Conor Ryan and Courtney Reed
(Photo: Nathanael Filbert)
Are you ready to can-can? The cast of the upcoming North American touring production of Red Mill! Musical comedy was announced. The musical is scheduled to begin performances at the James M. Nederlander Theater in Chicago on March 19. Directed by Tony winner Alex Timbers, the production features Tony winning choreography by Sonya Tayeh.
“I am thrilled and honored to welcome an extraordinary and dynamic group of actors to Red Mill! Musical comedy as we begin our rehearsal process this week,” Timbers said. “After years of anticipation, we are all thrilled to finally take this show on the road to audiences across North America.
As previously announced, Courtney Reed and Conor Ryan lead the company as Satine and Christian, respectively. Joining them are Austin Durant as Harold Zidler, André Ward as Toulouse-Lautrec, David Harris as Duke of Monroth, Gabe Martínez as Santiago, and Libby Lloyd as Nini. Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer is Satine’s alternate.
Set includes Nicci Claspell, Harper Miles, Andres Quintero, Adrienne Balducci, Andrew Brewer, Jack Cahill-Lemme, Sam J. Cahn, Darius Crenshaw, Alexander Cruz, Alexa De Barr, Tamrin Goldberg, Alexis Hasbrouck, Jordan Fife Hunt, Justin Keats, Tyler Logan, Tanisha Moore, Brayden Newby, Kent Overshown, Amy Quanbeck, Adéa Michelle Sessoms, Jenn Stafford, Denzel Tsopnang, Travis Ward-Osborne, Sharrod Williams, Jennifer Wolfe and Ricardo Zayas.
Red Mill! Musical comedy is based on Baz Luhrmann’s hit 2001 film of the same name. It arrived on Broadway after a tour at the Emerson Colonial Theater in Boston. The show features a book by John Logan and twenty hit pop songs from the past 50 years. This opened on Broadway on July 25, 2019 and won 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.