After a world premiere at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre, Moulin Rouge! is ready to bring the spectacle to Broadway. The musical adaptation of the 2001 Baz Luhrmann film will play the Al Hirschfeld Theatre beginning June 28, 2019, with opening night set for July 25.
The Hirschfeld is currently home to the long-running Tony winner Kinky Boots, which, as previously announced, will end its Broadway run April 7.
Set to star in the Broadway engagement are Aaron Tveit and and Tony Award winner Karen Olivo, who will reprise their performances as Christian and Satine, respectively, from the Boston mounting. Also returning will be 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.
Alex Timbers (this season’s Beetleuice) directs the production, which features a book by John Logan and a score comprised of the original songs and pop standards heard in the movie as well as new hits released in the 17 years since its premiere.
A "fan-only" pre-sale, reserved for those who sign up for the production's newsletter, will begin November 21. A Mastercard pre-sale will follow beginning November 23 before tickets go on sale to the general public December 3.
The company will also include Jacqueline Arnold, Olutayo Bosede, Kyle Brown, Sam Cahn, Max Clayton, Yurel Echezarreta, Jennifer Florentino, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Bahiyah Hibah, Ericka Hunter, Holly James, Reed Luplau, Jeigh Madjus, Morgan Marcell, Brandt Martinez, Jodi McFadden, Kevyn Morrow, Fred Odgaard, Dylan Paul, Khori Michelle Petinaud and Benjamin Rivera.
Moulin Rouge! features choreography by Sonya Tayeh, orchestrations by music supervisor Justin Levine, sets by Derek McLane, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Justin Townsend, sound design by Peter Hylenski, and wig and hair design by David Brian Brown.