A Las Vegas casino is the target venue for a stage version the Baz Luhrmann's Oscar-winning movie, "Moulin Rouge," a picture about risk, music, hijinks, hedonism, sex, death and showstoppers — Vegas in miniature.
Luhrmann told Variety the Paris-set show is going into a casino, but nothing else was reported. Luhrmann told Playbill On-Line in November that stage versions of his "Moulin Rouge" and "Strictly Ballroom" were his next two live shows, but it wasn't clear if he would direct them. He wants "Strictly Ballroom" to go into a ballroom space.
His next film project is an epic, "Alexander the Great," starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Luhrmann's La Bohème earned love letters from critics following the Dec. 8 opening at the Broadway Theatre. Luhrmann's wife, Catherine Martin (an Oscar winner for the design of "Moulin Rouge"), designed the set and co-designed costumes for La Bohème.
— By Kenneth Jones