Baz Luhrmann’s Golden Globe–winning 2001 film Moulin Rouge! will be coming to the Downing for a limited run in March (tentatively scheduled for March 10–13). Coincidentally, the film has recently been in the news because songs from the film were used by a number of figure skaters in the just-concluded winter Olympics, much to the delight of Luhrmann, who was recently interviewed by Variety:
I can tell you that when I woke up and the “Moulin Rouge” album was No. 13 on the iTunes chart — and I don’t know if it had even been on the charts in 10 years — I was as surprised as everybody else. But hey, I’m happy to consider “Moulin Rouge on Ice: The Skating Spectacular!” I know how I’d cast it.
In addition, a stage version of the film is in the works and will open in June in Boston and eventually move to Broadway. While you’re waiting, you can sample the soundtrack on Spotify:
Or watch Luhrmann’s first film, Strictly Ballroom, which is currently streaming on Netflix.
Tickets for the screenings at the Downing will go on sale as soon as we’ve finalized the dates.