Since the early spring I’ve been writing about the reopening of Boston’s historic Colonial Theatre and the world premiere of Moulin Rouge The Musical, which will open in the remodeled theater before heading to Broadway. Last week the organizers announced that the show would be extended (no longer closing on August 5th) and will now run from June 27 to August 19th.
The newly refurbished box office at 106 Boylston Street will open to the public for in-person purchases next week on Monday, June 18, starting at 10AM. In addition to these 16 performances, a new block of seats has been released for performances during the original engagement dates through August 5, 2018.
Set in Montmartre Quarter of Paris, France at the turn of the century, a world of indulgent beauty and unparalleled extravagance, of bohemians and aristocrats, of boulevardiers and mademoiselles, Moulin Rouge! The Musical tells the fictional story of an ambitious, lovesick writer, Christian (Aaron Tveit), and a dazzling, entrancing chanteuse, Satine (Karen Olivo). Their lives collide at the Moulin Rouge with its many characters including the host of the Moulin Rouge, Harold Zidler (Danny Burstein); the brilliant and starving artist Toulouse-Lautrec (Sahr Ngaujah); the greatest tango dancer – and gigolo – in all of Paris, Santiago (Ricky Rojas); the tempting Nini (Robyn Hurder); and The Duke of Monroth (Tam Mutu), the wealthy and entitled patron of the club who thinks he can buy anything he wants, including love.