Red Mountain Theatre, Birmingham’s premier performing arts and theatre education company, took home a Tony Award on Sunday, Sept. 26, as part of the production team for Broadway’s “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”.
“Moulin Rouge! The Musical” received 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Direction of a Musical and Best Leading Actor in a Musical out of a total 14 nominations. The stage adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 film originally opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on July 25, 2019.
“Broadway is back and we are honored to be a part of this award-winning musical, thanks to the generosity of Kathryn & Raymond Harbert” said Red Mountain Theatre Executive Director Keith Cromwell. “Congratulations to the entire production team on ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’. Producing this show was a great opportunity and we are thrilled at the show’s recognition.”
Set in the Montmartre Quarter of Paris, France at the turn of the 20th century, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” tells the story of Christian, a young composer who falls in love with cabaret actress Satine, the star of the Moulin Rouge. The musical’s score includes both original songs and popular music, including songs that have been written in the 20 years since the film’s premiere.
The win marks the second Tony Award for Red Mountain Theatre and Kathryn & Raymond Harbert, which previously took home the Best Revival Of A Musical award for “Once on This Island” in 2018.
– Submitted by Red Mountain Theatre