“Moulin Rouge!” will resume performances at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on Sept. 24.
The day before the first performance, the musical will hold a dress rehearsal for an audience of frontline workers. The company will be led by returning cast members Aaron Tveit, Danny Burstein, Sahr Ngaujah, Tam Mutu, Ricky Rojas and Robyn Hurder.
Karen Olivo, who played Satine in the original company, announced April 14 that she would not return to the cast in the wake of allegations made against producer Scott Rudin and general inequity in the industry. Casting for the replacement Satine will be announced at a later date. Ashley Loren will return as the Satine alternate.
Tveit, Burstein, Ngaujah, Hurder and Olivo are all current Tony Award nominees for their performances in the 2019-2020 season and “Moulin Rouge!” is nominated for Best Musical. Tony voters cast ballots for the Tony Awards in March 2021, but winners have not yet been announced.
“Moulin Rouge!” will hold a presale for tickets on May 17 and release tickets to the general public May 19 through Jujamcyn’s new ticketing partner, SeatGeek.
The production opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on July 25, 2019. The musical was the first to cancel performances due to suspected COVID-19 cases and was particularly impacted by the virus.
“Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ is a story about artists fighting to keep their theatre open on their own terms. This has served as our rallying cry as we’ve navigated the complexities of the Broadway shutdown and planning for our re-imagined future,” producers Carmen Pavlovic and Bill Damaschke said in the press release.
While safety protocols for Broadway theaters have yet to be determined, Jujamcyn Theaters has upgraded all of its auditorium ventilation systems with MERV 13 filters.
The musical features direction by Alex Timbers, a book by John Logan, choreography by Sonya Tayeh and music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Justin Levine.