Open run | 2h 45m | Midtown W

Moulin Rouge! (Broadway)

From 201 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 (201)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Must see, Delightful
84
Avg Score

78
Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if Want an enjoyable evening out. The staging, costumes and singing is very good. Would recommend front mezzanine seats or orchestra.

Don't see it if If you mind hearing lines from songs put together — that will sometimes make you laugh.

55
Dizzying, Insipid, Overrated, Fluffy, Cliched

See it if you're cool with a Moulin Rouge-themed karaoke spectacle and don't care much about character/plot. It IS big and sparkly, you may have fun!

Don't see it if You liked the movie. You're unfamiliar with contemporary pop music. You require solid storytelling.

100
Funny, Exquisite, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if I adored everything about this show. So enjoyable. I did not like the movie so was on the fence about seeing this. Amazing! Going again

Don't see it if no reason not to go

91
Great singing, Entertaining, Dizzying, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like energetic shows with terrific staging and sets and fantastic choreographed musical numbers.

Don't see it if You don't want assault on the senses type shows with lots of bright flashing lights Jukebox musicals

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.

80
Gorgeous, Slow, Romantic, Ambitious, Great staging

See it if You love a spectacle. The set and lighting are fantastic, as is the build out of the theater.

Don't see it if You need a plot that is interesting or characters that are not two dimensional

Also A gorgeous mess is how I describe it. The first 15 minutes are at a le... Read more Read less

100
Enchanting, Entertaining, Must see, Riveting, Absorbing

See it if You need to escape from the world and be enveloped in romantic love. It is the crown jewel of juke box musicals.

Don't see it if You need want subtle...it isn’t subtle.

80
Clever

See it if A recreation of 19th c Paris in all its gaiety.

Don't see it if The music isn't as good as some other shows on Broadway.

100
Clever, Ambitious, Intelligent, Must see, Romantic

See it if You like huge sets and amazing choreography, staging and actors.

Don't see it if you don’t like jukebox musicals, this show has jukebox music in it But is all remixes of different songs.

Also this show is a spectacle. When I walked into the theatre I really felt... Read more Read less

78
Fluffy, Indulgent, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You love song and dance. No need to have seen the movie!

Don't see it if Pop music in a Broadway production annoys you and makes you bemoan a lack of opportunity for original songwriting

100
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you loved the movie! or even if you didn't. The show transports you!

Don't see it if you didn't like the movie.

80
Delightful, Edgy, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You're a fan of the movie! This show brings the movie to life, while adding a modern update with new songs.

Don't see it if You dislike musicals. It's primarily singing.

60
Great singing, Overrated, Indulgent, Dizzying, Dated

See it if Great singing, some good dancing

Don't see it if Overwrought, overdone, dated, too sexual which became meaningless

80
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Refreshing, Ambitious

See it if you love the movie and love jukebox musicals.

Don't see it if you’re expecting an exact replica of the movie, or if you’re more invested in character development than the music and spectacle.

75
Raunchy, Romantic, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if If you like elaborate sets and costumes and a high energy cast. The choreography was fabulous.

Don't see it if Do not see this if you are expecting a carbon copy of the movie. And also do not go if you are not a fan of jukebox musicals.

73
Entertaining, Great costumes, Great choreography, Sexy, Fluffy

See it if you enjoy big, flashy, fun, expensive-looking musicals with songs you know and (maybe even) love (or if you just really love Aaron Tveit)

Don't see it if you want an original score and/or hate cliches. It's not profound or deep, and not that emotionally engaging.

Also It doesn't follow the movie to the letter, which might irritate some d... Read more Read less

100
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if fabulous music, great dancing,wonderful costumes...very ingenious ..

Don't see it if you dont like sexy things

70
Disappointing, Epic, Entertaining, Dizzying, Ambitious

See it if you are looking for AMAZING sets that envelop you in the world of the play, great costumes, fun music, and a party atmosphere.

Don't see it if you want character development, live orchestra, or chemistry between the leads (both are super talented, but their love wasn't believable).

Also This show makes for a really fun night out—all the over-the-top theatr... Read more Read less

69
Disappointing, Cliched, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You would enjoy great singers doing Karaoke of some Top 40 hits. You liked the movie You dont have better things to spend $ on

Don't see it if You're expecting an emotional connection; You're expecting fantastic dance numbers, or want an original story

100
Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Exquisite, Great acting

See it if Excellent

Don't see it if I don't see how can anyone not like it

99
Delightful, Enchanting, Must see, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You grew up in the 80s or 90s. Like pop culture references. Want to be entertained!

Don't see it if You are a die-hard movie fan and want everything to be as it was. Don't like pop music.

75
Raunchy, Romantic, Indulgent, Dizzying, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a spectacle, hear Karen Olivo sing, or just witness a bunch of really, really good looking people.

Don't see it if You want some high art - this is what it is at face value. While I do think there is romance, the leads lack some chemistry.

100
Delightful, Edgy, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Complete staging perfection. Costumes. Lighting, Dance, Singing. The story may at times stray, but make no mistake this is bway perfect.

Don't see it if You don't like noise and loud audiences

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

100
Epic, Must see, Delightful, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if you need a show not philosophical artwork but entertainment! This show makes you happy. The heart is filled, not the brain.

Don't see it if you need original and philosophical artwork because this show based on musical movie.


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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