Original Cast Member Ricky Rojas to Return to Broadway's Moulin Rouge! The Musical | Playbill

Broadway News Original Cast Member Ricky Rojas to Return to Broadway's Moulin Rouge! The Musical

The Tony-winning hit continues at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

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Ricky Rojas, who created the role of Santiago in Moulin Rouge! The Musical in Boston in 2018 and subsequently for the show’s 2019 Broadway premiere, will return to that role at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre March 26.

Rojas, who made his Broadway debut in 2009 in Burn the Floor, will succeed Gabe Martínez, who plays his final performance March 24. In London’s West End, Rojas has been seen in Sister Act the Musical, Tonight’s the Night: Rod Stewart Musical, Grease, Burn the Floor, Flashdance the Musical, Pirates of Penzance, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Fame: The Musical, and The Buddy Holly Story.

Moulin Rouge! has also announced that tickets are now on sale for the hit Broadway musical through February 23, 2025.

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Rojas will join current cast members Courtney Reed as Satine, Tony nominee Derek Klena as Christian, Boy George as Harold Zidler, André Ward as Toulouse-Lautrec, David Harris as The Duke of Monroth, and Sophie Carmen Jones as Nini. Oyoyo Joi is the Satine Alternate.

The company also includes Jacqueline B. Arnold, Tasia Jungbauer, Jeigh Madjus, Dabria Aguilar, Cameron Burke, Nick Burrage, Lauren Celentano, Patrick Clanton, Alexander Gil Cruz, Bobby Daye, Aaron C. Finley, Bahiyah Hibah, Heather Makalani, Nick Martinez, Kaitlin Mesh, Kelsey Orem, Dylan Paul, Clay Rice-Thomson, Amy Quanbeck, Jenn Stafford, Brandon Stonestreet, Alec Varcas, Cole Wachman, Michael Bryan Wang, Bria Jené Williams, Shaun-Avery Williams, Jordan Wynn, and Ricardo A. Zayas.

Moulin Rouge!, based on the 2001 film, opened on Broadway in 2019 following a Boston tryout. The musical was subsequently nominated for 14 Tony Awards in 2020, winning 10, including Best Musical.

The production 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 other modern pop songs. 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 musical supervisor Justin Levine, music producer Matt Stine, and music director Julie McBride. Orchestrations are by Levine, Stine, Katie Kresek, and Charlie Rosen, with dance arrangements by Levine and Stine.

Also on the creative team are scenic designer Derek McLane, costume designer Catherine Zuber, lighting designer Justin Townsend, sound designer Peter Hylenski, hair designer David Brian Brown, and makeup designer Sarah Cimino, with creative services by Luhrmann and Catherine Martin. Casting is by Jim Carnahan and Stephen Kopel.

Photos: Boy George, Derek Klena, Courtney Reed, More in Moulin Rouge! The Musical

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