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Moulin Rouge! Performs a Desktop Table Reading

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The cast of Moulin Rouge sat down for a socially distanced table reading in preparation for the resumption of performances in September. After the closure of Covid-19, the musical sat down in an iconic rehearsal room and read through the script for the first time.

Moulin Rouge: a social-distanced table reading

This kind of rehearsal is usually called “desktop reading”, socially keeping a distance, each actor standing behind a music stand. Try to compress a large number of popular songs of the past 60 years into a luxurious stage musical. According to our review, “If you look forward to a spectacle, you will not be disappointed.”

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When a sick actor caused the cancellation of the matinee show on March 12, 2020, it was one of the first Broadway shows to be closed by Covid-19. There have been no performances since then.

Moulin Rouge! and its return

As we reported earlier, Moulin Rouge! will resume at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on Broadway on September 24th. The main actors Aaron Tveit, Danny Burstein, Sahr Ngaujah, Tam Mutu, Ricky Rojas, and Robyn Hurder will all return to their roles. Karen Olivo, who played the role of Satina on Broadway, has quit production, and the role will be played by Natalie Mendoza.

Moulin Rouge! on Broadway

Moulin Rouge! The musical is a jukebox musical with a book by John Logan. “Moulin Rouge! the movie served as an inspiration for the musical. Directed by Buzz Ruman, written by Ruman and Craig Pierce. The musical premiered at the Emerson Colonial Theater in Boston on July 10, 2018. Moulin Rouge! It opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theater on Broadway. The preview began on June 28, 2019, and officially opened on July 25. Between 2002 and 2003, there was speculation that a stage musical based on the Moulin Rouge might be held in Las Vegas, but there were no public speeches in the following years. Some sources claimed in 2006 that director Baz Luhman had contacted the movie’s protagonists, Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor, hoping to appear in a potential stage version.

In 2016, it was announced that Global Creatures was developing a stage musical, directed by Alex Timbers. Aaron Tveit and Karen Olivo were are the center of a seminar in 2017.

Credits: theatermania.com; playbill.com

Credits featured image: Wikimedia Commons – Vince pahkala

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