Thursday, 1 September 2016

It's official! Moulin Rouge is heading to the stage

It has been confirmed that Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! is heading to the stage. 

The adaptation will be directed by Alex Timbers, who recently departed the stage musical of Frozen. Book will be by John Logan. Global Creatures is developing the show; a "production timeline" and opening venue is to be announced.

Luhrmann says: "I first encountered Alex Timbers through the remarkable and inventive production of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and the brilliance of Here Lies Love. I immediately recognized the young director’s creative spirit and felt we shared similar sensibilities and instincts. It’s immensely gratifying to know that a new wave of artists will be leading Moulin Rouge! into its rightful theatrical realm."

Moulin Rouge! premiered at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival, starring Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman, and has grossed over $179 million worldwide. 

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