The world premiere engagement of the new musical Moulin Rouge! received 12 IRNE Awards nominations, honoring the best of theatre in the New England area. Also among the nominees is the American Repertory Theater production of the Alanis Morissette jukebox musical, Jagged Little Pill, which collected eight nominations.
Moulin Rouge!, based on the 2001 film, heralded the re-opening of the Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston. Broadway performances will begin June 28 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. The cast will include Aaron Tveit as Christian, Karen Olivo as Satine, and Danny Burstein as Harold Siegler—each of whom were IRNE-nominated for their performances in Boston. Jagged Little Pill will also make its Broadway debut in 2019, though there’s not yet any confirmation on exact dates or a theatre.
Meanwhile, in the Small Stage Group categories, SpeakEasy Stage Company's Fun Home at the Speakeasy Stage earned 11 nominations, including one for Amy Jo Jackson in the Best Actress category for her performance as Alison Bechdel. The show will return to Boston in an encore engagement June 8–30.
Other recognizable nominees include Constantine Maroulis and Diana DeGarmo for Jekyll & Hyde at North Shore Music Theatre and Austin Scott for his work in the title role on the Hamilton tour (he recently assumed the part on Broadway). Tony nominee Michael Greif was also nominated for his direction of Man in the Ring at the Huntington Theatre.
For a full list of nominations, click here. The winners will be announced during the April 8 ceremony at the Ballroom of The Inn at Brookline.