The stage production of Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! that opened this summer in Boston is going to Broadway in 2019. Producer Carmen Pavlovic broke the news and the musical will hit the boards at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre for previews starting in June and a July 25 opening night.
The Boston cast will make the move, too, including stars Karen Olivo, Aaron Tveit, Danny Burstein, Sahr Ngaujah, Tam Mutu, Ricky Rojas and Robyn Hurder. And if you don’t remember the Academy Award-nominated all-singing-all-dancing movie of the same name – it’s the one with Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor, meeting at Paris’ Moulin Rouge at the turn of the 20th Century, falling in love, singing contemporary pop songs, and dying, more or less in that order – then we wonder a lot of things about you. Perhaps you were not yet born. But good news for you if you actually weren’t born in 2001: this new stage version contains covers of hits released since then.
Cherry Jones heads to Wine Country with Amy Poehler
When she popped up briefly in Boy Erased to tell a tormented Lucas Hedges that his anti-gay Evangelical parents were dead wrong, we were reminded all over again why Cherry Jones is our favorite character actress. The double Tony Award winner runs the stage on Broadway, but in films she’s usually secret weapon support. That’s why it’s gratifying to see her name among the cast of the all-lady-starring (plus Jason Schwartzman) Wine Country, an upcoming Netflix film directed by Amy Poehler. The screenplay from Saturday Night Live writers Liz Cackowski and Emily Spivey will follow even more SNL alums on a birthday road trip to Napa. Along for the ride: Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey, Ana Gasteyer, Rachel Dratch and Poehler. In other words, with each additional female name our hopes grow higher. And frankly, this is the least Netflix can do for the world after making all those recent Adam Sandler movies happen, so more of this, please.
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