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Get to Know Courtney Reed from the 'Moulin Rouge' National Tour with These 10 Fun Facts! (Exclusive)

Courtney Reed is currently playing the lead role of Satine in Moulin Rouge‘s National Tour production and we caught up with her to learn some fun facts that fans might not know.

Courtney originated the role of Princess Jasmine in the Broadway production of Aladdin and received a Grammy nomination for her work.

Now, Courtney is leading the tour of this Tony-winning musical as Satine, a role previously played by Nicole Kidman in the film and Karen Olivo in the original Broadway cast.

Check out 10 Fun Facts about Courtney below:

  1. My mother is Vietnamese but was born and raised in Thailand. She moved to the States when she was 18.
  2. My Dad speaks fluent Thai because he spent 2 years in the Peace Corps in Thailand.
  3. I’m the only performer in my family and also the only one that can only speak one language!
  4. I am obsessed with organizing. I do it for fun! Marie Kondo is the queen!
  5. My childhood name in my family was Budgie. It still is the name my family and close friends call me!

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Meet Conor Ryan from the 'Moulin Rouge' National Tour with These 10 Fun Facts! (Exclusive)

Conor Ryan is currently starring in the National Tour of the Tony-winning musical Moulin Rouge and we caught up with the rising star to learn more about him!

Previously, Conor starred in the off-Broadway revival of John & Jen and was featured in NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.

Now, Conor is leading the tour of Moulin Rouge as Christian, a role previously played by Ewan McGregor in the film and Aaron Tveit in the original Broadway cast.

Check out 10 Fun Facts about Conor below:

  1. I was a home birth. My Dad cut the umbilical cord and my older siblings were in the room!
  2. Growing up, we lived in California, Colorado, and Rhode Island. My mom picked beautiful places and the lady just couldn’t sit still.
  3. My first role was Snoopy in You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown when I was 9. This was a major moment when I discovered I was good at being onstage.
  4. I went to an arts summer camp in the Rocky Mountains starting when I was ten. At that age, I was super into dancing and thought I wanted to join the ballet! The Delacorte Theatre reminds me of my camp, and I am absolutely dying to work there.
  5. I’ve never had a license! My excuse is that I went to a boarding performing arts school in Boston, but really, I just never really had any interest… LOL. Ubers, Driverless Cars, take me away!

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Winners Aaron Tveit & Danny Burstein Perform the 'Moulin Rouge' Opening at Tony Awards 2020 - Watch Now!

The cast of Moulin Rouge gave an incredible performance at the Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back concert!

Tony Award winners Aaron Tveit and Danny Burstein led the performance, which was held live at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on Sunday night (September 26) in New York City.

The cast performed the “Welcome to the Moulin Rouge” opening number, which features snippets of the songs “Lady Marmalade,” “So Fresh, So Clean,” “Rhythm of the Night,” and “Because We Can.”

The opening number concluded with Natalie Mendoza appearing from the ceiling for her grand entrance as Satine.

Moulin Rouge has already won nine awards during the show and it’s most likely going to pick up the Best Musical prize at the end of the night.

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Moulin Rouge's Danny Burstein Gives Touching Speech Honoring Late Wife Rebecca Luker at Tony Awards 2020

Danny Burstein has finally won a Tony Award!

The 57-year-old actor picked up his first win after seven nominations at the 2020 Tony Awards on Sunday (September 26) at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City.

Danny won the award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance as Harold Zidler in Moulin Rouge.

Also pictured in the gallery is his co-star Robyn Hurder, who was nominated for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical.

During his speech, Danny paid tribute to late wife Rebecca Luker, who died in December 2020 from ALS complications.

“I want to thank all of you, because, whether you know it or not, my wife passed away in December of ALS, and you all showed up for us. You were there for us, whether you just sent a note or sent your love, sent your prayers — sent bagels — it meant the world to us, and it’s something I’ll never forget,” he said.

Danny‘s son Alexander was his date to the show.

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'Moulin Rouge' Returns to Broadway After 18 Months - Watch Videos from Reopening Night!

Moulin Rouge is back on Broadway after 18 months!

The Tony-nominated musical had its reopening night on Friday (September 24) at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York City.

Aaron Tveit, new cast member Natalie Mendoza, and Danny Burstein are all pictured taking their bows during the special evening on Broadway.

Moulin Rouge is nominated for Best Musical and many other awards at tomorrow night’s Tony Awards. The show is expected to pick up a lot of wins!

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'Moulin Rouge' Stars Perform at U.S. Open to Get Ready for Broadway Return!

The cast of Moulin Rouge appeared at the 2021 U.S. Open to get fans excited about the show’s return to Broadway!

Aaron Tveit, Natalie Mendoza, and more stars of the show performed before the match between Naomi Osaka and Marie Bouzkova on Monday (August 30) at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City.

Aaron, who originated the role of Christian, and Natalie, who is the musical’s new Satine, performed the duet “Come What May.” Co-stars Jaqueline B. Arnold, Robyn Hurder, Holly James, and Jeigh Madjus performed the National Anthem with Aaron and they also performed the show’s opening number, “Lady Marmalade.”

Moulin Rouge will resume performances at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on September 24. Tickets are on sale now!

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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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