Based on Baz Luhrmann’s Oscar-winning film, and featuring many of its iconic songs, the world-premiere musical invites you to experience the sweeping grandeur of Paris’s most spectacular dance hall. (Past Reviews) More…
Set in the Montmartre Quarter of Paris at the turn of the century, a world of indulgent beauty and unparalleled extravagance, of bohemians and aristocrats, of boulevardiers and mademoiselles, "Moulin Rouge! The Musical" tells the fictional story of an ambitious, lovesick writer, Christian, and a dazzling, entrancing chanteuse, Satine. Their lives collide at the Moulin Rouge with its many characters including the host, Harold Zidler, the brilliant and starving artist Toulouse-Lautrec, the greatest tango dancer - and gigolo - in all of Paris, Santiago, the tempting Nini, and The Duke of Monroth, the wealthy and entitled patron of the club who thinks he can buy anything he wants, including love. Directed by Tony nominee Alex Timbers, with a book by Tony winner John Logan.
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.
See it if you love over-produced Broadway shows filled with dozens of old pop music hits. If the performers are skilled, you don't need content.
Don't see it if you want a plot that isn't predictable and hackneyed. You don't like LONG shows!
See it if Your primary reason to go is just to have fun. You love a mash-up. You want to catch Karen Olivo in dazzling voice.
Don't see it if You want a satisfying story or expect the emotional moments to land or if you hate a medley. The show is dense with them.
See it if You watch a lot of music videos, you like melodrama, an over-the-top production is enough for you
Don't see it if You seek heart in a musical, you don’t like loudness for its own sake.
See it if YOU LIKE Broadway spectacle. Amazing sets costumes and great numbers but it just felt empty. I must admit, I kept lookin at my watch.
Don't see it if Juke box musicals really annoy you
See it if You liked the movie. You enjoy shows that require minimum mental engagement and love pop rock medleys. Burstein is great as always.
Don't see it if You didn't like the movie and are not a fan of jukebox musicals made to look like La Boheme. It has tremendous production values & costumes.
See it if You like lots of razzmatazz and watching actors try really hard with weak material
Don't see it if You require coherence, thoughtfulness, or anything beyond a hodgepodge of song snippets
See it if you like extravaganzas and just want to be entertained. It’s gorgeously designed and expertly performed.
Don't see it if you are a fan of the film. Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor has real heat. On stage: zilch, sorry to say.
See it if you enjoy over the top sets, fluffy script with little drama and are just seeking a bit of light entertainment.
Don't see it if you wanted a character driven, gritty piece about the Moulon Rouge and those that worked/lived there. Original music.
See it if want to see Alex Timbers spend a shitload of money to mask his dearth of directing craft and imagination, just like he did with Beeteljuice
Don't see it if expect the clever/corny way Mama Mia used ABBA's songbook. Snippets of chart-topping songs are thrown at the wall like spaghetti. None stick
See it if You want to see a spectacle or a typical Danny being great performance. Truly stunning staging.
Don't see it if You want to save your money, value your time, or don't like fluff pieces... Also, don't see it if you get hot easily - was SO hot in there.
See it if The show is physically breathtaking. No expense has been spared. Fun, light, fluffy, mindless show. No depth. But a thrill to look at.
Don't see it if Most songs from the film are replaced. Comic turned tragic story handled shallowly. Two leads can sing the roof off but have zero chemistry.
See it if you like Aaron Tveit or Karen Olivo, both were amazing. Dancing/costumes/set were all phenomenal and made the show feel larger than life
Don't see it if you want a new story or original music. The staging is a cringe worthy and cliched, and they never step out of the box to make it more
See it if you like spectacular sets and talented dancers making an overworked storyline an entertaining show
Don't see it if You can't abide singers missing notes, overacting, and many mixes of genres of music not congruent with era of musical.
See it if You love the movie or jukebox musicals and modern pop.
Don't see it if You need good storytelling. The story here is even weaker than that of the film and is overshadowed by the excessive song catalog.
See it if you are a HUGE fan of the film. People engrossed by this musical were responding to their memory of the film not this rather shallow show.
Don't see it if you think it takes more than great staging and singing to make a musical. It's like a cruise ship mash-up of songs, not a true musical.
See it if you like fluffy, Vegas-y musicals w/pop tunes galore & shows that are all style over substance. You’ll come out humming the sets & costumes!
Don't see it if you need more than eye-popping visuals and one knockout performance by Danny Burstein to hold your interest. Aimed at the tourist crowds.
See it if you like jukebox musicals or if you enjoy over-the-top musicals, even if they have little story.
Don't see it if you're looking for a show with a compelling story and lovable characters.
See it if you want to listen to every song ever written in one Broadway show and for the amazing costumes & sets. The performers are really good too.
Don't see it if you need to clean your bathroom or rearrange your sock drawer. Your time will be better spent cleaning & listening good Pandora channels.
See it if you've taken your epilepsy medication. Seriously, it's worth it though for the choreography and a stellar turn by Burstein.
Don't see it if you're expecting a brilliant interpretation of a good movie (or a recreation of the movie); or want moving storytelling.