“Moulin Rouge!” Starts Tonight

The stage adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 film will begin previews tonight at the Emerson Colonial Theatre. The Alex Timbers-helmed production was initially slated to begin June 27, though a construction-related incident delayed the musical’s premiere. The production stars Aaron Tveit and Tony winner Karen Olivo (pictured) as Christian and Satine, respectively (Ewan MacGregor and Nicole Kidman in the movie). Also featured in the cast are six-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein as Harold Zidler, Tony and Olivier nominee Sahr Ngaujah as Toulouse-Lautrec, Tam Mutu as the Duke of Monroth, Ricky Rojas as Santiago, and Robyn Hurder as Nini. Moulin Rouge! is expected to transfer to Broadway, though no word yet on a theatre or dates. The stage production features songs from the film’s soundtrack, in addition to recent pop hits released since its premiere.

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