Moulin Rouge! The Musical Broadway Cast Update – Boy George Returns

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Published on: February 4, 2024

Boy George will make his First Broadway Return in 20 Years for Moulin Rouge! Musical. The Grammy winner, 62, is stepping into the shoes of club owner and emcee Harold Zidler for a limited engagement in the Tony Award-winning best musical from Tuesday, Feb. 6, through Sunday, May 12.

He made his debut in Taboo, receiving a Tony nomination for penning the musical’s original score. George helped create the 2003 show, which interwove biographical elements from George’s life and the life of Australian performance artist Leigh Bowery (the role George, in a twist, played on stage).

PEOPLE has an exclusive first look at him in action!

His part in Moulin Rouge! has been played by a string of stars, starting with Broadway legend Danny Burstein, who won his first Tony after six previous acting nominations. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt breakout Tituss Burgess made his return to the Great White Way with the part last yar.

Other names who have graced the stage at Moulin Rouge! recently have been JoJo and Casey Cott, as the leads of Satine and Christian, respectively.

Based on Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 movie of the same name, Moulin Rouge! The Musical follows an American man in Paris at the turn of the 20th century, Christian, who falls in love with a performer at the titular cabaret club named Satine. The original movie starred Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman in the lead roles.

The musical has been playing at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre since 2019; it reopened after Covid-19 shutdown in 2021.

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