Baz Luhrmann’s plans for an Elvis stage musical

Baz Luhrmann is an Australian film, television, and theater director, writer, and producer. He is best known for directing visually stunning and flamboyant films such as Moulin Rouge!, Romeo + Juliet, and The Great Gatsby. Luhrmann’s films often blend elements of pop culture with classical literature and music, and his signature style is characterized by elaborate sets, costumes, and choreography. In addition to his film work, Luhrmann has also directed operas and stage productions, and has won numerous awards for his work in the entertainment industry.

Despite his recent Elvis film not receiving any Oscars, it could potentially follow in the footsteps of Moulin Rouge! or Strictly Ballroom by making its way to the stage.

Luhrmann spoke about the musical on the Oscars red carpet, comparing it to Moulin Rouge! and confirming that he would produce it but not direct it. It’s currently unknown whether Global Creatures, who produced both Moulin Rouge! and Strictly Ballroom on stage, will be involved in the Elvis production. Locations, dates, and casting details have yet to be announced.

Moulin Rouge! is currently playing on both the West End and Broadway and in Australia, while a touring production of Strictly Ballroom is in progress in the UK and Ireland.

Released in 2022, Elvis stars Austin Butler and Tom Hanks and tells the story of the iconic musician’s rise and fall.

James Kennedy

James is an arts journalist with a passion for all things musical theatre. James has been covering the world of theatre for over a decade, and his work has been featured in some of the most respected publications in the industry. He has a particular interest in the intersection of music, dance and storytelling, and is always on the lookout for new and innovative productions that push the boundaries of the form. James's background in music and performance has given him a unique perspective on the world of musical theatre. He understands the complexities of creating a successful production and can spot the talents of a rising star from a mile away. He is well-respected by his peers for his sharp writing and insightful analysis, and is known for his ability to bring the world of theatre to life for his readers. James is also an active member of the theatre community. He regularly participates in panel discussions and events. When he's not covering the latest shows, he can be found on the stage himself, performing in community productions.

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