Moulin Rouge! Musical Delays Start of Boston World Premiere

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A construction-related incident at the Colonial Theatre has pushed back previews, which were originally slated to begin June 27.

The pre-Broadway engagement of Moulin Rouge! has announced new dates at the Emerson Colonial Theatre following a construction issue at the newly restored Boston venue.

The Broadway-bound production will now begin previews July 10 at the Emerson Colonial Theatre instead of the originally announced June 27. A new opening night date will be announced shortly.


Directed by Tony nominee Alex Timbers, Moulin Rouge! was forced to delay the start of Boston previews following a construction issue with part of the steel grid above the stage of the Colonial Theatre last week.

"No one was in the theatre when this incident occurred. Additionally, no damage was done to the set of Moulin Rouge! Safety is the top priority, and crews have been working around the clock in order to restore the support and ensure its integrity moving forward," a representative for the Ambassador Theatre Group, which operates the Colonial, said in a statement to Playbill.

Moulin Rouge! stars Aaron Tveit as Christian and Tony Award winner Karen Olivo as Satine. (The roles were originated on screen by Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman in the 2001 film.)

Performances are scheduled through August 19.

The box office at the Emerson Colonial Theatre will open for in-person purchases on June 27 at 9:30 AM.

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