Moulin Rouge! The Musical original cast members Aaron Tveit, Tam Mutu, and Ricky Rojas will depart the Best Musical Tony winner May 8, along with Natalie Mendoza. Based on the 2001 film, the musical continues its run at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre.
Tveit, Mutu, and Rojas created the roles of Christian, The Duke of Monroth, and Santiago (respectively), with Tveit winning a Tony Award for his performance. Mendoza took over the role of Satine from original star Karen Olivo when the production resumed performances on Broadway in September 2021 after the shutdown. New casting will be announced at a later time.
Directed by Alex Timbers with a book by John Logan and choreography by Sonya Tayeh, Moulin Rouge! first opened on Broadway in 2019 following a Boston try-out. Based on the Baz Luhrmann-directed movie of the same name, the score features covers of "Fireworks" by Katy Perry, "Your Song" by Elton John, and "Chandelier" by Sia, among many others. The story takes place at Paris' famed Moulin Rouge and follows the tragic love story between performer Satine and composer Christian.
The production's music team includes Justin Levine as musical supervisor, Matt Stine as music producer, and Cian McCarthy as music director. Orchestrations are by Levine, Stine, Katie Kresek, and Charlie Rosen, with dance arrangements by Levine and Stine.
Also on the creative team are Derek McLane as scenic designer, Catherine Zuber as costume designer, Justin Townsend as lighting designer, Peter Hylenski as sound designer, David Brian Brown as hair designer, Sarah Cimino as makeup designer, and creative services by Luhrmann and Catherine Martin. Casting is by Jim Carnahan and Stephen Kopel.
The creative team swept the 2020 Tony Awards, winning for Best Direction (Timbers), Choreography (Tayeh), Orchestrations (Levine, Stine, Kresek, and Rosen), Scenic Design (McLane), Costumes (Catherine Zuber), Lighting (Townsend), and Sound (Hylenski).
Following the Broadway premiere, Moulin Rouge! has gone on to open productions in London's West End and Melbourne, Australia. Additional engagements are being planned for Germany and Japan, and a North American national tour launched earlier this month.