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Broadway's 'Moulin Rouge' Finds New Satine - Natalie Mendoza, Who Appeared in the Movie!

Broadway's 'Moulin Rouge' Finds New Satine - Natalie Mendoza, Who Appeared in the Movie!

Natalie Mendoza is the new Satine for the Broadway production of Moulin Rouge!

The 42-year-old actress, who appeared as China Doll in the original Baz Luhrmann movie, is replacing original cast member Karen Olivo as the show’s leading lady.

Natalie will join the Broadway company when the show resumes performances on Friday, September 24.

“Having been involved with the film from its early conception, the role of Satine has always been close to my heart. This rare jewel of an opportunity to play a character like her on Broadway feels like a full circle moment. With this stunning group of bohemian artists and this uniquely conscious creative team I couldn’t be in better care,” Natalie said in a statement.

Baz added, “From the moment Natalie was cast as China Doll in Moulin Rouge! the film, we knew we had discovered a major young talent. That young talent has now blossomed into the lead in our Broadway production. I could not be more thrilled that Natalie will be lowered in that glorious swing as Broadway’s Sparkling Diamond.”

Find out why Karen decided to leave the Broadway production earlier this year.

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