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Moulin Rouge! The Musical to Premiere in Chicago
Sep 19, 2019


Moulin Rouge Musical in Chicago Broadway In Chicago announced today that the first North American tour of Moulin Rouge! The Musical will play Broadway In Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre (24 W. Randolph) for a limited engagement Dec. 17, 2020 through Feb. 21, 2021.

"After ten years in development, the fantastic response to Moulin Rouge! The Musical in New York is mind blowing," said producer Carmen Pavlovic, and continued, "We're keen to share the enthusiasm for Moulin Rouge! The Musical across the country. It's thrilling that a second company will be going out to audiences across North America just one year after the Broadway opening."

Lou Raizin, President of Broadway In Chicago said, "It is most exciting that Chicagoans will be among the first to see this amazing show outside of New York."

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).

Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Pop the champagne and prepare for the spectacular spectacular...Welcome to Moulin Rouge! The Musical.

Baz Luhrmann's revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a theatrical celebration of truth, beauty, freedom, and - above all - love. Moulin Rouge! The Musical is more than a musical; it is a state of mind.

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.


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