Bohemian

News

  • Not since the emerald hues of Wicked has a show looked more glorious in Chicago’s Nederlander Theatre than Moulin Rouge! The Musical. That’s partly because the visual excess of Moulin Rouge, taking its cue from its sourcing of the famously outré Baz Luhrmann musical, matches the gestalt of the palace formerly known as the Oriental Theatre. But it’s also due to the expansiveness of the new touring production, which has packed its trunk with all the toys from Broadway, including the stuff that sits far beyond the proscenium, the windmill, elephant and all. That’s very rare these days but the producers clearly realized the difficulties of creating truly immersive theater in massive road houses.

    Read More

    Like most touring productions of Broadway shows, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” had its final day of rehearsal in a New York studio. John Logan, the longtime Chicago playwright who co-penned this theatrical adaptation of the famed Baz Luhrmann movie from 2001, walked through its door a couple of weeks ago to see the Equity road company, which officially opens in Chicago on April 6.

    Read More

    It’s the splashiest production to come to Chicago since theaters began reopening. “Moulin Rouge” hits the stage at the Nederlander Theatre on March 19, and the Broadway star at the center of it all got her start in Elgin.

    Read More

    The Moulin Rouge! The Musical North American tour is set to premiere March 19 at the James M. Nederlander Theatre in Chicago, where it will run until May 14. Watch a video of the ensemble cast rehearsing.

    Read More

    Are you ready to can-can? The cast for the upcoming North American touring production of Moulin Rouge! The Musical has been announced. The musical is set to begin performances at Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre on March 19. Directed by Tony winner Alex Timbers, the production features Tony-winning choreography by Sonya Tayeh. “I’m thrilled and honored to welcome an extraordinary and vibrant group of actors to Moulin Rouge! The Musical as we begin our rehearsal process this week,” said Timbers. “After years of anticipation, we are all so excited to finally be taking this show on the road to audiences throughout North America.”

    Read More

    “On Stage” and Frank DiLella join new Moulin Rouge! star Maya Bowles backstage and onstage as she lives out her emotional lifelong dream of performing in a Broadway show.

    Read More

    The first North American tour of Moulin Rouge! The Musical will open in Chicago with a Chicago-area actor in the lead role of Satine, according to an announcement Wednesday from downtown theater presenter Broadway in Chicago. The musical, which recently won multiple Tonys in its Broadway production, will launch the tour next February at the Nederlander Theatre in the Loop, starring Conor Ryan as Christian and Elgin native Courtney Reed as Satine.

    Read More

    The ceremony’s biggest prize, for best musical, went to Moulin Rouge! The Musical, a sumptuously eye-popping stage adaptation of the 2001 Baz Luhrmann film about a love triangle in fin-de-siècle Paris. The musical, jam-packed with present-day pop songs, swept the musical categories, picking up 10 prizes.

    Read More

    The reopening of shows big and small—among them lavish musicals like the 2021 Tony for Best Musical winner Moulin Rouge!, featured in the behind-the-scenes photos here—is great news for loyal theatergoers, and for New Yorkers especially. In the depths of pandemic uncertainty, the dimmed marquees and darkened doorways of our most beautiful theaters made Times Square the most depressing stretch of our city, rather than the most vibrant. Now that the lights—and with them, the makers—have returned, life has returned, too.

    Read More

    Danny Burstein, the seven-time Tony nominated performer who is up for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance as Harold Zidler in Moulin Rouge! The Musical, is 30 years into his Broadway career and still loving every moment. Hear Burstein talk with Broadway.com editor-in-chief Paul Wontorek about returning to the mad, mad world of the Tony-nominated Moulin Rouge! The Musical, the legacy of his late wife Rebecca Luker and how he got “everything he ever wanted” in his career.

    Read More
    1 2 3 6