Baz Lurhmann’s masterpiece Moulin Rouge could be appearing on Broadway soon according to Playbill. The film tells the story of a lovestruck poet (played by Ewan McGregor) who falls in love with a courtesan and burlesque dancer (Nicole Kidman) who performs at the namesake nightclub in Paris.
A spokesperson was unable to say when or in what theater the show would premiere and no casting was announced. Also unknown is whether or not the show will include new songs or if they’ll use already written pop songs like the movie did.
The Oscar winning film is being adapted for the stage by writer John Logan and director Alex Timbers. Carmen Pavlovic is developing the musical while simultaneously bringing King Kong to Broadway too.
“I first encountered Alex Timbers through the remarkable and inventive production of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and the brilliance of Here Lies Love. I immediately recognized the young director’s creative spirit and felt we shared similar sensibilities and instincts,” Luhrmann said in a statement.
“So I’m tremendously happy to celebrate that Moulin Rouge! will be under his direction and that the book will be the creation of the gifted Tony Award-winning playwright John Logan whose writing I also admire deeply. It’s immensely gratifying to know that a new wave of artists will be leading Moulin Rouge! into its rightful theatrical realm.”