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 If you hate theater you may like this soulless mess because it looks good but there is no there there.
Don't see it if You care about the future of American theater, because what this show represents - style over any dramatic substance- will kill theater.
See it if get free tickets. See it you want to see repetitive, but nicely designed costumes, and scenery. Karen Olivo and Sahr Ngaujah are terrific.
Don't see it if you want a show with an interesting book or innovative dancing or songs that make sense to the scene.
See it if you want to be in on the Buzz.
Don't see it if you are looking for an exciting or for that matter, even good Broadway Musical experience. Show doesn't live up the hype.
See it if You want to see Aaron Tveit Or you want to hear snipets of pop culture songs over the past 40 years
Don't see it if You want a real broadway show with a story line or acting
See it if you love karaoke, the show is like watching karaoke. Great singers sing inane dated songs that don't advance any plot.
Don't see it if you are expecting the movie.
See it if What worked in the movie was overdone in this play. Poor editing. Random snatches of popular songs do not make a musical book.
Don't see it if If you value your time.
See it if If you loved ALL THE SEASONS of Glee, this show is for you.
Don't see it if You crave originality and not being catered to as the lowest common denominator
See it if You like the movie, and are excited about the idea of paying too much to see the equivalent of a live version of So You Think You Can Dance
Don't see it if You are not ready for a jukebox musical with all of the jukebox stuffed in it, or if you need to see amazing stages/costumes.
See it if You are all about the spectacle and want to hear a bunch of popular songs sung by really talented theater artists.
Don't see it if You truly want to believe the love story being told. You want to feel the connection and desperation of the characters seen in the movie.
See it if U like super loudly amplified music, cliché lighting tricks, boring choreography, scantily dressed woman, snippets of songs from the past.
Don't see it if You like good music, viable plot, wonderful dancing, intelligent book.
See it if You’re a foreign tourist who just wants glitz and a spectacle. If you really love campy performances with a corny jukebox soundtrack.
Don't see it if You’re someone who is a connoisseur who is looking for substance, feeling, and craftmanship. Set is great, talent is great, show is not.
See it if You win the right to buy discounted tickets via the lottery and have nothing better to do.
Don't see it if You prefer Broadway shows that offer some originality, move along at a good pace, are cast right, and offer a plot worth caring about.
See it if You want to see a goofy comedic version of the show that is loosely based on the original story. The dancing is great! The story not so much
Don't see it if If you are wanting to listen to the music you know and love, or if you are expecting a true love story. You will be disappointed!
See it if You are a fan of the movie and are willing to overlook its paper-thin plot and name-checking of pop songs solely for laughs
Don't see it if You want more than flash in your night at the theatre. For the money you’ll spend on tickets, it’s not too much to ask for more, a lot more
See it if You get a free ticket and if you have nothing better to do.
Don't see it if You loved the movie. You appreciate story-telling or any kind of coherent plot.
See it if You want a huge spectacle! This show grabs you the moment you walk in the theater with a gorgeous set. This is the mother of jukebox shows!
Don't see it if You want to feel had. Beyond the set this musical is very dull. Pop song after pop song gets boring. The cast is superb but the rest a flop.
See it if you like jukebox musicals and have the patience to sit through the whole 4th of July fireworks
Don't see it if you feel that you have to stay through the whole performance to get your money's worth
See it if You want to see an incredible set design. Nothing else was redeeming.
Don't see it if You have ever watched the movie. The show was terrible. No chemistry. Terribly choreographed integration of the songs. Huge massive miss.