'Moulin Rouge' to start performances at the Piccadilly Theatre in November
The London production of the Broadway musical, based on the acclaimed Baz Luhrmann film, will begin performances in the West End in the fall.
Come what may! Moulin Rouge! The Musical has set its dates for a London debut. The production will begin performances at the Piccadilly Theatre in the West End on 12 Nov. with a press night on 8 Dec. Tickets to Moulin Rouge! The Musical in London are on sale now
“At its heart, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is about a group of artists fighting to keep their stage show alive," said producer and CEO of Global Creatures, Carmen Pavlovic in a statement. "That element of the story has felt very real for us as a company, as we’ve contended with the Covid shutdown and delay to our UK premiere. But now we are so excited and so honoured to finally confirm that our show will form part of a revitalised West End. We cannot wait for the red windmill to start turning in London!”
Directed by Tony nominee Alex Timbers, the musical is based on the 2001 Baz Luhrmann film about a young American writer in Paris who falls in love with a mysterious performer at the Parisian nightclub. The musical features a book by John Logan and a score of contemporary pop hits, with orchestrations and arrangements by Justin Levine. The production is choreographed by Sonya Tayeh.
“The last 12 months have proven uniquely challenging in engaging with performers as we look to cast the UK production," Timbers said in a statement. "Nevertheless we have all been astounded by the perseverance and sheer talent of those we have seen, and I am excited to see the cast coming together. It feels great to finally be confirming our UK premiere dates. I am thrilled now that we can look forward to bringing Moulin Rouge! to life in London and to welcome our audiences."
Moulin Rouge! The Musical opened on Broadway in summer 2019 and will reopen in New York after the pandemic theatre shutdown on 24 Sept. The Broadway cast stars Aaron Tveit, Danny Burstein, and Tam Mutu.
Moulin Rouge! The Musical is at the Piccadilly Theatre from 12 November.