The Australian premiere of Baz Luhrmann’s stage production of the hit movie Moulin Rouge will premiere in Melbourne in 2021.
In this Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews shows why is in a great leader and a lousy actor. For the record, director Baz and his wife Catherine Martin aren’t much better at acting that the Vic Premier.
Producers Gerry Ryan and Carmen Pavlovic announced the Melbourne run saying, “We’re grateful to Premier Andrews, Minister Pakula and the Victorian Government for their support and determination to bring the show to Melbourne. Their vision for the city’s cultural experiences sits at the heart of the show’s artistic ambition and values. We feel certain that Melbourne and Moulin Rouge! the Musical will together make a memorable event for audiences and become a defining moment in the show’s international life.”
Minister Pakula said “Melbourne’s thriving cultural scene and its major events calendar are renowned around the world, and securing huge productions like this is why we are so highly regarded.”
“Moulin Rouge! The Musical is going to be a major winner for Victoria when it lands in 2021 and it’s fantastic that it will open in a rejuvenated Regent Theatre.”
The Moulin Rouge movie premiered in 2001. It was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won two.