RED MILL! THE MUSICAL cancels performances on May 14 and 15 due to Covid Within Cast

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Today’s and tomorrow’s performances of the Broadway hit Moulin Rouge! The musical has been cancelled. An Instagram post from the show’s official account broke the news. The notice reads: “Due to positive cases of COVID in the business, today and tomorrow’s performances of Moulin Rouge! The Musical on Broadway are cancelled.”

He continues, “The show is scheduled to resume Tuesday, May 17 at 7 p.m. at the Al Hirschfeld Theater (302 W. 45th Street). Ticket holders for canceled performances will be contacted by their outlet. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.”

On Tuesday, May 10, Derek Klena, Ashley Loren, Caleb Marshall-Villarreal and Declan Bennett entered the show. Ashley Loren plays Satine, having played over 100 performances as Satine Alternate since Moulin Rouge! The musical opened in the summer of 2019. Derek Klena, recently nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in Jagged Little Pill, plays Christian. Declan Bennett, who previously starred on Broadway in Rent and American Idiot, plays The Duke of Monroth. The original Moulin Rouge! Musical actor Caleb Marshall-Villarreal now plays Santiago. Natalie Mendoza, Tony Award winner Aaron Tveit, Tam Mutu and Ricky Rojas played their final performance on Sunday, May 8. Read the full story here.

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ABOUT THE Moulin Rouge! THE MUSIC

Red Mill! The Musical is the winner of ten 2021 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, two Drama League Awards, including Outstanding Production of a Musical, five Drama Desk Awards, and ten Citations from the Outer Critics Circle Award, including New Broadway Musical.

Red Mill! The musical was critically acclaimed at the Al Hirschfeld Theater in the summer of 2019 and reopened in September 2021 after Broadway was closed due to the pandemic.

Red Mill! The Musical is directed by Tony Award winner Alex Timbers and with a book by Tony Award winner John Logan, choreography by Tony Award winner Sonya Tayeh and musical supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Tony Award winner Justin Levin.

The Moulin Rouge design team! The musical features Tony Award winner Derek McLane (set design), Tony Award winner Catherine Zuber (costumes), Tony Award winner Justin Townsend (lighting), Tony Award winner Peter Hylenski (sound), winner Drama Desk Award winner David Brian Brown (wig and hair design), Sarah Cimino (makeup design) and Tony Award winner Matt Stine (music producer). The cast is provided by Jim Carnahan and Stephen Kopel.

Step into a world of splendor and romance, mind-blowing excess, glitz, grandeur and glory! A world where bohemians and aristocrats rub shoulders and revel in an electrifying enchantment. Pop the champagne and get ready for the spectacular spectacular…Welcome to the Moulin Rouge! Musical comedy.

Baz Luhrmann’s iconic film comes to life on stage, remixed in an outlandish new musical mash-up. Red Mill! The musical is a theatrical celebration of truth, beauty, freedom and, above all, love. Red Mill! The musical is more than a musical; It’s a state of mind.

Just like in the movie, Moulin Rouge! The Musical celebrates over 160 years of music – from Offenbach to Lady Gaga. The musical features many iconic songs from the film and also includes recent hits released since the film premiered 20 years ago.

Red Mill! The Musical is produced by Carmen Pavlovic and Gerry Ryan OAM for Global Creatures and Bill Damaschke. General management is provided by Foresight Theatrical.

Broadway production co-producers include Aaron Lustbader, Hunter Arnold, Darren Bagert, Erica Lynn Schwartz/Matt Picheny/Stephanie Rosenberg, Adam Blanshay Productions/Nicolas & Charles Talar, Iris Smith, Aleri Entertainment, CJ ENM, Sophie Qi/Harmonia Holdings , AF Creative Media / International Theater Fund, Baz & Co. / Len Blavatnik, Endeavor Content, Tom & Pam Faludy, Gilad-Rogowsky / InStone Productions, John Gore Organization, Mehr-BB Entertainment GmbH, Spencer Ross, Nederlander Presentations / IPN, Eric Falkenstein/Suzanne Grant, Jennifer Fischer, Peter May/Sandy Robertson, Triptyk Studios, Carl Daikeler/Sandi Moran, Desantis-Baugh Productions, Red Mountain Theater Company/42ND.CLUB, Candy Spelling/Tulchin Bartner, Roy Furman and Jujamcyn Theatres.

Published by 20th Century Fox, Moulin Rouge by Baz Luhrmann! premiered at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. At the 74th Academy Awards, the film was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and won two.

The Moulin Rouge in Paris, directed by Jean-Jacques Clerico (CEO), is a dazzling and spectacular universe, symbol of the Parisian party since 1889. First popular cabaret and dance hall, the place has become an icon of music hall. Roaring Twenties, then a theater where many renowned French and international artists have distinguished themselves. Today, the Moulin Rouge and its 60 artists present the show Féerie revue: two hours of wonder between cabaret and music hall where dance scenes and surprise numbers mingle – without forgetting the most emblematic dance of the Moulin Rouge, the French Cancan! Since its creation, the Moulin Rouge in Paris has always been an invitation to experience and share all the emotions and excitement of a unique extravagant party. http://www.moulinrouge.fr/.

The Moulin Rouge nominated for the Grammys! The original Broadway Cast musical recording, produced by Baz Luhrmann, Justin Levine, Matt Stine and Alex Timbers, is available now on Baz Luhrmann’s label, House of Iona, and RCA Records. The album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Cast Album chart.

Photo credit: Evan Zimmerman for MurphyMade.

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