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Moulin Rouge

Broadway in Hollywood: 2020-2021 Season, Moulin Rouge! to Premiere

The red windmill may have just started turning at Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre last summer, but Moulin Rouge! The Musical is already promising an exciting life beyond New York City. The new jukebox musical, based on the 2001 film of the same name, will make its West Coast premiere at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre. One part of a robust season, Broadway in Hollywood will also feature 5 Dolby Theatre premieres including Tootsie, Oklahoma!, The Cher Show, Aida, and Pretty Woman: The Musical, as well as the return of audience favorite Disney’s The Lion King at The Pantages.

Broadway in Hollywood General Manager Jeff Loeb stated, “Last year we were blown away by the positive response to our season announcement with shows at both the Hollywood Pantages and Dolby Theatres. This season is truly the perfect marriage of “Broadway” and “Hollywood”, as many of our blockbuster shows draw their inspiration from Hollywood itself. It’s an exciting time for theater in L.A. — as we continue our mission to bring more shows to one of the greatest theatrical markets in the country for nights our patrons will never forget. This season includes a celebration of a Grammy & Oscar-winning entertainment icon, a ground-breaking reimagining of a Rodgers & Hammerstein classic, a side-splitting laugh out loud comedy musical, a hit screen-to-Broadway adaptation that is set ON Hollywood Boulevard, two smash-hit Disney favorites, and one of the sexiest Spectacular Spectaculars that Broadway has ever seen!”

The Hollywood Pantages is part of The Nederlander Organization, which owns or operates venues on Broadway and in Chicago, San Diego, San Jose, Tucson, Durham, Oklahoma City, N. Charleston, and London. Broadway in Hollywood started its exciting array of offerings in February of 2019, welcoming the Best of Broadway to the Heart of Hollywood. For complete details about the Broadway in Hollywood 2020-2021 season, read on:

The cast of Oklahoma! Photo by Little Fang.
The cast of Oklahoma! Photo by Little Fang.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

Dolby Theatre: November 3 – 22, 2020

Stripped down to reveal the darker psychological truths at its core, Daniel Fish’s production tells a story of a community circling its wagons against an outsider and the frontier life that shaped America. Upending the sunny romance of a farmer and a cowpoke, this Oklahoma! allows the classic musical — and our country — to be seen in a whole new light.

Stephanie J. Block and the cast of <i>The Cher Show</i>. Original Broadway Company. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Stephanie J. Block and the cast of The Cher Show. Original Broadway Company. Photo by Joan Marcus.

The Cher Show

Dolby Theatre: March 23 – April 11, 2021

Superstars come and go. Cher is forever. For six straight decades, only one unstoppable force has flat-out dominated popular culture — breaking down barriers, pushing boundaries, and letting nothing and no one stand in her way. The Cher Show is the Tony Award-winning musical of her story, and it’s packed with so much Cher that it takes three women to play her: the kid starting out, the glam pop star, and the icon.

Santino Fontana and Company in <i>Tootsie</i>, Original Broadway Cast. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Santino Fontana and Company in Tootsie, Original Broadway Cast. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

Tootsie

Dolby Theatre: April 13 – May 2, 2021

It’s “far and away the funniest musical of the season” (Daily News). It’s “the most uproarious new show in years” (The Hollywood Reporter). It’s “the best comedy on Broadway” (Forbes). No matter how you say it, Tootsie is unanimously funny! It’s a laugh-out-loud love letter to the theatre, based on the Oscar-nominated film. Featuring a Tony-winning book by Robert Horn and an outrageously clever score by 2018 Tony winner David Yazbek (The Band’s Visit, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), this New York Times Critic’s Pick is a “hilarious, thoroughly modern Tootsie” (People Magazine) that’s “even funnier than the movie!” (New York Post).

Elton John & Tim Rice’s Aida

Dolby Theatre: May 13 – June 5, 2021

With a Grammy and Tony Award-winning score by the legendary Elton John and Tim Rice and a revised book by Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang, the hit Broadway musical Aida returns to the stage in a thrilling new production. The producers of The Lion King and Frozen have reunited the original Tony Award-winning design team of Bob Crowley (scenery and costumes) and Natasha Katz (lighting) to reinterpret their designs in the retelling of this passionate and timeless story for today’s audiences.

Pretty Woman: The Musical, Hamburg Production. Photo by Morris Mac Matzen.
Pretty Woman: The Musical, Hamburg Production. Photo by Morris Mac Matzen.

Pretty Woman: The Musical

Dolby Theatre: June 8 – 27, 2021

After an incredible run on Broadway, Audience Choice Award-winner Pretty Woman: The Musical is coming to Los Angeles! One of Hollywood’s most beloved stories of all time, Pretty Woman: The Musical is brought to life by a powerhouse creative team representing the best of music, Hollywood, and Broadway. Featuring direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), an original score by Grammy-winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance (“Summer of ’69”, “Heaven”), and a book by the movie’s legendary director Garry Marshall and screenwriter J.F. Lawton, Pretty Woman: The Musical will lift your spirits and light up your heart.

Lionesses Dance in <i>The Lion King</i> North American Tour. Photo by Deen van Meer.
Lionesses Dance in The Lion King North American Tour. Photo by Deen van Meer.

Disney’s The Lion King

Hollywood Pantages Theatre: June 25 – September 5, 2021

Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, The Lion King brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. The Lion King also features the extraordinary work of Tony Award-winning choreographer Garth Fagan and some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice.

Karen Olivo and Aaron Tveit in Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Karen Olivo and Aaron Tveit in Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Hollywood Pantages Theatre: October 13, 2021 – January 2, 2022

Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Pop the champagne and prepare for the spectacular spectacular…Welcome to Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a theatrical celebration of truth, beauty, freedom, and — above all — love. Moulin Rouge! The Musical is more than a musical; it is a state of mind.