Baz Bets on Boheme for London Run???
Date: 9 May 2003
London audiences could get a look at Baz Luhrmann's big-budget Broadway production of La boheme (See The Goss, 8 Apr 2003). According to today's Daily Mail, talks are under way to bring the Australian director's acclaimed, and unashamedly populist, updating of the Puccini opera to the West End for a season as part of a world tour. It's being tipped for the Prince Edward Theatre once Abba musical Mamma Mia! moves to the Prince of Wales next spring (See News, 29 Apr 2003). If La boheme does come, it's only likely to be a limited season as Cameron Mackintosh's stage version of Mary Poppins, directed by Richard Eyre, is expected to take up a longer-term residency at the Prince Edward later in the year (See The Goss, 25 Mar 2003). La boheme, which features a rotating cast of principals, opened at New York's Broadway Theatre in December 2002 and is preparing to launch a US tour in summer 2004. Luhrmann - best known internationally for his films including Strictly Ballroom and Romeo + Juliet - has previously said he'd also like to bring to the stage his 2001 hit movie musical Moulin Rouge, which starred Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor.
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