It has been announced that the actress will be playing the role of Satine when the Broadway production based on the film resumes performances on Broadway.
With the Broadway musical set to begin performances once more at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on the 24th September, it has been confirmed that Natalie Mendoza will be taking on the role of Satine to complete the cast for the production.
This is not the first time that Mendoza has been welcomed to the Moulin Rouge, having starred as China Doll one of the club’s featured can-can dancers in the 2001 film that the musical is based on. By joining the production, the musical also sees her reuniting with director Alex Timbers, with whom she worked with on the National Theatre production of Here Lies Love.
Her other theatre credits to date include: Miss Saigon (“Gigi”), Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark (“Arachne”), and Ghost.
The cast for the return of Moulin Rouge also includes: Tony Award nominee Aaron Tveit as Christian, Tony Award nominee Danny Burstein as Harold Zidler, Tony and Olivier Award nominee Sahr Ngaujah as Toulouse-Lautrec, Tam Mutu as The Duke of Monroth, Ricky Rojas as Santiago and Tony Award nominee Robyn Hurder as Nini. Ashley Loren is the Satine Alternate. The cast includes Jacqueline B. Arnold, Holly James, Jeigh Madjus, Joe Beauregard, Keely Beirne, Giovanni Bonaventura, Olutayo Bosede, Maya Bowles, Kyle Brown, Sam J. Cahn, Bobby Daye, Mia DeWeese, Karli Dinardo, Tilly Evans-Krueger, Aaron C. Finley, Bahiyah Hibah, Ericka Hunter, Cameron Mitchell Jackson, Tasia Jungbauer, Jose-Luis Lopez Jr., Reed Luplau, Kara Menendez, Kaitlin Mesh, Fred Odgaard, Dylan Paul, Khori Michelle Petinaud, Benjamin Rivera, Julius Anthony Rubio and Brandon Stonestreet.
Moulin Rouge! The musical follows the story of aspiring writer Christian and dancer Satine as they fall in love. But Satine is under pressure from her boss Harold Zidler who is relying on her to appease the Duke of Monroth, whose money will keep the Moulin Rouge running.
The musical was nominated for 14 Tony Awards including Best Musical and is set to open in the West End later this year.
The design team behind the production includes: set design by Derek McLane, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Justin Townsend, sound design by Peter Hylenski, hair and wig design by David Brian Brown and make up design by Sarah Cimino.
To find out more about the Broadway production of Moulin Rouge visit: https://moulinrougemusical.com/new-york/home/