Courtney Reed Will Be Satine in Broadway's Moulin Rouge! | Playbill

Broadway News Courtney Reed Will Be Satine in Broadway's Moulin Rouge!

The Aladdin star returns to Broadway after creating the role in the jukebox musical's first national tour.

Courtney Reed Matthew Murphy

Courtney Reed (Aladdin) will return to Broadway as the next Satine in Moulin Rouge!, succeeding Joanna “JoJo” Levesque beginning August 1. Levesque and co-star Derek Klena are set to take their final bows in the production July 30. The Tony-winning musical continues its run at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

Reed joins the musical's Broadway company after originating the role in the first national tour, which launched last year. Additional casting is to be announced.

Along with Levesque and Klena, Moulin Rouge! currently stars Eric Anderson as Harold Zidler, André Ward as Toulouse-Lautrec, David Harris as The Duke of Monroth, Ricky Rojas as Santiago, and Sophie Carmen-Jones as Nini. 

Moulin Rouge!, based on the 2001 film, opened on Broadway in 2019 following a Boston tryout. The musical was subsequently nominated for 14 Tony Awards in 2020, winning 10, including Best Musical.

The production is directed by Alex Timbers with a book by John Logan (based on the Baz Luhrmann-directed movie of the same name) and choreography by Sonya Tayeh. The score features covers of "Fireworks" by Katy Perry, "Your Song" by Elton John, and "Chandelier" by Sia, among many other modern pop songs. The story takes place at Paris' famed Moulin Rouge and follows the tragic love story between performer Satine and composer Christian.

The production's music team includes musical supervisor Justin Levine, music producer Matt Stine, and music director Julie McBride. Orchestrations are by Levine, Stine, Katie Kresek, and Charlie Rosen, with dance arrangements by Levine and Stine.

Also on the creative team are scenic designer Derek McLane, costume designer Catherine Zuber, lighting designer Justin Townsend, sound designer Peter Hylenski, hair designer David Brian Brown, and makeup designer Sarah Cimino, with creative services by Luhrmann and Catherine Martin. Casting is by Jim Carnahan and Stephen Kopel.

Take a Look at New Production Photos of Moulin Rouge!

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