‘Moulin Rouge!’ will deliver sensual cabaret to Broadway

The massive occasion on this week is happening on the Decrease East Facet, the place “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” is having a no-expense-spared workshop.

Heavy-hitters, together with Broadway’s highly effective landlords — the Shuberts, the Nederlanders and Jujamcyn Theaters — will probably be on the Clemente Soto Vélez Tradition Middle on Suffolk Avenue on Thursday and Friday when International Creatures, producer of “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” and the maker of life-size-dinosaur reveals, seeks buyers. Sources say the present’s funds is about $20 million.

Baz Luhrmann, who directed the unique 2001 “Moulin Rouge!” film, will probably be readily available to see what Alex Timbers (“Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson”) has performed with the plush, world of the celebrated Montmartre, Paris, .

John Logan, who gained a Tony for “Purple,” has written the ebook, and the rating is a seize bag of pop songs, together with “Rhythm of the Night time,” “Roxanne,” “Like a Virgin” and the outdated Nat King Cole customary “Nature Boy.”

Karen Olivo (“West Facet Story”) is taking part in Satine, the singer and courtesan, reverse Aaron Tveit (“Subsequent to Regular”) because the struggling author who falls in love along with her. Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor performed these roles within the film.

Although Olivo and Tveit have solely been signed for the workshop, it’s a great wager they’ll go together with the present to Broadway.

“Moulin Rouge! The Musical” opens this summer season on the Colonial Theatre in Boston, as soon as residence to the premieres of “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Porgy and Bess,” “Follies” and “La Cage aux Folles.” Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II wrote a number of songs for “Oklahoma!” on a grand piano that was within the women’ lounge.

“Moulin Rouge!” is certain for New York, however International Creatures is being cagey about when. The corporate’s “King Kong” opens on the Broadway Theatre subsequent fall. The betting is that “Moulin Rouge!” holds off till fall 2019 — so it gained’t compete with “King Kong” for audiences, Tonys and bananas.


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The eggnog at “Residence for the Holidays” has curdled.

The present, that includes Danny Aiello crooning Christmas carols, was slated to run by Dec. 30 on the August Wilson Theatre, however has been dropping tons of of 1000’s of , manufacturing sources say.

The producers have been pumping in money to pay the theater bills, however they’re tapped out. A closing discover went up this week, however the producers try to maintain it quiet. They’re praying ticket gross sales will choose up whereas they attempt to scrape collectively more money to maintain the present going by the vacations.

If not, the present folds Sunday, the identical day “M. Butterfly” goes down.

“We dropped at Broadway a live performance expertise that has given the enjoyment of the season to our enthusiastic audiences,” the producers of “Residence for the Holidays” mentioned. “The buyers are 100 % behind this manufacturing.”

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