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Boy George to star in Moulin Rouge! on Broadway

Boy George – back on stage!

Boy George, © Dean Stockings
Boy George, © Dean Stockings

Boy George will return to Broadway on Tuesday 6 February 2024.

The lead singer of Culture Club, Boy George responsible for hit songs like “Karma Chameleon” and “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me.”  This will be Boy George’s first time appearing on Broadway since his 2003 musical Taboo.

He will take over the role of Harold Zidler in the Broadway run of Moulin Rouge! The Musical, playing a limited engagement through to Sunday 12 May.

Zidler is the Master of Ceremonies at the Moulin Rouge, the Montmartre nightclub where Christian falls in love with Satine, and all become intoxicated with the revolutionary ideals of Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Love. TheaterMania’s review called the song-and-dance spectacular, “some of the best showmanship Broadway currently has on offer.”

Tituss Burgess, who is currently playing Zidler, continues his limited engagement through Sunday 17 December 2023. Eric Anderson will return to the role Tuesday 19 December 2023 through Sunday 4 February 2024.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical is directed by Alex Timbers, written by John Logan, choreographed by Sonya Tayeh, and has music supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements by Justin Levine. It is based on the beloved film by Baz Luhrmann and is the recipient of 10 Tony Awards.