Open run | 2h 45m | Midtown W

Moulin Rouge! (Broadway)

From 331 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Must see, Delightful

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 (331)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Must see, Delightful
85
Avg Score

During previews
70
Fluffy, Overblown, Disappointing, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if it's a BIG FLASHY COLORFUL musical with snippets of pop songs used to move plot forward -

Don't see it if all song / no substance -

During previews
100
Romantic, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if Magnificent! The scenery was flamboyant , costumes gorgeous, music beautiful, voices heavenly. It was funny, well performed and tender.

Don't see it if You don’t want to laugh, cry, sing and cheer. If you don’t want to be involved from beginning to end, or if you don’t like musicals

During previews
93
Riveting, Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if Incredible from start to finish... performances, staging, costume , set, song selection

Don't see it if You dont like musicals

During previews
96
Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you like men in short shorts, great dancing, man belting or women with amazing vocal range

Don't see it if you need a strong book with your musicals. The book for this show is weak but it's a spectacular.

During previews
93
Hilarious, Raunchy, Great singing, Great staging, Funny

See it if You love Karen Olivo, like juke box musicals, love over the top performances

Don't see it if You hate jukebox musicals, don’t know any popular music, don’t like to have fun

Also The show was a ton of fun. The leads are all fantastic, dancers are hi... Read more Read less

During previews
100
Masterful, Must see, Epic

See it if We only saw the Boston version last season and Moulin Rouge is phenomenal theatre.

Don't see it if N/A

During previews
91
Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if you love the movie and enjoy a good, old-fashioned Broadway spectacle. Tveit, Olivo, and Burstein are exquisite.

Don't see it if you don't like lots and lots of singing, prefer quiet shows, or want something reserved.

During previews
90
Great dancing, Dizzying, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you're a fan of the original film, you enjoy dazzling scenery and costumes, you want to see Danny Burstein in a spectacular performance

Don't see it if you hate pop music, you're unfamiliar with the original property

Also Trying to be spoiler free, but be aware.......... One character briefl... Read more Read less

During previews
95
Entertaining, Must see, Dizzying, Edgy, Great staging

See it if You like big theatrical numbers and great sets. I was a big fan of the movie and this did a good job of being faithful to the movie.

Don't see it if You do not like musicals.

During previews
100
Enchanting, Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Riveting

See it if You want to be completely absorbed in a lush set and riveting singing and DANCING!

Don't see it if You don’t like mash ups.

During previews
100
Masterful, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing, Must see

See it if Moulin Rouge offers EVERYTHING a great musical embodies. The sets, costumes, songs, choreography & stage sets all exceed any expectations!

Don't see it if You do not enjoy musicals with a bit of a "Cirque du Soliel" feel.

During previews
100
Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Exquisite, Enchanting

See it if You want to see one of the most beautiful shows ever produced on Broadway. Also if you have a passion for new pop music expertly mashed

Don't see it if There is no reason not to see this show.

During previews
79
Disappointing, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You loved the movie....Flashy sets & costumes. Clever use of modern songs to move story line.

Don't see it if You are offended by in your face bump & grind. May be too overtly sexual & offensive for some audiences.

Also Although most of the show entertaining some of the lead performances a... Read more Read less

During previews
85
Great acting, Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny

See it if you enjoy a musical that tells a story while playing contemporary songs and is a magnificent set and engaging the audience by dancing in the

Don't see it if you don't enjoy a frenetic set and skimpy costumes, suggestive movements.

During previews
66
Ambitious, Overrated, Indulgent, Cliched

See it if You love the conceit of using POP songs in a musical, and you like flamboyant dance numbers. Costumes and Set Design are flashy, for sure.

Don't see it if If you are looking for anything SMART, don't see this show. It panders to the lowest in every way.

During previews
70
Over-produced, Entertaining, Dated, Overrated, Great staging

See it if Large over the top musicals, scenery and costumes for day, great singing with American Idol type style singing along with confetti and more

Don't see it if Book driven musicals with original music.

During previews
90
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if What an amazing evening in theater. The dancing, the singing, the sets, the costumes, the lighting and the staging were just top of the line

Don't see it if a big musical is not for you. It is an incredible show, but if you are not thrilled by a huge musical, find tickets to a drama.

During previews
99
Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You will have the most fun theater experience ever! The cast is extraordinary talented. The sets - wow! Worth it just for Tveit's voice

Don't see it if I gave a 99 simply because the show is not particularly innovative. It is gorgeous, very well acted/sung/danced, but not life changing. FUN!

During previews
100
Great singing, Exquisite, Masterful, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you like shows that are a full assault on your senses! From the set, lights, choreography, singing, acting, costumes... it's all genius!

Don't see it if you don't like modern music and are easily offended by sexuality and eroticism.

During previews
95
Great staging, Dizzying, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You want an evening of pure entertainment fun!

Don't see it if You are looking for the next great Broadway score. The music is not original, but used well.

During previews
95
Entertaining, Great staging, Clever

See it if you love an extravaganza of costumes, music, dancing and great stage sets

Don't see it if you want original music.

During previews
51
Confusing, Cliched, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if You didn't see the original movie and enjoy overblown jukebox musicals.

Don't see it if You expect to see a musical that reflects the magic of the source material.

Also I was so disappointed; the movie is one of my favorites. The moments t... Read more Read less

During previews
100
Enchanting, Epic, Refreshing, Must see, Riveting

See it if You want to be on the edge of your seat wondering what the sets, the costumes, and the performers will do next

Don't see it if you don't like racy, sexy, suggestive material.

During previews
95
Epic, Must see, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you loved the movie but also if you like a hugely entertaining and dazzlingly staged musical spectacular

Don't see it if you don't like musicals

Also Production values are top-notch, with one of the most dazzling sets yo... Read more Read less

During previews
98
Great acting, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if The audience responded as if it were in a real nightclub! Great music, great dancing, great acting - wonderful set!

Don't see it if You may have enjoyed the movie so much that anything other than completely true to the film would bother you.


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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