Baz Luhrmann and Claire Danes Reunite

In celebration of the upcoming Blu-ray release of Moulin Rouge! and William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, last night, director Baz Luhrmann hosted The New York Musical Theater Festival opening night gala celebration and taught an exclusive master class.

“I am not only honored but thrilled to support and be involved in the New York Musical Theater Festival, because it's more than just a good idea,” said Baz Luhrmann. “It is essential to the future prospects of the next generation.”

“We are proud to have Baz as our honorary chairman,” said New York Musical Theatre Festival Executive Director and Producer Isaac Robert Hurwitz. “He is a director of great integrity who has worked at the highest level in several mediums. He is an expert on the intersection of musical theater & contemporary pop culture, and we are very pleased that he has elected to participate in NYMF.”

Since working together on William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, Baz Luhrmann and Clare Danes reunited for the first time in 14 years to be photographed together at this exclusive event.