MOULIN ROUGE THE MUSICAL Partners with New York Academy of Art
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Moulin Rouge! The Musical

New York Academy of Art

Supporting & Celebrating the Work of Emerging Artists

"The Toulouse-Lautrec Celebration of Art & Artists"
Benefitting the New York Academy of Art
Set for Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Broadway's Moulin Rouge! The Musical is pleased to announce that the production will officially launch its Bohemian Project initiative by partnering with the New York Academy of Art to support and celebrate the work of emerging visual artists.

On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, Moulin Rouge! The Musical will host "The Toulouse-Lautrec Celebration of Art & Artists," an evening centered around a performance of the musical at which the production has donated a portion of the house to entirely benefit the New York Academy of Art. The event also features a pre-show cocktail reception and post-show party. Tickets will go on sale on Thursday, December 5 at 12:00pm ET at https://nyaa.edu/moulin-rouge-the-musical.

Inspired and informed by the life and artwork of the legendary painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, a key character in Moulin Rouge! The Musical, this partnership aims to embody the Bohemian values of truth, beauty, freedom, and love in supporting the next generation of artists as they work toward their creative goals and artistic dreams.

A program of related events around the celebratory evening will be announced soon, including members of the Moulin Rouge! The Musical cast and creative team participating in various activities with Academy artists and the public.

All funds raised by this collaboration will go to underwrite scholarships and programming at the New York Academy of Art.

"We are honored to collaborate with the New York Academy of Art on this exciting new initiative," said Moulin Rouge! The Musical producer Carmen Pavlovic. "This partnership launches The Bohemian Project, a purpose-driven program that puts into action the show's commitment to emerging artists and students of creativity."

"The New York Academy of Art is thrilled with Moulin Rouge! The Musical's generous support of the Academy and its artists," said David Kratz, president of the New York Academy of Art. "The Toulouse-Lautrec Celebration of Art & Artists on February 18 will be a wonderful evening celebrating both the performing and visual arts."

Moulin Rouge! The Musical honors the artist in all of us and celebrates creative expression across multiple disciplines. In keeping with the Bohemian values of truth, beauty, freedom, and love, the show is thrilled to establish The Bohemian Project, a purpose-driven program designed to assist the careers of emerging artists and students of creativity. The program will include accessible ticketing, fundraising, and development opportunities.


Founded in 1982 by artists, scholars and patrons of the arts, including Andy Warhol, the New York Academy of Art is a nonprofit cultural and educational institution that combines intensive technical training in the fine arts with active critical discourse. The Academy believes that rigorously trained artists are best able to realize their artistic vision. Academy students are taught traditional methods and techniques and encouraged to use these skills to make vital contemporary art. Through major exhibitions, a lively speaker series, and an ambitious educational program, the Academy serves as a creative and intellectual center for all artists dedicated to highly skilled, conceptually aware figurative and representational art.


Moulin Rouge! The Musical, directed by Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers and with a book by Tony Award winner John Logan, choreography by Sonya Tayeh and music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Justin Levine, is now playing on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 W. 45th Street, NYC).

The design team includes Tony Award winner Derek McLane (sets), Tony Award winner Catherine Zuber (costumes), two-time Tony Award nominee Justin Townsend (lighting), Tony Award nominee Peter Hylenski (sound), Drama Desk Award winner David Brian Brown (wig and hair design), Sarah Cimino (Make-up design) and Matt Stine (Music Producer). Casting is by Jim Carnahan and Stephen Kopel.

The cast includes Tony Award winner Karen Olivo as Satine, Aaron Tveit as Christian, six-time Tony Award nominee Danny Burstein as Harold Zidler, Tony and Olivier award nominee Sahr Ngaujah as Toulouse-Lautrec, Tam Mutu as The Duke of Monroth, Ricky Rojas as Santiago and Robyn Hurder as Nini.

The ensemble and swings include Amber Ardolino, Jacqueline B. Arnold, Joe Beauregard, Olutayo Bosede, Kyle Brown, Sam J. Cahn, Max Clayton, Karli Dinardo, Yurel Echezarreta, Aaron C. Finley, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Bahiyah Hibah, Ericka Hunter, Holly James, Reed Luplau, Jeigh Madjus, Morgan Marcell, Caleb Marshall, Brandt Martinez, Jodi McFadden, Kaitlin Mesh, Kevyn Morrow, Fred Odgaard, Dylan Paul, Khori Michelle Petinaud and Benjamin Rivera. Ashley Loren is the Standby for Satine.

Ricky Rojas is appearing with the support of Actors' Equity Association. The producers gratefully acknowledge Actors' Equity Association for its assistance of this production.

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 revolutionary 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.

"Spectacular! Euphoric! In Moulin Rouge! The Musical, life is beautiful," raves Ben Brantley of The New York Times. "Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a fabulous new musical. The high begins the instant you walk into the theatre," says Johnny Oleksinski of the NY Post. And Leah Greenblatt of Entertainment Weekly concludes that "it's easy to believe that Moulin Rouge! The Musical could run for 50 years."

As in the film, Moulin Rouge! The Musical celebrates some of the greatest popular music of the last 50 years. The stage musical features many of the iconic songs from the movie and also includes recent hits released since the movie premiered 18 years ago.

Global Creatures (Carmen Pavlovic and Gerry Ryan OAM) serves as Lead Producer and Bill Damaschke is the executive producer. General management is by Foresight Theatrical.

Co-producers of the Broadway 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, CJ ENM, Sophie Qi/Harmonia Holdings, AF Creative Media/International Theatre Fund, Baz & Co./Len Blavatnik, Endeavor Content, Tom & Pam Faludy, Gilad-Rogowsky/InStone Productions, John Gore Organization, Mehr-BB Entertainment GmbH, Spencer Ross, Nederlander Presentations/IPN, Eric Falkenstein/Suzanne Grant, Jennifer Fischer, Peter May/Sandy Robertson, Triptyk Studios, Carl Daikeler/Sandi Moran , Desantis-Baugh Productions, Red Mountain Theatre Company/42ND.CLUB, Candy Spelling/Tulchin Bartner, Roy Furman and Jujamcyn Theatres.

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 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 artistes stepped out into the limelight.

The Moulin Rouge! The Musical US national tour launches in November 2020 at New Orleans' Saenger Theatre. The musical will have its Australian premiere at Melbourne's Regent Theatre in 2021 and open in London's West End at the Piccadilly Theatre in March 2021.

The Moulin Rouge! The Musical Original Broadway Cast Recording, produced by Baz Luhrmann, Justin Levine , Matt Stine & Alex Timbers, is nominated for a 2020 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. The album, which debuted at #1 on Billboard's Cast Album chart, is now available by Baz Luhrmann's label, House of Iona, and RCA Records.

Tickets for Moulin Rouge! The Musical are available at Ticketmaster.com and in person at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street, NYC). Group discounts are available for groups of 12 or more through Group Sales Box Office at Broadway.com by calling 1-800-BROADWAY x2. There is a $29 (plus $5 service charge) lottery through Lucky Seat.
Link https://www.MoulinRougeMusical.com

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