Broadway: MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL (reopening at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre)

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by Gregory Bernard on June 2, 2021

in Theater-New York

Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Love return to Broadway!
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Based on the 20th Century Fox Motion Picture by Baz Luhrmann
Returns to Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre
on September 24, 2021

Moulin Rouge! The Musical will resume performances beginning Friday, September 24, 2021 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th St, NYC). The cast will be led by returning principal company members Aaron Tveit as Christian, Danny Burstein as Harold Zidler, Sahr Ngaujah as Toulouse-Lautrec, Tam Mutu as The Duke of Monroth, Ricky Rojas as Santiago and Robyn Hurder as Nini. Ashley Loren is the Satine Alternate.(Tveit, Burstein, Ngaujah and Hurder are all Tony Award nominees for their performances in Moulin Rouge! The Musical.) Tickets are available at www.MoulinRougeMusical.com and www.SeatGeek.com.

The cast of Moulin Rouge! The Musical on Broadway.

Baz Luhrmann’s iconic film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. This is a theatrical celebration of Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and – above all – Love. It’s more than a musical; it is a state of mind. As in the film, the musical celebrates over 160 years of music – from Offenbach to Lady Gaga. The stage musical features many of the iconic songs from the movie and also includes recent hits released since the movie premiered 20 years ago.

(l-r) Sahr Ngaujah as Toulouse-Lautrec, Aaron Tveit as Christian and Ricky Rojas as Santiago

Producers Carmen Pavlovic and Bill Damaschke jointly said, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a story about artists fighting to keep their theatre open on their own terms. This has served as our rallying cry as we’ve navigated the complexities of the Broadway shutdown and planning for our re-imagined future.”

“Zidler greets the audience at the top of the show with “YOU are welcome here” and we look forward to extending this salutation with renewed meaning to our audiences, creative team, cast, musicians and crew as the red windmill starts to turn again at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. It is a tremendous privilege to re-unite our much-loved company on a shared journey towards the re-opening of Broadway and beyond.”

Danny Burstein as Harold Zidler

The first musical of the 2019/2020 Broadway season, Moulin Rouge! The Musical opened to critical acclaim at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on July 25, 2019.

“Spectacular! Euphoric! In Moulin Rouge! The Musical, life is beautiful,” raves The New York Times. “Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a fabulous new musical. The high begins the instant you walk into the theatre,” said the New York Post. Entertainment Weekly concludes that “it’s easy to believe that Moulin Rouge! The Musical could run for 50 years.”

The cast of Moulin Rouge! The Musical on Broadway.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical is directed by Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers and with a book by Tony Award winner John Logan, choreography by Tony Award nominee Sonya Tayeh and music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Tony Award nominee Justin Levine.

The design team for Moulin Rouge! The Musical includes Tony Award winner Derek McLane (sets), Tony Award winner Catherine Zuber (costumes), Tony Award nominee Justin Townsend (lighting), Tony Award nominee Peter Hylenski (sound), Drama Desk Award winner David Brian Brown (wig and hair design), Sarah Cimino (Make-up design) and Tony Award nominee Matt Stine (Music Producer). Casting is by Jim Carnahan and Stephen Kopel.

photos by Matthew Murphy

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