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  • The designer who has received more Academy Awards than any other Australian was initially sceptical at the thought of a movie musical.

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    Baz Luhrmann reflects on divided critics, box office gold and watching his film on stage two decades later.

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    Des Flanagan, Ruva Ngwenya and Christopher J Scalzo join the 34-strong Australian cast.

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    Incredibly, the star of Moulin Rouge! The Musical completed the entire audition process pregnant.

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    Global Creatures today revealed the Australian cast of its Tony-nominated production, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, playing at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre from 13 August 2021.

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    From country Victoria to the Moulin Rouge, Des Flanagan just landed the role of a lifetime.

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    Ah, L’amour. That glowing neon red scrawl, the love symbol that, as surely as a signature, tells you ‘Baz Luhrmann was here’.

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    It was a Broadway smash with big plans until 25 company members took ill and a shutdown put everybody out of work. Inside a tumultuous year, in the words of those who lived it.

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    The most significant musical to debut in Melbourne next year has been given the green light with Moulin Rouge! to open in August at the Regent Theatre.

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    120 Years in the Making

    November 1, 2020

    Mash-up and remix are the origin story of the Broadway musical. Take 19th-century European operetta, add jazz, toss in chorus girls and clowns you’ve got yourself a show. Next, take this newfangled vaudeville musical, add a book with tears and suspense you’ve got Show Boat. Weave the score and book more tightly you’ve got Oklahoma! An ecstatic, knowing embrace of mash-up and remix are also at the heart of Moulin Rouge! The Musical. The hit show currently playing at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre honors and celebrates 120 years of Broadway musical storytelling and popular song. It represents the missing link from 1899 Paris to 2020 Broadway, from operetta to the mega-jukebox musical.

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