As if he didn't have enough on his hands staging Puccini's La Bohème on Broadway, director Baz Luhrmann will make an appearance at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore 7 PM Dec. 2.
The interview/Q&A/signing for the behind-the-scenes illustrated journey of his film, "Moulin Rouge," will take place at the Union Square branch in New York City.
Onetime actor Luhrmann is internationally known for directing the films "Strictly Ballroom" (which he began as a play), "Romeo + Juliet" and the Academy Award nominated "Moulin Rouge." He has worked in film, opera, theatre, music and events management. With wife Catherine Martin, he is the founder and director of Bazmark. In 1988, he created the critically acclaimed opera, Lake Lost, with composer Felix Meagher, where he first collaborated with designer Martin.
Previews for the Baz Luhrmann-directed staging of La Bohème begin Nov. 29 at the Broadway Theatre. Opening night is Dec. 8. Three rotating casts will be used because of the vocally-demanding nature of the Puccini opera. The 1896 classic is reimagined and re-set by Luhrmann and Martin in 1957 Paris. The opera will be sung in Italian with English supertitles.
For ticket information about the run at the Broadway Theatre, call (212) 239-6200. The Broadway Theatre is at Broadway and 53rd Street. Barnes and Noble Union Square is located at 33 East 17th Street (near Broadway). For further information, visit www.bn.com.