Joanna 'JoJo' Levesque and Derek Klena End Broadway Run in Moulin Rouge! The Musical July 30 | Playbill

Broadway News Joanna 'JoJo' Levesque and Derek Klena End Broadway Run in Moulin Rouge! The Musical July 30

The Tony-winning musical continues at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

Joanna "Jojo" Levesque and Derek Klena in Moulin Rouge! Matthew Murphy

Joanna “JoJo” Levesque and Derek Klena play their final performances in the Tony-winning Moulin Rouge! The Musical July 30 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

Levesque, who is making her Broadway debut in the hit musical, stepped into the role of Satine April 11, while Tony nominee Klena (Jagged Little Pill, Anastasia) returned to the role of Christian that same day.

The duo will be succeeded by Casey Cott, who plays the theatre-obsessed Kevin Keller on the long-running TV series Riverdale, in his Broadway debut as Christian and Courtney Reed (Aladdin) as Satine, the part she played in the musical's national tour. Both begin August 1.

The Broadway company also features 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. Oyoyo Joi is the Satine Alternate.

The ensemble includes Jacqueline B. Arnold, Tasia Jungbauer, David Merino, Sarah Bowden, Maya Bowles, Cameron Burke, Patrick Clanton, Raúl Contreras, Alexander Gil Cruz, Bobby Daye, Taurean Everett, Aaron C. Finley, Stephen Hernandez, Bahiyah Hibah, Heather Makalani, Nick Martinez, Kara Menendez, Kaitlin Mesh, Kelsey Orem, Dylan Paul, Clay Rice-Thomson, Amy Quanbeck, Brandon Stonestreet, Alec Varcas, Cole Wachman, Bria Jené Williams, and Ricardo Zayas.

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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