Boy George — the Culture Club icon of the 1980s — is returning to Broadway for Moulin Rouge! The Musical.
The singer-songwriter, whose hits include Karma Chameleon and Do You Really Want to Hurt Me, will play Moulin Rouge club owner Harold Zidler in the jukebox adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s hyperactive 2001 movie.
He begins performances from February 6 and is set to finish on May 12 at Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre, taking over the role from Tituss Burgess.
The show, about the goings-on in a turn-of-the-century Parisian nightclub, has been updated with tunes like Single Ladies and Firework alongside the big hit Lady Marmalade.
It won 10 Tony Awards in 2021, including best new musical.
Boy George was last represented on Broadway in 2003 with Taboo, for which he wrote music and lyrics. He also starred in the show, but did not play himself.
Critics largely disliked the show, which told some of his life story.
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