“The jukebox has exploded!” – Ben Brantley, New York Times
Moulin Rouge!The Musical
Based on the 20th Century Fox Motion Picture by Baz Luhrmann
Original Cast Recording Released by House of Iona/RCA Records this Fall
(July 18, 2019, New York City) The producers of Moulin Rouge! The Musical and RCA Records proudly announced today that the highly-anticipated new musical will record a cast album later this month, to be released in all formats by Baz Luhrmann’s label, House of Iona, and RCA Records this fall.
Currently in preview performances, Moulin Rouge! The Musical officially opens on July 25 at Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre.
Moulin Rouge! The Musical producer Carmen Pavlovic says, “Bringing Moulin Rouge! to life as a Broadway musical has been a thrilling journey. We’re delighted that the show’s unique live score will now be translated into a cast album recording thanks to our partnership with House of Iona / RCA Records. We’re grateful to RCA Chairman and CEO, Peter Edge for his steadfast belief in Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Baz Luhrmann has been a long term friend and creative advisor to our team. We’re honoured that Baz will bring his musical force to producing the cast album with the show’s Justin Levine, Matt Stine and Alex Timbers. It promises to be an electrifying artistic collaboration.”
“Moulin Rouge!, conceived and executed so brilliantly by the incomparable Baz Luhrmann, is one of the most iconic movie musicals of all time and we couldn’t be more excited to see it come to life in such spectacular fashion on the Broadway stage,” says Peter Edge, Chairman and CEO, RCA Records. “The show is thrilling and the musical numbers will have the audience jumping out of their seats. We are elated to be releasing the original cast recording which will become an instant classic enjoyed by all for years to come.”
The original Broadway cast recording will be produced by Grammy-nominated Baz Luhrmann, Justin Levine, Matt Stine and Alex Timbers.
Baz Luhrmann says, “The conceit of Moulin Rouge! the film was the idea that a 19th century poet opens his mouth and out comes contemporary pop music, but reimagined in a new dramatic and emotional context. Alex Timbers and his musical team of Justin Levine and Matt Stine have taken this conceit further in the stage production. In the studio we will strive to ensure that the unprecedented style of the Broadway show has a cast album to match… A unique blend of Broadway, Pop, and Opera.”
MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL
The cast of Moulin Rouge! The Musical is led by Karen Olivo (Tony Award® for West Side Story, In the Heights) as Satine, Aaron Tveit (Catch Me If You Can, Next to Normal) as Christian, Danny Burstein (six-time Tony Award®-nominee, Fiddler On the Roof, Cabaret) as Harold Zidler, Sahr Ngaujah (Tony® and Olivier award-nominee for Fela) as Toulouse-Lautrec, Tam Mutu (Doctor Zhivago, Encores!’s Hey, Look Me Over! and The New Yorkers) as The Duke of Monroth, Ricky Rojas (Burn the Floor) as Santiago and Robyn Hurder (Nice Work If You Can Get It) as Nini.
Directed by Alex Timbers (Tony Award®-nominated for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Peter and the Starcatcher) Moulin Rouge! The Musical has a book by John Logan (Tony Award® for Red), 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).
As in Baz Luhrmann’s 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 19 years ago.
Global Creatures (Carmen Pavlovic and Gerry Ryan OAM) serves as Lead Producer and Bill Damaschke is the executive producer. General management is by Foresight Theatrical.
Released by 20th Century Fox, Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! premiered at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. At the 74th Academy Awards, the film was nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture, and won two. The soundtrack for the film was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media in 2002.
The Moulin Rouge of Paris is a dazzling and spectacular universe, the symbol of the Parisian way of celebrating since 1889. Starting life as a popular cabaret and dance hall, the venue became an iconic music hall in the Roaring Twenties, and then a theatre where numerous famous French and international artistes stepped out into the limelight.
Ricky Rojas is appearing with the support of Actors’ Equity Association. The producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance of this production.
Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com and in person at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 West 45th Street. Hirschfeld Theatre box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10am to 8pm. Group discounts are available for groups of 12 or more through Group Sales Box Office at Broadway.com by calling 1-800-BROADWAY x2 or online at www.broadway.com/groups. Moulin Rouge! The Musical offers a $29 (plus $5 service charge) “Lucky Seat” lottery. For more information go to https://moulinrougemusical.com/.
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