Moulin Rouge! The Musical has made its money back in the West End, on Broadway and in Australia.
The huge production, which costs millions to stage every year, has recouped its initial investment costs, which is seen as a major milestone for any big musical.
The show had its world premiere on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in Summer 2019, and opened in the West End at the Piccadilly Theatre and in Australia in 2021.
Moulin Rouge! scooped an impressive 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical, and went on to win an Olivier Award (it was nominated for 5).
The show is directed by Alex Timbers, and has a book by John Logan, choreography by Sonya Tayeh, music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Justin Levine, set design by Derek McLane, costume design by Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Justin Townsend, sound design by Peter Hylenski, wig and hair design by David Brian Brown, make-up design by Sarah Cimino, and music production by Matt Stine.
On Broadway, a new principle cast starts today, 1 August 2023, with Casey Cott as Christian and Courtney Reed as Satine joining the cast.
This news was first reported in Deadline. Baz Luhrman, director of the original Moulin Rouge! movie on which the musical is based, told Baz Bamigboye that it was “so gratifying that breaking even is such a big deal in the theater.” The original Broadway production cost $28 million to stage.
Moulin Rouge! The Musical is produced worldwide by Sydney-based Global Creatures, led by Carmen Pavlovic.
Book tickets to Moulin Rouge! The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre in London