Moulin Rouge! The Musical on Broadway is heartbroken over the Australian bush fires. Next Sunday, January 26, is Australia Day and for that day’s performance of Moulin Rouge! The Musical, profits from the performance will be donated to support Australian wildfire relief efforts.
Then, on Monday, January 27, Moulin Rouge! and friends will present the “Make it Rain Rally” a benefit for the Australian bushfires at (Le) Poisson Rouge (LPR) at 158 Bleecker St in New York City. This is an initiative by Australian cast members Karli Dinardo and Reed Luplau. The special event is directed by Mr. Luplau and will feature performances by singer-songwriter Ben Folds; the band Postmodern Jukebox with Morgan James; cast members of Moulin Rouge! The Musical along with performers from other Broadway shows including Frozen, Hamilton and Tootsie; drag personalit yAlexis Michelle; and more to be announced. The event is produced by Mr. Luplau andHayley Isaacson.Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
All proceeds from the Australia Day performance of the Musical and the “Make it Rain Rally” will be donated to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund and WIRES Australian Wildlife Rescue. You can donate directly to these charities by clicking here.
The production’s roots in Australia run deep: the film was made in Australia, brought to life by the great Australian artists Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, and Nicole Kidman. The musical was brought to the stage by Australian-based producers Carmen Pavlovic, Gerry Ryan and their production company, Global Creatures. The Broadway musical features Australian actors in the cast.