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Moulin Rouge! The Musical Comes To Australia in 2021

Tuesday 30 July 2019

Moulin Rouge! The Musical Comes To Australia in 2021

The critically-acclaimed and lavish Australian production of 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' is set to open at Melbourne's Regent Theatre in 2021. The announcement was made by Gerry Ryan and Carmen Pavlovic on behalf of Global Creatures together with the Victorian Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, Martin Pakula.

'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' is based on the 2001 Oscar-winning 20th Century Fox Motion Picture by Baz Luhrmann. It currently plays to packed houses at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on Broadway where it opened on Thursday, 25 July.

Gerry Ryan and Carmen Pavlovic said, "It was an honour for our Australian born company to premiere a new musical on Broadway and receive such a warm reception from critics and audiences alike. We're thrilled to bring 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' home to Melbourne, the heart of fashion, art and culture, in 2021."

"The show's artistic ethos of 'Deluxe Maximalism' is reflected in its opulent set, costumes, music and choreography making it a perfect match with the grandeur of the Regent Theatre."

"We're grateful to Premier Andrews, Minister Pakula and the Victorian Government for their support and determination to bring the show to Melbourne. Their vision for the city's cultural experiences sits at the heart of the show's artistic ambition and values. We feel certain that Melbourne and 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' will together make a memorable event for audiences and become a defining moment in the show's international life."

"Melbourne's thriving cultural scene and its major events calendar are renowned around the world, and securing huge productions like this is why we are so highly regarded," said Minister Pakula.

"'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' is going to be a major winner for Victoria when it lands in 2021 and it's fantastic that it will open in a rejuvenated Regent Theatre."

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'). The design team includes Tony Award®-winner Derek McLane (sets), Tony Award®-winner Catherine Zuber (costumes), two-time Tony Award®-nominee Justin Townsend (lighting), Tony Award®-winner Peter Hylenski (sound), Drama Desk Award-winner David Brian Brown (wig and hair design) and Sarah Cimino (Make-up design). Casting is by Jim Carnahan and Stephen Kopel.

As in the film, 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' celebrates some of the greatest popular music of the last 50 years. It features many of the iconic songs from the movie and also includes recent hits released since the movie premiered 15 years ago.