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
89
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You love a big show with big sets and costumes. The singing and dancing support the feel of the nightclub and new songs add pizzazz.

Don't see it if You are easily offended by sexual references and gender bending.

During previews
100
Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining, Epic, Must see

See it if You love high energy, engaging songs, dance numbers, & feeling immersed in the show universe. A+ acting, singing, choreo, set, costumes, etc

Don't see it if You expect it to be a carbon copy of the movie/won't accept changes in details/songs from the movie. You want a calm, introspective show

During previews
62
Fluffy, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great staging, Disappointing

See it if You're impressed by great scenery and lights and tight, exciting choreography.

Don't see it if You care about casting, a story, or you want your money's worth. (cheapest seat is $129!!!)

During previews
100
Must see, Masterful, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to have every sense triggered. This show is everything Broadway is. Tremendously entertaining. It’s a wild party!

Don't see it if You don’t like brash and in your face staging.

During previews
94
Masterful, Must see, Epic, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if If you love a big spectacular, with beautiful sets, gorgeous costumes, amazing actors and famous songs.

Don't see it if If you only like faithful adaptations of movies.

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

See it if You love spectacle and a show full of energy and are ready to double down on the great music mashups from the movie

Don't see it if You weren't a fan of the unabashed sentimentality of the movie or are put off by its jukebox style of songs (lots more of that)

Also The production design is top notch as are the cast and music (SO many ... Read more Read less

During previews
84
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like fancy stage, pop music, powerful voices.

Don't see it if Don’t like Vegas style. Prefer quiet, less intense theatre, and original music

During previews
100
Must see, Enchanting, Profound, Masterful, Absorbing

See it if You want to experience the best show on broadway. It is absolutely magical. Karen Olivo is absolutely stunning. She steals the whole show.

Don't see it if No reason to not see it

During previews
98
Must see, Hilarious, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You liked the movie, love to laugh and love subtle and not so subtle humor

Don't see it if If you have your heart set on it matching the movie to a "T"

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

See it if Fabulous dancing and vocals. Extraordinary cast.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals.

During previews
100
Indulgent, Must see, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You love music mash-ups and love to sing along during a musical. The sets are amazing, very elaborate and intricate.

Don't see it if Bright lights and sets make you dizzy.

During previews
100
Must see, Masterful, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You love theatre. And love the movie.

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

During previews
100
Must see, Masterful, Exquisite, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You want to experience the best show on broadway. The songs, the set, the costumer everything is gorgeous. Karen and Dany steal the show.

Don't see it if You don't enjoyed the movie

During previews
100
Must see, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Absolutely stunning production. I was speechless the whole time. Karen freaking Olivo was more than perfect.

Don't see it if You don't like the movie.

During previews
100
Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You Love great production values (set, lighting, costumes, choreography, direction); big Broadway shows, Karen Olivo is incredible in it!

Don't see it if You are sick of jukebox musicals!

During previews
80
Romantic, Dizzying, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you love SETS. Great physical sets. Old style musical feel. See it if you love pop music. Every second there was another refrain you know.

Don't see it if you are tired of the same old story. It's the classic La Boheme, but hell, it's FUN!

During previews
100
Edgy, Exquisite

See it if Saw it 3 times in Boston. The 1st time, it was so jaw dropping mesmerizing all I was thinking is how do I get a ticket for the 8 pm show ??!

Don't see it if You hate loud music, stunning staging and choreography...also suggestive outfits.

Also I hated the movie, did not want to see it in Boston, UNTIL I learned w... Read more Read less

During previews
100
Masterful, Delightful, Entertaining, Edgy, Great singing

See it if You love music of all kinds and enjoy beings surprised by songs you know popping up throughout the show.

Don't see it if You have very small children with you. It is a bit risqué. It’s tasteful but children under 13 maybe have some questions.

During previews
100
Masterful, Enchanting, Great staging, Great singing, Exquisite

See it if You yearn for the greatness of Broadway. This is like no other show EVER!

Don't see it if You hate musicals, cause this is perfection.

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.

During previews
65
Fluffy, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Disappointing

See it if If you like to listen to several catchy Top 40 tunes, or appreciate 1st rate dance choreography, and if you haven’t seen the original movie

Don't see it if You are expecting to feel the magic between Satine and Christian - it’s way less romantic. Kickass dance? yes! Dance extravaganza? No.

During previews
97
Entertaining, Raunchy, Funny

See it if U like Spectacular sets, dancing, and gorgeous singing. The audience was the most enthusiastic of any show I’ve seen.

Don't see it if You’re boring


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