The stage production of Baz Luhrmann’s “Moulin Rouge!” that opened in Boston this summer is heading to Broadway.
Producer Carmen Pavlovic announced Monday that the musical will open on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, with previews beginning June 28, 2019 prior to a July 25 opening night.
The cast from the show at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre will transfer to Broadway, including Karen Olivo, Aaron Tveit, Danny Burstein, Sahr Ngaujah, Tam Mutu, Ricky Rojas and Robyn Hurder.
“We are thrilled to be bringing ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ to Broadway,” said producer Carmen Pavlovic in a statement. “We are especially delighted that the show is going to the Hirschfeld – the perfect theater for this production with its lavish architecture and rich history of landmark Broadway shows.”
Based on the Oscar-nominated 2001 film of the same name starring Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman, the jukebox musical is set in the Moulin Rouge of Paris about a poet who falls in love with a courtesan. The stage production includes many of the original songs and covers from the original film and also features covers of newly released hit pop songs released since the original.
An exclusive fan-only pre-sale will begin Nov. 21 at 12 p.m. for access to “Moulin Rouge!” Broadway tickets, followed by a presale for Mastercard holders.
Alex Timbers directs “Moulin Rouge!” with a book by John Logan, choreography by Sonya Tayeh, and music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Justin Levine.
The ensemble and swings will include Jacqueline Arnold, Olutayo Bosede, Kyle Brown, Sam Cahn, Max Clayton, Yurel Echezarreta, Jennifer Florentino, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Bahiyah Hibah, Ericka Hunter, Holly James, Reed Luplau, Jeigh Madjus, Morgan Marcell, Brandt Martinez, Jodi McFadden, Kevyn Morrow, Fred Odgaard, Dylan Paul, Khori Michelle Petinaud and Benjamin Rivera.
The design team for Moulin Rouge! includes Tony Award winner Derek McLane (sets), Tony Award winner Catherine Zuber(costumes), two-time Tony Award nominee Justin Townsend (lighting), Tony Award winner Peter Hylenski (sound), Drama Desk Award winner David Brian Brown (wig and hair design) and Sarah Cimino (Make-up design). Casting is by Jim Carnahan and StephenKopel.
Additional producers include Aaron Lustbader, Hunter Arnold, Darren Bagert, Adam Blanshay Productions/Nicolas Talar, Erica Lynn Schwartz/Stephanie Rosenberg, Aleri Entertainment, CJ ENM, Harmonia, AF Creative Media/International Theatre Fund, Baz & Co, Gilad-Rogowsky/InStone Productions, IMG Original Content, John Gore Organization, MEHR-BB Entertainment, Spencer Ross, Iris Smith, Triptyk Studios, Nederlander Presentations/IPN, Carl Daikeler/Sandi Moran, Desantis-Baugh Productions, Candy Spelling/Tulchin Bartner and Jujamcyn Theatres.
Global Creatures (Carmen Pavlovic, CEO; Gerry Ryan OAM, Chairman) serves as Lead Producer and Bill Damaschke is the executive producer. General management is by Foresight Theatrical.