After celebrating a coup of stellar reviews and a sold-out premiere season at the iconic Regent Theatre, Moulin Rouge! The Musical announces a return Melbourne season, with performances commencing from August 2023.
“Melbourne audiences have embraced Moulin Rouge! The Musical so warmly, it’s been a joy to witness it’s profound impact on the city,” said Global Creatures CEO and Producer of Moulin Rouge! The Musical Carmen Pavlovic.
“We simply couldn’t ignore the scores of people that didn’t get a chance to experience the show in Melbourne. An opportunity arose, and we decided to seize the moment to return to Melbourne and give the audiences what they’ve been asking for.”
“The Regent Theatre is absolutely resplendent when dressed in rouge, and we can’t wait to bring this sparkling diamond of a show back to delight the bohemians of Melbourne in 2023,” said Pavlovic.
Melbourne was the first international city to host the 10-time Tony Award winning show after its dazzling Broadway debut. The Regent Theatre season coincided with the 20th anniversary year of Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film MOULIN ROUGE!
Despite losing more than 15 weeks of the season due to Covid-19 lockdowns in Victoria, Moulin Rouge! The Musical continued to captivate Melbourne, welcoming scores of enthralled guests to every sold-out performance across the Regent Theatre season.
Moulin Rouge! The Musical is directed by Tony Award winner Alex Timbers with a book by Tony Award winner John Logan, music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Tony Award winner Justin Levine, and choreography by Emmy nominee and Tony Award winner Sonya Tayeh, costumes designed by Tony Award winner Catherine Zuber.
Moulin Rouge! The Musical celebrates over 160 years of music from Offenbach to Lady Gaga. Featuring over 70 songs, the production includes many of the iconic hits from the movie as well as new additions from Adele, Katy Perry, Sia, Beyonce, Rihanna and more.
“Moulin Rouge! The Musical returning for another season in Melbourne proves that our city is Australia’s musical theatre capital. Major productions like Moulin Rouge! The Musical attract thousands of visitors to Melbourne and they provide a big boost to our economy,” said Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula.
Tickets for the return Melbourne season of Moulin Rouge! The Musical will go on sale Friday 29 April 2022 via Ticketek. There is no other authorised reseller. Be the first to access new tickets by signing up to the waitlist.
Moulin Rouge! The Musical continues at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre until 29 April, before playing Sydney’s Capitol Theatre from 28 May 2022. For more information, visit: www.moulinrougemusical.com for details.
Image: Simon Burke as Harold Zidler in Moulin Rouge! The Musical (supplied)