The new stage musical adaptation of Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge, which is set to begin previews June 27 at Boston’s Colonial Theatre, has extended its pre-Broadway run for an additional 16 performances. Originally scheduled to run through August 5, the out-of-town world premiere will now play through August 19.
Directed by Tony nominee Alex Timbers, Moulin Rouge! will officially open July 22.
Moulin Rouge! is expected to transfer to Broadway, though no word yet on a theatre or dates. The stage production features songs from the film's soundtrack, in addition to recent pop hits released since its premiere.
Also featured in the cast are six-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein (Fiddler on the Roof) as Harold Zidler, Tony and Olivier nominee Sahr Ngaujah (Fela!) as Toulouse-Lautrec, Tam Mutu (Doctor Zhivago) as the Duke of Monroth, Ricky Rojas (Burn the Floor) as Santiago, and Robyn Hurder (Nice Work If You Can Get It) as Nini.
The ensemble includes Jacqueline Arnold, Olutayo Bosede, Kyle Brown, Sam Cahn, Joe Carroll, Max Clayton, Natalie Cortez, Jennifer Florentino, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Bahiyah Hibah, Ericka Hunter, Holly James, Brandon Leffler, Reed Luplau, Jeigh Madjus, Daniel Maldonado, Morgan Marcell, Brandt Martinez, Jodi McFadden, Kevyn Morrow, Fred Odgaard, Dylan Paul, Khori Petinaud, and Benjamin Rivera.
For tickets, visit EmersonColonialTheatre.com or call (888) 616-0272.