Opens Sep 24 2h 45m
Moulin Rouge! (Broadway)
Midtown W
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Moulin Rouge! (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

84%
(850 Reviews)
Positive
87%
Mixed
10%
Negative
3%
Members say
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Delightful, Must see

A world premiere musical based on Baz Luhrmann’s Oscar-winning film, featuring its iconic songs.

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Member Reviews (850)

88
Great singing, Spectacle, Entertaining, Great staging, Dizzying

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

75
Indulgent, Entertaining, Overrated, Fluffy, Dizzying

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.

Critic Reviews (29)

July 25th, 2019

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."
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July 25th, 2019

★★★★ "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."
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July 25th, 2019

"'Moulin Rouge!' Is Broadway’s Biggest Karaoke Night. It commits singlemindedly to stuffing as many additional hit tracks as possible."
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July 29th, 2019

"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."
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July 25th, 2019

"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."
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July 25th, 2019

B+ "'Moulin Rouge!' becomes an extravagant, head-spinning Broadway musical."
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July 25th, 2019

"The luscious 2001 movie hit makes it successfully to the stage — elephant and all — in this gorgeously flashy version."
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July 25th, 2019

"‘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."
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August 5th, 2019

"Neither rollicking prophet nor ham-fisted artifact, Luhrmann's splashy zeitflop is exactly where Broadway lives, for better or worse. The adaptation, with a tidy, problem-solving book by John Logan, female-and-trans-empowering choreography by Sonya Tayeh, and farce-with-a-heart maximalist staging by Alex Timbers, 'Moulin Rouge!' sparkles like a million falling sequins, tickles like a chorus girls' feathers, and burns like a shot of absinthe engulfing your brain."
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July 25th, 2019

"‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ Review: All You Need Is Love Songs By The Dozens"
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July 25th, 2019

"Will you love ‘Moulin Rouge!’ as a stage musical? Well, you’ll certainly fall in like."
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July 25th, 2019

★★★★ "NYC’s hottest nightclub is on Broadway"
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July 25th, 2019

"Broadway’s ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ is dazzling, decadent live translation of 2001 movie."
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July 25th, 2019

1.5 stars (out of 4) "'Moulin Rouge!' review: Great cast and dazzling set can't save this Broadway botch job."
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July 25th, 2019

"With tongue in cheek and heart in hand, not to mention assorted other body parts splitting, contorting and can-canning up a storm, 'Moulin Rouge' is a jukebox musical on steroids. And thanks to a very savvy adaptation from book writer John Logan and director Alex Timbers, it’s paced for maximum pleasure."
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July 25th, 2019

"'Moulin Rouge!' on Broadway Is Spectacular, Spectacular. The first musical of the 2019-20 season sets a high bar for showmanship."
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July 26th, 2019

“‘MOULIN ROUGE!’ is Visually Gorgeous, Vibrantly Performed and Seriously In Need of An Original Score. Bookwriter John Logan Deepens The Characters To The Point Where Pop Hits Aren't Enough.”
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August 5th, 2019

"Glittering and indefatigable, 'Moulin Rouge!' is strictly in the tradition of Billy Rose and Michael Todd, mid-twentieth-century specialists in tired-businessman entertainments like Star and Garter, Peep Show, and Padlocks of 1927…gives the audience everything and then some -- except a reason to care."
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July 25th, 2019

"'Moulin Rouge,' Baz Luhrmann's psychedelic trip of a movie from 2001, has been reincarnated at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in an adaptation for Broadway, looking like an explosion inside the Bott's Every Flavour Bean Factory and sounding like a mixtape of every love song ever written."
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July 25th, 2019

★★★★★ "'A Dazzling Exercise in Excess.' Karen Olivo and Aaron Tveit belt out chart-topping hits in the lavish screen-to-stage salute to truth, beauty, freedom, and love"
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July 25th, 2019

★★★★ "'All You Need Is Love (and Showmanship).' Baz Luhrmann's hit bohemian-Paris movie gets bigger and bolder for Broadway."
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July 25th, 2019

"‘Moulin Rouge!’ hits Broadway with a panache of pop."
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July 26th, 2019

“A spectacle of glamour, glitz, lust, love and romance - the costumes, the sets and strong, stunningly talented cast (Danny Burstein, Karen Olivo, Aaron Tveit, Robyn Hurder) drive ‘Moulin Rouge!’ The 70 songs - or snippets of them - that make up the music can become weary but there's a a bit of nostalgia for everyone.”
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July 25th, 2019

"A brightly wrapped, intricately decorated package with little inside. It's racy, sometimes vulgar, and always indifferent to historical context and narrative logic. This makes it just the right stuff for the Trump era..."
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August 2nd, 2019

"Truth. Beauty. Freedom. And above all things, Love. That's what is splashed before our hungry eyes and ears at the Moulin Rouge! - The Musical decadently and gorgeously mashing together with high-wired spectacular spectacular-ness...Within this new musical, directed dynamically and deliciously..."
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August 18th, 2019

"Call this opulent, over the top, musical extravaganza anything you like but be aware it will never diminish the incredible work of a first-rate creative team or depreciate the entertainment value that it delivers."
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August 9th, 2019

"Thrilling from the moment I entered the theater...until about ten minutes after it began. That's because the brightest star… is designer Derek McLane's set…which is arguably to 'Moulin Rouge' what the 20 foot puppet is to 'King Kong' - the one undiluted delight. There are other things to like…just nothing quite as thrilling."
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July 25th, 2019

"You'll want to come early not just to take in all that scenery, but to see the talented ensemble - in various states of dress - wriggling, writhing and executing Sonya Tayeh's slithery, athletic movement in a pre-show like none you've ever seen."
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August 15th, 2019

"Every penny of its reported $30 million budget flashes in your face from the moment you enter…The plot is merely a convenient means for this jukebox musical to tie numerous familiar songs together…Karen Olivo's tawny beauty combines magnetically with her dancing, singing, and acting talent."
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