Seasons may change, winter to spring but Moulin Rouge is here to stay, on broadway!
Baz Luhrmann’s movie was released in 2001 and starred Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman in the colorful and brilliantly extravagant musical.
You’d think after 17 years they would have pocketed the treasure it became and let it stay a little piece of history. But in true theatrical style they hit us smack bang in the face with the ultimate surprise.
Broadway.com is selling tickets as soon as they become available and describe the musical as one “set in Montmartre Quarter of Paris, France. Moulin Rouge tells the fictional story of the young poet/writer Christian who falls in love with the star of the Moulin Rouge, cabaret actress Satine, during the Belle Epoque at the turn of the 20th century. As was the case in the film, the stage musical’s score will weave together popular music of the last 50 years as well as include additional songs that have been written in the 15 years since the film’s release.”
So you may be wondering who’s going to take the main roles in Moulin Rouge! The Musical and grace the stage all the while singing of love? The answer is Karen Olivo (Hamilton) as Satine and Aaron Tveit (Les Misérables) as Christian along with Danny Burstein, Sahr Ngaujah, Tam Mutu, Ricky Rojas and Robyn Hurder as the main cast, as well as a talented ensemble.
The show, directed by Alex Timbers is currently in rehearsal for a pre-Broadway run at the Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston from June 27 through August 5.
So.. you know, get on a plane. Or just watch the movie again and again, crying and melting at the voice of a young Ewan McGregor whilst simultaneously admiring Nicole Kidman’s acting and fantastic costume choices.
Either way I will leave you with the vocal magnificence that is Aaron Tveit.