In Previews: Opens Jul 25 | 2h 45m | Midtown W

Moulin Rouge (Broadway)

From 72 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. 

2h 45m | In Previews: Opens Jul 25 | Al Hirschfeld Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (72)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Must see, Delightful
86
Avg Score

During previews
95
Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you love a big broadway musical you love Moulin Rouge you like to hear current music performed in shows you love great sets and choreography

Don't see it if you are expecting the music from Moulin Rouge the musical - its all new and current music you mind some profanity and lewd gestures

Also I loved this show! Its a big broadway spectacle full of flashy costume... Read more Read less

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 in the play from beginning to end

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
100
A jukebox musical on steroids, An amazing spectacle, Great staging, Great singing, Must see

See it if The show is amazing. The songs are great. The singing and choreography are fantastic. The sets are incredible. A joyous spectacle.

Don't see it if If you don't like campy, over-the-top musicals or pop music. It is sexy in a burlesque way, but I didn't find it gratuitous.

Also I hesitate to call the show a jukebox musical because that has pejorat... Read more Read less

During previews
91
Enchanting, Epic, Great staging, Must see, Entertaining

See it if you want to be dazzled and entertained, you like the movie, you are interested in a fun atmosphere during a show

Don't see it if You want a show with only original music, you like more traditional theater

During previews
51
Banal, Excruciating, Insipid, Great staging, Great singing

See it if If loud jukebox musicals are your thing, this is for you. The singing and dancing were terrific--the material was awful.

Don't see it if You want to see skilled performers put their talents to good use.

During previews
99
Masterful, Great staging, Exquisite, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Spectacular! Surprisingly very well thoughtout. Exceeded expectations The new songs work really well and the visual impact is fab. Must See!

Don't see it if If you don't like big, lavish, entertaining musicals with great story and excellent production value

During previews
90
Quirky, Resonant, Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You love Moulin Rouge the movie, or you love a wild, fun time with lots of laughs and spectacular dance sequences.

Don't see it if You don't like Moulin Rouge the movie, or a flashy, insane and very wild Broadway show (with little to no original) doesn't appeal to you


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