Aaron Tveit, a Broadway veteran perhaps best known for playing Danny Zuko in Fox’s “Grease: Live,” next tackles another iconic musical role: Ewan McGregor’s lovesick writer Christian in a Broadway-bound stage adaptation of “Moulin Rouge!”
And come what may, it looks like he’s nailing it.
The actor belts out the 2001 Baz Luhrmann movie’s ballad “Come What May” in a new music video released Thursday in advance of the stage adaptations’s premiere next month at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre.
The stage version, expected to transfer to New York sometime next season, also stars Tony winner Karen Olivo (“In the Heights”), Danny Burstein (“Fiddler on the Roof”), Sahr Naugjah (“Fela”), Ricky Rojas (“Burn the Floor”) and Robyn Hurder (“Nice Work if You Can Get It”).
Directed by Alex Timbers with a book by Tony winner John Logan (“Red”), the show will be choreographed by Sonya Tayeh. The Boston run is booked for a limited engagement, from June 27 through Aug. 5.
But it’s unlikely how much flying paper, roses, snow and fog will remain in the stage production.
The stage musical will include many of the film’s songs, as well as more recent hits. The 2001 movie premiered at Cannes in 2001 before going on to become a big-screen hit.
The film earned eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, and won two, for art direction and costume design.
Watch the music video above.