Tony winner Danny Burstein and Aaron Tveit will be joined by original film writer and director Baz Luhrmann, and writer David Cote, in a signing event at Rizzoli Bookstore for the new book Moulin Rouge! The Musical: The Story of The Broadway Spectacular December 2 at 6:30 PM.
The book, published by Rizzoli New York last month, is the newest backstage book to hit bookstore shelves. Centered on the development of the Tony-winning musical, the book includes contributions from cast and crew, interviews with film director Baz Luhrmann and film designer Catherine Martin, and details of the musical’s 2021 return following the COVID-19 shutdown.
The ticketed event will include a copy of the book and access to the signing line.
Moulin Rouge! The Musical recently celebrated three years on the Broadway stage. The production opened in 2019 after beginning previews June 28. Since then, it has launched a U.S. national tour in addition to productions in London’s West End and Australia. The musical won 10 Tony Awards in 2021, two days after it resumed performances following the shutdown.
Adapted for the stage from Baz Luhrmann's film , Alex Timbers directs the musical which won Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Director for Timbers, Best Book of a Musical for John Logan, Best Choreography for Sonya Tayeh, and Best Orchestrations for Justin Levine, who incorporated the pop hits featured in the original movie as well as further hit songs released since the film's debut into the score. Original stars Danny Burstein and Aaron Tveit both won Tony awards for their performances in the piece.
The Broadway production currently stars Ashley Loren as Satine, Derek Klena as Christian, Eric Anderson as Harold Zidler, Sahr Ngaujah as Toulouse-Lautrec, Declan Bennett as The Duke of Monroth, Caleb Marshall-Villarreal as Santiago, and Jessica Lee Goldyn as Nini.
The design team includes scenic designer Derek McLane, costume designer Catherine Zuber, lighting designer Li Justin Townsend, sound designer Peter Hylenski, wig and hair designer David Brian Brown, make-up designer Sarah Cimino, and music producer Matt Stine. Casting is by Jim Carnahan and Stephen Kopel.
Moulin Rouge! will open in Cologne, Germany and Seoul, South Korea later this year, in addition to opening in Tokyo, Japan in early 2023.