See it if A show that is campy in first act and very serious in second act. A glitzy production.
Don't see it if Choreography that resembles MTV s . If you want a show with less bravado. It never gains the movie vibe with camyness of the first act.
See it if You like high energy, high spectacle non-stop action. There is almost no time to catch your breath from one over the top number to the next.
Don't see it if Your a movie purist. They have changed things up a bit. There are some different songs, newer and fresher and they’ve tweaked the story. Read more
See it if you like big shows-costumes, sound, lights, choreography and a completely staged theater bring you back to the 1899 club with a good story.
Don't see it if you would not enjoy an updated version of prior productions where contemporary music replaces much of the score.
See it if A fun entertaining spectacle. Stunning sets and costumes. Karen Olivo was incredible. A tad hammy with some of the pop medley mashups.
Don't see it if You don’t like shows based on movies or with pop song scores.
See it if high energy fun entertainment is your idea of a good time. Gorgeous cast in marvelous costumes singing & dancing delightfully over the top
Don't see it if loud & predicable disturbs you. Voices are super amplified. The plot is an excuse for the dancing & singing. There is no original music.
See it if you like a WOW show for pure entertainment. Fantastic staging, sets and lighting. Wonderful singing and costumes. Great dance numbers.
Don't see it if you prefer shows with political or social messages. Moulin Rouge has a sad love story and great character acting but is entertainment first. Read more
See it if full Broadway spectacle, big cast, set & costumes flood your senses; fun 1st act send-up of love songs; Karen Olivo outstanding lead
Don't see it if little nuance or wit; no original music/all juke box love tunes; 2nd act is cliche-ridden & melodramatic; the opposite of Sondheim
See it if u want to see expert pop mashup karoake trying to coalesce a shallow, hollow, unconvincing story w/in a flashy, expensive, sexy spectacle.
Don't see it if you aren't interested in a manipulative, feel-good tragedy, sanitized for the masses & pandering to tourists; u value substance over style. Read more
CRITIC’S PICK "‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ Offers a Party, and a Playlist, for the Ages. Forbidden pleasures abound in this spectacular musical, starring a dazzling Karen Olivo as a doomed Parisian chanteuse."
★★★★ "Red alert! Red alert! If you're the kind of person who frets that jukebox musicals are taking over Broadway, prepare to tilt at the windmill that is the gorgeous, gaudy, spectacularly overstuffed 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical.' Directed with opulent showmanship by Alex Timbers, this adaptation of Baz Luhrmann's 2001 movie may be costume jewelry, but its shine is dazzling."
"'Moulin Rouge!' Is Broadway’s Biggest Karaoke Night. It commits singlemindedly to stuffing as many additional hit tracks as possible."
"A Millennial Reboot of Chekhov, and 'Moulin Rouge!' on Broadway. Halley Feiffer translates 'Three Sisters' into Internet-speak, and Baz Luhrmann’s glitzy movie comes into its own onstage."
"Baz Luhrmann's playfully postmodern riff on the Hollywood movie musical set in fin de siècle Paris gets amped up for the stage, with Karen Olivo and Aaron Tveit stepping into roles played onscreen by Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor."
B+ "'Moulin Rouge!' becomes an extravagant, head-spinning Broadway musical."
"The luscious 2001 movie hit makes it successfully to the stage — elephant and all — in this gorgeously flashy version."
"‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical!’ Review: Pop Opera Excess. A stage adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 camp extravaganza is as opulent as it is empty."