Due to delays resulting from the global impact of Covid-19, Moulin Rouge! The Musical will now begin performances at London’s Piccadilly Theatre, London in the autumn of 2021. The production was originally due to open in March of next year.
Carmen Pavlovic, CEO of Global Creatures and producer of Moulin Rouge! The Musical, said of the change:
“Whilst we’re disappointed to be opening a little later than originally planned, we are committed to bringing Moulin Rouge! The Musical to London and look forward to being part of a revived West End.”
Full season details will be announced in due course.
Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza directed by Alex Timbers (Here Lies Love at National Theatre, Tony Award-nominated for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Peter and the Starcatcher).
The musical has a book by John Logan (Tony Award for Red, three-time Academy Award nominee, including for Gladiator and The Aviator), choreography by Sonya Tayeh (Lucille Lortel Award and Obie Award for Kung Fu, and Emmy winner), and music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Justin Levine (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson).
The design team for includes Derek McLane (sets), Catherine Zuber (costumes), Justin Townsend (lighting), Peter Hylenski (sound), David Brian Brown (wig and hair design) and Sarah Cimino (make-up design). Casting is by Pippa Ailion.
As in the film, Moulin Rouge! The Musical celebrates some of the greatest popular music of the last 50 years. The stage musical features many of the iconic songs from the movie and also includes recent hits released since the movie premiered 18 years ago. Moulin Rouge! The Musical opened on Broadway on 25 July 2019.