Moulin Rouge! The Musical, which officially opened at London's Piccadilly Theatre in December 2021, welcomes several new cast members October 17.
Joining the company are Melissa James (The Bodyguard and Cats U.K. tours) as Satine, Jamie Muscato (Heathers The Musical) as Christian, and Matt Rixon (Hairspray U.K. tour) as Harold Zidler.
The three are joined by Ian Carlyle (The Lion King), who takes over over the role of Toulouse-Lautrec; Ben Richards (The Bill and Emmerdale) as The Duke; Elia Lo Tauro (The Lion King), who continues as Santiago; and Amy Thornton (Matilda, Rock of Ages), who steps into the role of Nini, with recent graduate Tiago Dhondt Bamberger as Baby Doll, Hannah Jay-Allan (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) as Arabia, Elliotte Williams-N’Dure (Unfortunate) as La Chocolat, and Tanisha Spring (The Prince of Egypt), who continues as the Alternate Satine.
The company also includes Michael Afemare, Yandrick Agius, Femi Akinfolarin, Ollie Augustin, Will Bozier, Robson Broad, Jonathan Cordin, Anthony Cragg, Katie Deacon, Fletcher Dobinson, Taofique Folarin, Honey Joseph, Alicia Mencía Lopez, Georgia Morgan, Nathaniel Morrison, Melissa Nettleford, Alice Readie, Ben Rutter, Craig Ryder, Elly Shaw, Tinovimbanashe Sibanda, Misty May Tindall, Jon Tsouras, Lily Wang, and Jason Leigh Winter.
Directed by Alex Timbers, Moulin Rouge! The Musical has a book by John Logan, choreography by Sonya Tayeh, and music supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements by Justin Levine. The score is primarily comprised of myriad pop hits heard in the 2001 Baz Luhrmann spectacle, plus new chart-toppers released since then.
On the other side of the pond, the Tony-winning Broadway production resumed performances at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre September 24, 2021.