The Tony Award-Winning Best Musical
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Based on the 20th Century Fox Motion Picture by Baz Luhrmann
Partnering with Paint the City to create mural
to spread the show’s message in Chicago of
Truth, Beauty, Freedom & Love
The North American Tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL has partnered with Paint the City to support and celebrate local artists by creating a mural located in the community of Logan Square at Rockwell and Milwaukee. Following in the tradition of Broadway’s partnership with New York City-based Groundswell, the Chicago mural is a unique piece of art that highlights the Bohemian values of Truth, Beauty, Freedom and Love.
Fans of the stage show are invited to pick up some paint brushes and join artists from Paint the City and young adults from the organization, YourPassion 1st, for the “Community Day” from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, to create the MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL inspired mural. Paint the City will also have food trucks on hand for participants and spectators. The mural will be unveiled for all to see on Tuesday, April 5 at 2:00 p.m.
The North American Premiere of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL is currently playing a limited engagement through May 14. To see footage from MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL’s first night at the James M. Nederlander Theatre, click here. For portrait of MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL North American Tour Leads, Courtney Reed and Conor Ryan, click here. Tickets are now on sale at www.BroadwayInChicago.com. For more information, please visit: MoulinRougeMusical.com.
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ABOUT MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL
MOULIN ROUGE! 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 Outer Critics Circle Award Honor citations including New Broadway Musical.
MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL opened to critical acclaim at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in the Summer of 2019 and reopened in September 2021 following the shutdown of Broadway due to the pandemic.
“Spectacular! Euphoric! In MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL, life is beautiful,” raves The New York Times. “MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL is a fabulous new musical. The high begins the instant you walk into the theatre,” said the New York Post. Entertainment Weekly concludes that “it’s easy to believe that MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL could run for 50 years.”
MOULIN ROUGE! 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 music supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements by Tony Award winner Justin Levine.
The design team for MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL includes Tony Award winner Derek McLane (sets), Tony Award winner Catherine Zuber (costumes), Tony Award winner Justin Townsend (lighting), Tony Award winner Peter Hylenski (sound), Drama Desk Award winner David Brian Brown (wig and hair design), Sarah Cimino (Make-up design) and Tony Award winner Matt Stine (Music Producer). Casting is by Jim Carnahan and Stephen Kopel.
Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Pop the champagne and prepare for the spectacular spectacular… Welcome to MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL.
Baz Luhrmann’s iconic film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL is a theatrical celebration of Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and - above all - Love. MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL is more than a musical; it is a state of mind.
As in the film, MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL celebrates over 160 years of music – from Offenbach to Lady Gaga. The stage musical features many of the iconic songs from the movie, and also includes recent hits released since the movie premiered 20 years ago.
MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL is produced by Carmen Pavlovic and Gerry Ryan OAM for Global Creatures and Bill Damaschke. General management is by Foresight Theatrical.
Co-producers of the touring production include Aaron Lustbader, Hunter Arnold, Darren Bagert, Erica Lynn Schwartz/Matt Picheny/Stephanie Rosenberg, Adam Blanshay Productions/Nicolas & Charles Talar, Iris Smith, Aleri Entertainment, Sophie Qi/Harmonia Holdings, CJ ENM, Len Blavatnik, Ambassador Theatre Group, Endeavor Content, John Gore Organization, Spencer Ross, Gilad-Rogowsky/InStone Productions, AF Creative Media/International Theatre Fund, Nederlander Presentations/IPN, Cody Renard Richard, Jujamcyn Theaters, Eric Falkenstein/Suzanne Grant, Peter May/Sandy Robertson, Tom & Pam Faludy, Triptyk Studios, Carl Daikeler/Sandi Moran, Desantis-Baugh Productions, Red Mountain Theatre Company/42ND.CLUB, Candy Spelling/Tulchin Bartner, Roy Furman, Andrew & Ruby Ryan, Brent & Sarah Deboer and Michael Ryan.
Released by 20th Century Fox, Baz Luhrmann’s MOULIN ROUGE! premiered at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. At the 74th Academy Awards, the film was nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture, and won two.
The Moulin Rouge of Paris, managed by Jean-Jacques Clerico (CEO), is a dazzling and spectacular universe, the symbol of the Parisian way of celebrating since 1889. Starting life as a popular cabaret and dance hall, the venue became an iconic music hall in the Roaring Twenties, and then a theatre where numerous famous French and international artists stepped out into the limelight. Today, the Moulin Rouge and its 60 artists present the Féerie revue show: two hours of amazement between cabaret and music hall styles where dance scenes and surprise acts intersperse – without forgetting the Moulin Rouge’s most emblematic dance, the French Cancan! Since its creation, the Moulin Rouge of Paris has always been an invitation to live and share all the emotions and effervescence of a unique party extravaganza. http://www.moulinrouge.fr/
The Grammy-nominated MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL Original Broadway Cast Recording, produced by Baz Luhrmann, Justin Levine, Matt Stine & Alex Timbers, is now available by Baz Luhrmann’s label, House of Iona, and RCA Records. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Cast Album chart.
MAC is the Official Makeup Partner and Preciosa is the Official Crystal Partner of MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL.
Individual tickets for MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL are now on sale and start at $52.50 with a select number of premium tickets available. Tickets are available now for groups of 10 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710 or emailing GroupSales@BroadwayInChicago.com. For more information, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com.
ABOUT PAINT THE CITY
Paint the City was founded June 4th 2020 by Barrett Keithley and Missy Perkins in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and George Floyd Protests. Our mission is to create inspiring works of art that support the equality of all people and show that BLACK LIVES MATTER. Paint the City has worked with about 60 artists and has touched over 13 different neighborhoods and is still going strong. These artists’ messages of hope, solidarity, and inclusion are our benchmark for each and every masterpiece created.
We understand the power public art has to transform neighborhoods and create important dialogue within these communities. As we continue this fight to create powerful messages and connect local artists with local businesses on spreading love and unity. Our intentions are to make sure artist’s voices are heard and these artworks create a more uplifting environment within these communities. 2020 has been a year of the unknown and tested our humanity but we will carry on and will not lose this battle to bring our city back to life.
ABOUT YOURPASSION 1ST
YourPassion1st is a 501(c)3 non-profit founded by Chris Thomas in 2021. The organization is an international coaching & mentorship platform focused on helping under-resourced young adults overcome adversity, and earn money in the area of their passion.
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