Sonya Tayeh will serve as the choreographer of Moulin Rouge! The Musical.
Sonya Tayeh will serve as the choreographer of Moulin Rouge! The Musical.
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The world premiere of Moulin Rouge! The Musical, will begin performances at Boston's Emerson Colonial Theatre on June 27, producers have announced. The 36-performance run, reopening the historic venue, will continue through August 5. Opening night is July 22.

Based on the 2001 Twentieth Century Fox motion picture by Baz Luhrmann, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is directed by Alex Timbers and written by John Logan. The score will bring some of the most beloved popular music of the last 50 years to the stage, with Justin Levine as music supervisor, orchestrator, and arranger and Matt Stine as music producer.

The creative team includes Sonya Tayeh (choreographer), Derek McLane (set design), Catherine Zuber (costume design), Justin Townsend (lighting design), Peter Hylenski (sound design), and David Brian Brown (wig and hair design).

Casting will be announced in the coming months. A recent workshop starred Karen Olivo and Aaron Tveit.

Moulin Rouge! tells the story of a young poet and writer, Christian, who falls in love with the star of the Moulin Rouge, cabaret actor and courtesan Satine, using the musical setting of the Montmartre Quarter of Paris. Released by Twentieth Century Fox, Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge! premiered at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. At the 74th Academy Awards, the film was nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture, and it won two.

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