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Moulin Rouge!
SPECTACULAR, SPECTACULAR NEWS! A few days ago, the Broadway company of the Tony Award nominated smash hit Moulin Rouge have all reunited for the first time in 18 months since the shutdown. Currently, the cast is the midst of rehearsals for relaunching its Broadway run next month.
Making us want to CAN CAN with excitement seeing all the incredibly talented faces from the original cast back together consisting of…..
Tony nominee Aaron Tviet as “Christian”,
Tony nominee Danny Burstein as “Harold Zilder”,
Tony & Olivier nominee Sahr Ngaujah as “Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec”,
Broadway and West End favorite Tam Mutu as “The Duke of Monroth”,
Ricky Rojas as “Santiago” aka “The Narcoleptic Argentinean”,
Tony nominee Robyn Hurder as “Nini Legs-in-the-Air”,
and members of its Ensemble.
The show also welcomes some incredible new cast members joining the Ensemble and most importantly….. the show’s new leading lady Natalie Mendoza who replaces original cast member Tony winner (and nominee for this show) Karen Olivo as “Satine”.
MOULIN ROUGE was one of the first Broadway shows to have been effected by the spread of the coronavirus. Following just an incredible 6+ months into its triumphant run of SPECTACULAR, SPECTACULAR rave reviews & sold out crowds every night, the news was revealed to the company about an extreme virus spreading the world. Many people thought it was just the usual flu season with still following safety precautions. However, things began to take a horrific turn for the worse in February 2020 as the BOHEMIANS themselves one by one began to feel ill. Company members began to call out non-stop….. a crazy record which included several performances getting cancelled along with low ticket sales. With safety precautions of this new illness, the show preventing the cast from doing post-show backstage tours and the popular stage door (signing autographs & taking photos). Eventually on March 12th, 2020, the show was shutdown like all Broadway shows on March 12th, 2020. Several months into Quarantining, cast members did not know that they caught COVID-19 including Tviet and Burnstein. Luckily despite Delta Variant cases rising and people being vaccinated, things are starting to make their way back to normal.
MOULIN ROUGE will once again make audiences COME WHAT MAY starting September 24th, 2021 at Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre.
Along with the Broadway production, MOULIN ROUGE is also set to launch long awaited new companies around the world including….
London’s West End at the Piccadilly Theatre,
a North American National Tour,
an Australian company (where it all began) playing Melbourne’s Regent Theatre.
Who is excited?!!!
Mike Haber
Author: Mike Haber

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