As the musical adaptation of Moulin Rouge! approaches its world premiere, get a first listen to the love story’s signature tune, “Come What May,” as performed by Aaron Tveit in the music video above.
The video, directed by Ezra Hurwitz, features Tveit in a theatre—filled with raining score pages and flower petals—as he sings David Baerwald and Kevin Gilbert's Golden Globe-nominated song.
The stage favorite will take on the role of Christian opposite Tony winner Karen Olivo as Satine (played on screen in the 2001 Baz Luhrmann film by Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman, respectively) when the musical begins at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre June 27. Opening night is set for July 22.
Joining Tveit and Olivo on stage will be six-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein as Harold Zidler, Tony and Olivier nominee Sahr Ngaujah as Toulouse-Lautrec, Tam Mutu as the Duke of Monroth, Ricky Rojas as Santiago, and Robyn Hurder as Nini.
Rounding out the ensemble are the newly announced Jacqueline Arnold, Olutayo Bosede, Kyle Brown, Sam Cahn, Joe Carroll, Max Clayton, Natalie Cortez, Jennifer Florentino, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Bahiyah Hibah, Ericka Hunter, Holly James,Brandon Leffler, Reed Luplau, Jeigh Madjus, Daniel Maldonado, Morgan Marcell, Brandt Martinez, Jodi McFadden, Kevyn Morrow, Fred Odgaard, Dylan Paul, Khori Petinaud, and Benjamin Rivera.
The musical will run in Boston through August 5; a Broadway transfer is expected to follow.