It’s not definite– I’ll tell you when it is– but it looks like the great pop R&B singer Deborah Cox will join “Moulin Rouge” on Broadway when it returns this fall.
Deborah would replace Karen Olivo as Satine in the hit show. Olivo resigned from the show last month very emotionally after producer Scott Rudin — who is not the producer of this show — as a toxic monster.
Olivo was nominated for a Tony Award but they were never given out. Now she certainly won’t get one.
Deborah Cox is a star and a powerful singer who has many top 40 hits from the 1990s and 2000s. She’s also appeared on Broadway twice, in “Jekyll and Hyde” and “Aida.” She won raves in each, and in the touring version of “The Bodyguard” playing the Whitney Houston role.
I hear “Moulin Rouge” producers want her, and so do we!