Sunday, April 21, 2024

Broadway: “Moulin Rouge,” Based on the Baz Luhrmann Movie, Is Coming Next Summer


It was inevitable. “Moulin Rouge” is on its way.

The hit production from Boston, directed by Alex Timbers, will arrive next July at the Al Hirschfeld Theater.

Leading the cast are Aaron Tviet, Karen Olivo, and Danny Burstein. The latter will just be coming off a run in “My Fair Lady.”

“Moulin Rouge” is based on Baz Luhrmann’s movie starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor. It’s kind of a jukebox musical, with lots and lots of existing pop music but no new score. Derek McLane is doing the sets. Catherine Zuber is on costumes.

The show comes to us from Australian company Global Creatures, producers of the current “King Kong” extravaganza.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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