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Moulin Rouge! The Musical to Kick Off First National Tour in New Orleans and Chicago

The musical adaptation of the Baz Luhrmann film is currently playing at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on Broadway.

Karen Olivo and Aaron Tveit star in Moulin Rouge! The Musical on Broadway.
(© Matthew Murphy)

Moulin Rouge! The Musical will kick off its first North American tour in November 2020. Tech rehearsals and the official premiere will take place at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, before a 10-week run at the James M. Nederlander Theatre in Chicago. Additional tour stops and casting will be announced at a later date.

The musical adaptation of Baz Luhrmann's 2001 film is currently running on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. It is described as follows: "As in the film, Moulin Rouge! 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 15 years ago."

Directed by Alex Timbers, Moulin Rouge! has a book by John Logan, choreography by Sonya Tayeh, and music supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements by Justin Levine. The design team 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).


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