Open run | 2h 45m | Midtown W

Moulin Rouge! (Broadway)

From 599 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful, Must see

About the show

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. 


Member Reviews (599)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful, Must see

45
Way too long, Cliched book, Poorly cast, Emotionally hollow, Great sets and lighting

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.

48
Mostly boring, Overrated, Disappointing

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.

Also Danny Burnstein was not at my matinee performance nor was he at my fri... Read more Read less

40
Cliched, Corny, Great set, Overrated, Great singing

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.

44
Overrated, Fluffy, Cliched, Disappointing

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

49
Fluffy, Disappointing, Dated, Cliched, Banal

See it if Mindless theater works for ypu

Don't see it if You get sick from too much whipped cream

49
Slow, Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing, Cliched

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.

46
Confusing, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

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.

28
Overrated, Insipid, Cliched, Banal

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

49
Indulgent, Great staging, Epic, Dizzying

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.

40
Overrated, Ambitious, Indulgent, Fluffy, Disappointing

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.

0
Insipid, Banal

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.

36
Banal, Overrated, Dizzying, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if See it if you like a lot of glitz and special effects.

Don't see it if Don’t see it if you want a fresh, meaningful plot and a cohesive performance.

40
Banal, Great staging, Insipid, Disappointing, Cliched

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.

25
Slow, Overrated, Excruciating, Banal, Disappointing

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.

Also What a huge disappointment. This show is boring and bloated, and it's ... Read more Read less

30
Confusing, Disappointing

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!

Also The leads have zero chemistry and the script never allows love to buil... Read more Read less

40
Great costumes, Great sets, Disappointing, Overrated, Boring

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

Also This show really needs an original score to be anything more than an e... Read more Read less

10
Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing, Banal

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.

During previews
10
Horrendous, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Overrated

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.

Also Karen Olivo - Though talented - was a far stretch for Satine. Big lack... Read more Read less

During previews
46
Left at halftime, Gorgeous, Banal

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

Also First half hour was terrific and a delightful surprise. Second half ho... Read more Read less

During previews
10
Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

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.


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...
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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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