Broadway’s smash-hit production of Moulin Rouge The Musical is heading to London’s West End.
Director Alex Timbers and his associates were reportedly in London last week sizing up London’s Piccadilly Theatre ahead of West End transfer which will likely open in Autumn 2021.
It is rumoured the Broadway cast headed by Aaron Tveit, Karen Olivo and Danny Burstein – in the roles originated on screen in the film by Ewan McGregor, Nicole Kidman and Jim Broadbent – will also transfer to the Piccadilly Theatre.
The musical stage adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary 2001 film has taken Broadway by storm. Written by John Logan, the show features a cornucopia of hits from the original film and new pop songs made famous over the last 20 years by Seal, Sia, Rihanna, Adele, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga.
With Derek McLane’s jaw-dropping, pulsating red set, Catherine Zuber’s divinely decadent costumes and Sonya Tayeh’s inventive choreography, Moulin Rouge is sure to give Disney’s Frozen a run for its money.
Casting and on-sale ticket dates to be announced.
UPDATE: A previous version of this article state Moulin Rouge! The Musical would open in January 2021. The musical will open at the Piccadilly Theatre in Autumn 2021.