Baz Luhrmann, the man behind the new hit Broadway production of Puccini's La Bohème, will appear on TV's "The Charlie Rose Show," Dec. 12. La Bohème opened Dec. 8 to rave reviews. Luhrmann's rendition updates the classic story of love-torn Parisian bohemians to the 1950s, but otherwise remains true to the tone and intention of the opera, while enlivening the look of the piece with his much vaunted visual sense (partnering with designer-wife Catherine Martin) and passion for the romantic. Three pairs of Rodolfos and Mimis share singing duties, while Marcello and Musetta are handled by two singers apiece.
"The Charlie Rose Show" airs on PBS at 11:30 PM (ET) in the New York City area (Channel 13). Check local listings for the time in your area. Charlie Rose is on the web at http://www.charlierose.com/.
—By Robert Simonson