As he prepares for the debut of Oh, Hello on Broadway, Tony-nominated director Alex Timbers opens up about another project that is in the works: the recently announced stage adaptation of Moulin Rouge.
As previously reported, Baz Luhrmann’s 2001, highly-theatrical Oscar-nominated film is being adapted into a stage musical with a book by Tony winner John Logan. The new work will be titled Moulin Rouge! The Musical, with further details, including production dates and casting, to be announced at a later date.
“We’re working on the outline right now,” says Timbers. “I got to meet Baz [Luhrmann] a couple of years ago. He’s really enthusiastic about this idea, and I obviously love his movie.“
“We think we’ve found a perfect collaborator in John Logan,” continues the director. “I’m a huge fan of his movies, his plays and TV show. I’m really excited about the opportunity to work with him.”
Timbers recently garnered critical acclaim for his direction of The Robber Bridegroom Off-Broadway and is the co-creator and co-executive producer of the Golden Globe-winning TV show Mozart in the Jungle. His Broadway credits include Rocky, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Peter and the Starcatcher.
Oh, Hello on Broadway, Nick Kroll and John Mulaney’s off-beat love letter to Broadway as told through the eyes of their hilarious alter-egos—70-year-old Upper West Side bachelors Gil and George—will debut September 23 and officially open October 10 at the Lyceum Theatre.
See the duo meet the press below: