Moulin Rouge! The Musical To Open on Broadway July, 2019

Producer Carmen Pavlovic (Global Creatures) has announced that Moulin Rouge!, based on the 2001 Twentieth Century Fox Motion Picture by Baz Luhrmann, will open on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Previews will begin June 28, 2019 prior to a July 25 opening night.

An exclusive fan-only pre-sale will begin November 21 at 12:00pm for the very first access to Moulin Rouge! Broadway tickets, followed by a presale for Mastercard® holders.

The cast from the sold out, record-breaking run at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre this past summer will transfer to Broadway, including Karen Olivo (Tony Award® for West Side Story, In the Heights), Aaron Tveit (Catch Me If You Can, Next to Normal), Danny Burstein (six-time Tony Award®-nominee, Fiddler On the Roof, Cabaret), Sahr Ngaujah (Tony® and Olivier award-nominee for Fela), Tam Mutu (Doctor Zhivago, Encores!’s Hey, Look Me Over! and The New Yorkers), Ricky Rojas (Burn the Floor) and Robyn Hurder (Nice Work If You Can Get It).

The ensemble and swings will include Jacqueline Arnold, Olutayo Bosede, Kyle Brown, Sam Cahn, Max Clayton, Yurel Echezarreta, Jennifer Florentino, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Bahiyah Hibah, Ericka Hunter, Holly James, Reed Luplau, Jeigh Madjus, Morgan Marcell, Brandt Martinez, Jodi McFadden, Kevyn Morrow, Fred Odgaard, Dylan Paul, Khori Michelle Petinaud and Benjamin Rivera.

“We are thrilled to be bringing Moulin Rouge! The Musical to Broadway,” said producer Carmen Pavlovic. “We are especially delighted that the show is going to the Hirschfeld – the perfect theater for this production with its lavish architecture and rich history of landmark Broadway shows.”

Directed by Alex Timbers (Tony Award®-nominated for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Peter and the Starcatcher) Moulin Rouge! has a book by John Logan (Tony Award® for Red), choreography by Sonya Tayeh (Lucille Lortel Award and Obie Award for Kung Fu, and Emmy winner), and music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Justin Levine (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson).

The design team for Moulin Rouge! includes Tony Award® winner Derek McLane (sets), Tony Award® winner Catherine Zuber (costumes), two-time Tony Award® nominee Justin Townsend (lighting), Tony Award® winner Peter Hylenski (sound), Drama Desk Award winner David Brian Brown (wig and hair design) and Sarah Cimino (Make-up design). Casting is by Jim Carnahan and Stephen Kopel.

As in the film, Moulin Rouge! celebrates some of the greatest popular music of the last 50 years. The stage musical features many of the iconic songs from the movie and also includes recent hits released since the movie premiered 15 years ago.

Global Creatures (Carmen Pavlovic, CEO; Gerry Ryan OAM, Chairman) serves as Lead Producer and Bill Damaschke is the executive producer. General management is by Foresight Theatrical.

Additional producers include Aaron Lustbader, Hunter Arnold, Darren Bagert, Adam Blanshay Productions/Nicolas Talar, Erica Lynn Schwartz/Stephanie Rosenberg, Aleri Entertainment, CJ E&M/Interpark, Harmonia, AF Creative Media/International Theatre Fund, Baz & Co, Gilad-Rogowsky/InStone Productions, IMG Original Content, John Gore Organization, MEHR-BB Entertainment, Spencer Ross, Iris Smith, Triptyk Studios, Nederlander Presentations/IPN, Carl Daikeler/Sandi Moran, Desantis-Baugh Productions, Candy Spelling/Tulchin Bartner and Jujamcyn Theatres.

Released by 20th Century Fox, “Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge!” premiered at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. At the 74th Academy Awards, the film was nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture, and won two.

The Moulin Rouge of Paris is a dazzling and spectacular universe, the symbol of the Parisian way of celebrating since 1889. Starting life as a popular cabaret and dance hall, the venue became an iconic music hall in the Roaring Twenties, and then a theatre where numerous famous French and international artistes stepped out into the limelight.

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Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive go BOLD for the Second Annual Holiday Season

The second annual BOLD Holidays campaign kicks off with the highly anticipated Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting Celebration.  This multigenerational event is brought to you by the Rodeo Drive Committee in partnership with the City of Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau and Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce.  The event will be hosted by TV and social media personality Dawn McCoy.

The festivities will include live music from electro hip hop violinist and America’s Got Talent contestant, Svet, and a specially curated 20-piece #BOLDBH band which will be playing a mix of holiday classics and decades hits. Also included will be a dramatic unveiling of the lighting and décor featuring a newly revealed holiday social art installation as well as the debut of artist Alexa Meade’s solo exhibition at 262 North Rodeo Drive which will be open to the public daily (closed Thanksgiving Day) until December 23. Rounding out the evening will be a champagne garden, delicious food trucks and more!

The BOLD Holidays celebrations will continue every Friday and Saturday evening between 5 p.m. -8 p.m., from November 16 – December 22 on the 200, 300 and 400 blocks of Rodeo Drive as well as throughout the city. The streets will come alive once again with experiential programming, beautiful lights and holiday cheer. Guests can enjoy later shopping hours from their favorite merchants while experiencing unforgettable holiday moments featuring larger than life #BOLDBH California snowballs, a live ice sculpting experience, an interactive peace wall, elegant ballerinas performing on top of grand pianos, contortionist fashion art coming to life on the street and much more!

Following herinteractive BOLD Summer installations, Alexa Meade will transform thespace on Rodeo Driveinto a three-dimensional art installation that will appear to be two-dimensional when photographed. Visitors stepping into an immersive art exhibition will become part of the artwork as they don hand painted clothing and accessories.Meade, who has appeared around the globe creating special installations and most recently painted music superstar Ariana Grande in her latest music video, “God is a Woman,” will paint live models at the exhibition to augment the experience on November 15, November 30, and December 14.

BOLD Holidays will also feature the West Coast debut of QuinCoach’s motorcycle coaches on December 14, 15, 21 and 22(one featuring 50,000 sparkling crystals), the return of BOLD rides throughout Beverly Hills’ in exotic and luxury cars provided by Midway Car Rental; live holiday music in Beverly Canon Gardensand holiday art walks lead by curatorial professionals.

For more information, please visit lovebeverlyhills.com/boldbh.

Source: Love Beverley Hills


Disney's Nutcracker at The Grounds

Discover the magic, mystery and holiday charm inspired by Disney’s Nutcracker and the Four Realms in an immersive, walk-through experience at The Grounds of Alexandria, Sydney. 

The team behind one of Australia’s most instagrammable locations, The Grounds of Alexandria have created a spectacular, fantasy playground and bespoke menu creations that will transport you through the land of Snowflakes, Sweets and Flowers inspired by the realms in the film. 

The festival will run through until Christmas Eve with themed workshops for adults and children to be announced.

 

The Realms

Land of Snowflakes

Journey through a winter wonderland in this glistening realm filled with sparkling snowflakes and fairy-lit Christmas trees. Listen for the chime of Drosselmeyer’s Grandfather clock, it will signal the fall of fresh snow in the Land of Snowflakes three times a day.

Land of Sweets

Step into a land that is as sweet as the Sugar Plum Fairy herself. Immerse yourself in a magical realm filled with larger than life sweets of all descriptions and just as many to devour. Sugar and spice and all things nice, there’s so much to enjoy you’ll want to walk through twice!

Land of Flowers

Blossoms abound in this dreamy laneway inspired by the Land of Flowers. Expect colourful cascades of flowers and light at every turn.

THE CAFE:

The Nutcracker

The toys come to life with this mixed spice sponge cake, layered with cinnamon & orange cream cheese frosting, poached raspberry confit and fresh raspberries, topped with ginger buttercream, rosemary spruce trees and a Nutcracker ornament.

Drosselmeyer’s Scroll

Spiral into a strange parallel world with a treat much less mysterious than the journey ahead. Wild blueberry sponge rolled with blackcurrant, blueberry & violet confit, vanilla buttercream and edible flowers.

Hawthorne’s Delight

A flamboyant and colourful treat straight from the Land of Flowers. A bite of pure delight with the fresh & fragrant combination of pineapple & lemon verbena cheesecake and a pineapple & lemon verbena jelly centre on a vanilla shortbread base, finished with edible flowers.

THE POTTING SHED:

Land of Flowers Pink Pavlova

A decadent display of fragrance and colour with blooms abound. A soft cooked rose water meringue adorned with mascarpone, jasmine & pistachio cream, mango confit, fresh mango, raspberries & Turkish delight jelly.

Hawthorne’s Garden

A ray of light! This is a celebration of elderflower and peach sponge, rolled with fresh mango confit, coconut & lime buttercream and raspberry confit, garnished with flowers fresh from Hawthorne’s garden and served with fresh peach & elderflower sorbet.

THE GARDEN:

Sugar Plum Soda

She’s elegant and so very sweet. Her good looks and charm will sweep you off your feet.

For updates on Christmas activities at The Grounds, the realms and Nutcracker offerings visit: www.thegrounds.com.au/christmas

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Nespresso opens in George Street with a chic soirée

Nespresso has announced the opening of their new Sydney flagship Boutique on George Street. The unique retail experience allows shoppers to explore the journey that Nespresso undertakes to bring their customers high quality coffee – from farming through to production and recycling – reflecting their commitment to sustainability and a circular economy. Located at 345 George Street, the new Sydney flagship Boutique will provide an immersive, premium and innovative destination for the ultimate coffee experience. 

Loïc Réthoré, General Manager of Nespresso Australia and Oceania, explains “As the retail landscape continues to evolve, it’s important that we provide our customers with an innovative bricks-and-mortar experience. The new Nespresso Sydney flagship Boutique is all about a simplified and holistic customer journey that focuses on our sustainable coffee practices and celebrates our unique coffee story.”

As a leader within the coffee category, the new boutique concept highlights Nespresso’s commitment to sustainability using many integrated elements. To demonstrate this commitment, the boutique contains tabletops made from recycled coffee grounds, wood that has 100% been sourced from Forest Stewardship Certified (FSC) trees, technology to conserve energy and water and a capsule recycling collection point. The Boutique even features lush greenery spaces embedded with coffee plants and foliage to mimic the coffee plantations that are part of the Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program.

Mitch Monaghan, Nespresso Coffee Ambassador, says of the new concept boutique “The new architecture allows us to showcase Nespresso’s ambition to become the highest quality and the most sustainable coffee brand in the world. It’s a choice we have made to allow our customers to get a closer understanding of the brand and experience the bean-to-cup journey themselves.”

The new Nespresso boutique concept and open format was designed by award winning architecture and interior design practice Universal Design Studio; which was founded by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby. The Sydney flagship Boutique also takes inspiration from the iconic The Rocks area of Sydney; using local stone supplied from Gosford quarries, bronze in the handrails and elements of the flooring.

The Sydney George Street Boutique has been designed to invite customers to explore new coffee tasting rituals and experiences, including:

A Sensorial Welcome: Upon entering each Boutique, Coffee Specialists introduce guests to the vast range of coffees. At this station, guests can get hands-on with the coffee grounds inside a capsule, discovering the aromas and then finishing with a taste of the final product.

Discovery in The Lab: As guests continue their journey through the Boutique, perusing the machines and accompanying accessories, a Coffee Specialist will assist them in exploring the coffee range further. They can taste two coffees side-by-side in order to better understand their personal taste preferences.

Source: Nespresso


delicious. Travel launch event at Icebergs

Leading food title delicious. is getting even bigger by including a fully fledged travel section in the magazine and online.

So, into true delicious. style, the team, spearheaded by Kerrie McCallum and Fiona Nilsson celebrated with a very chic and incredibly happy party at the iconic Icebergs Dining Room and Bar.

Everyone was having such a good time when finish time came – 9 PM – no one wanted to leave. Must’ve been something to do with the Perrier Jouët and Icebergs canapés. By the way, am very pleased to be part of the delicious. travel writing team – see you around the world somewhere and check out http://www.delicious.com.au

The who’s who of food and travel came together to celebrate the new look delicious.com.au and the official launch of delicious. Travel – an expanded travel offering which helps readers discover the world’s most delicious destinations.

delicious. editor-in-chief Kerrie McCallum spoke briefly to guests about the new look site and was joined by newly appointed delicious. travel editor-at-large George Calombaris, delicious. contributors and some of the country’s most influential foodies for a VIP drinks reception.

Guests were treated to a special menu created by IDRB head chef and delicious. contributor Monty Koludrovic including: oysters with champagne and finger lime, goats curd and beetroot tart, jellied sea urchin, saké tomato and lemon thyme, cavatelli with crab, smoked butter and chives, cheesy IceBergers and chocolate and hazelnut macarons.

VIP guests included:

Kerrie McCallum, Fiona Nilsson, George Calombaris, Matt Preston, Matt Moran, Colin Fassnidge, Anthony Puharich, Darren Robertson, Magdalena Roze, Silvia Colloca, Guillaume Brahimi, Manu Feildel, Justine Schofield, Ross and Sonny Lusted.

Source: delicious.