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Moulin Rouge! The Musical to open in London

The Broadway hit has confirmed its highly anticipated West End debut in 2021.

The first UK production of the acclaimed Moulin Rouge! The Musical will open in March 2021 at London’s Piccadilly Theatre.

The musical brings Baz Lurhmann’s revolutionary 2001 film to life on stage, inviting audiences to enter a world full of splendour, romance, glitz, grandeur and glory.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical follows aspiring writer Christian and dancer Satine as they fall in love. Pressure mounts on Satine as her boss and Moulin Rouge owner Harold Zidler relies on her to appease the Duke of Monroth, whose money keeps the Moulin Rouge running.

The story is centred around the Moulin Rouge, the iconic Parisien cabaret and dancehall that first opened in 1889, and still welcomes visitors from all across the globe to its Féerie revue show.

As with the film, Moulin Rouge! The Musical celebrates some of the best popular music from the past five decades. Popular songs from the movie such as Lady Marmalade feature alongside more recent hits from the 18 years since the film’s release.

The musical is currently showing on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre where it has been wowing audiences with its lavish, immersive set since opening this past summer.

In August the original Broadway Cast recording was released, debuting at No.1 on the Billboard Cast Album Chart. The record is available on streaming services now and will be released physically on 25 October 2019.

Watch Aaron Tveit, who currently stars as Christian in the Broadway production, perform Come What May below:

Producer Carmen Pavlovic from Global Creatures comments: “After ten years in development, and following the fantastic response to Moulin Rouge! The Musical in New York, we are thrilled to be sharing this musical with audiences in the UK. We can’t wait to bring the show to London”.

The film Moulin Rouge, starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor, first premiered at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. A runaway box office success and critical smash, the film received eight Oscar nominations at the 74th Academy Awards, taking home two.

The London production of Moulin Rouge will be directed by Alex Timbers (Here Lies Love, Bloody Andrew Jackson) with a book by John Logan (Red, Gladiator, The Aviator) and choreography by Sonya Tayeh (Kung FU).

Casting will be announced in due course.

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