released since the movie premiered 15 years ago."
Synopsis: "Set in the Montmartre Quarter of Paris, France at the turn of the century, a world of indulgent beauty and unparalleled extravagance, of bohemians and aristocrats, of boulevardiers and mademoiselles, Moulin Rouge! The Musical tells the fictional story of an ambitious, lovesick writer, Christian, and a dazzling, entrancing chanteuse, Satine. Their lives collide at the Moulin Rouge with its many characters including the host of the Moulin Rouge, Harold Zidler; the brilliant and starving artist Toulouse-Lautrec; the greatest tango dancer - and gigolo - in all of Paris, Santiago; the tempting Nini; and The Duke of Monroth, the wealthy and entitled patron of the club who thinks he can buy anything he wants, including love."
The 2001 hit movie has grossed over $179 million worldwide and earned Catherine Martin two Oscars ("Best Costume Design" and "Best Production Design") at the 74th Academy Awards, where it received a further six nominations, including "Best Picture". The jukebox musical starred Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGreggor and Jim Broadbent, along with John Leguizamo and Richard Roxburgh, and featured versions of popular songs such as "Lady Marmalade", "Material Girl", "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend", "One Day I'll Fly Away", "Roxanne", and "Your Song", as well as original song "Come What May".