Cott, also seen in the title role of the 2019 Kennedy Center staging of The Who's Tommy, stepped into the role of Christian, the part created by Tony winner Aaron Tveit, for a limited engagement through December 3. August 1 also marked the arrival of Courtney Reed as the new Satine. Reed, also seen in Aladdin, joins the musical's Broadway company after originating the role in the first national tour, which launched last year.
The pair succeeded Derek Klena and Joanna “JoJo” Levesque, who played their final performances July 30 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.
Check out Cott and Reed's first curtain call below:
The Broadway company also features Eric Anderson as Harold Zidler,
André Ward as Toulouse-Lautrec, David Harris as The Duke of Monroth,
Ricky Rojas as Santiago, and Sophie Carmen-Jones as Nini. Oyoyo Joi is
the Satine Alternate.
The ensemble includes Jacqueline B. Arnold, Tasia Jungbauer, David Merino, Sarah Bowden, Maya Bowles, Cameron Burke, Patrick Clanton, Raúl Contreras, Alexander Gil Cruz, Bobby Daye, Taurean Everett, Aaron C. Finley, Stephen Hernandez, Bahiyah Hibah, Heather Makalani, Nick Martinez, Kara Menendez, Kaitlin Mesh, Kelsey Orem, Dylan Paul, Clay Rice-Thomson, Amy Quanbeck, Brandon Stonestreet, Alec Varcas, Cole Wachman, Bria Jené Williams, and Ricardo 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.