John Cardoza (The Notebook, The Karate Kid—The Musical, Jagged Little Pill) will step into the role of Christian in the North American tour of Moulin Rouge! The Musical beginning March 23 at the Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas.
Cardoza will co-star alongside Courtney Reed, who continues in the role of Satine, Austin Durant as Harold Zidler, Nick Rashad Burroughs as Toulouse-Lautrec, Andrew Brewer as The Duke of Monroth, Libby Lloyd as Nini, Gabe Martínez as Santiago, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer as Satine Alternate, Harper Miles as La Chocolat, Nicci Claspell as Arabia, and Andrés Quintero as Baby Doll.
The ensemble will include Sam J. Cahn, Jada Simone Clark, Darius Crenshaw, Alexa De Barr, Christian Douglas, Tyler Eisenreich, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Tommy Gedrich, Tamrin Goldberg, Alexis Hasbrouck, Cameron Hobbs, Jordan Fife Hunt, Justin Keats, Adam J. Levy, Tyler John Logan, Tanisha Moore, Pepe Muñoz, Brayden Newby, Kent Overshown, Ayden Pratt, Adéa Michelle Sessoms, Jenn Stafford, Preston Taylor, Denzel Tsopnang, Sharrod Williams, Shaun-Avery Williams, and Jennifer Wolfe.
Tour members André Ward and David Harris recently joined the Broadway cast of the Best Musical Tony winner. Based on the 2001 film, the production opened on Broadway in 2019 following a Boston tryout. The musical is directed by Alex Timbers with a book by John Logan (based on the Baz Luhrmann-directed movie of the same name) and choreography by Sonya Tayeh. 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, and Sarah Cimino as makeup designer, with creative services by Luhrmann and Catherine Martin. Casting is by Jim Carnahan and Stephen Kopel.