First Preview of 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical'
If you were gay in the early 2000s (or at least a hopeless romantic) then you remember the hit musical Moulin Rouge!. The 2001 Oscar winning film stars Ewan McGregor as Christian, a poor writer who falls in love with the star of the Moulin Rouge, cabaret actress and courtesan Satine, played by Nicole Kidman. The two stars dance their way through the Montmartre Quarter of Paris, France, while singing original songs and classics such as Madonna's Like a Virgin and Elton John's Your Song.
Moulin Rouge! The Musical, the stage adaptation of the Baz Luhrmann film is set to play a pre-Broadway show at the Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston beginning June 27.
If that isn't exciting enough, a video of star Aaron Tveit, who plays Christian, performing "Come What May," one of the pivotal songs from the film and one that still can be heard at weddings, has been released. The video was directed by Ezra Hurwitz and was shot in the historic Kings Theatre in Brooklyn.
Tveit stars in the stage musical alongside Karen Olivo, Danny Burstein, Sahr Ngaujah, Tam Mutu, Ricky Rojas and Robyn Hunter. The Global Creatures production is directed by Alex Timbers, with choreography by Sonya Tayeh. Bill Damaschke serves as executive producer.
The best part? The production is expected to move to Broadway during the 2018-19 season, though dates and venue have not yet been set.
And while no one is sure if Moulin Rouge! The Musical will make it to Broadway, I believe it can-can.
You can watch the video of Aaron Tveit singing Come What May below: