Moulin Rouge! The Musical, winner of 10 Tony Awards, including the highly prestigious, Best Musical at the 74th Tony Awards in 2021. Recommended for ages 12+.
Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory! A world where mysterious Bohemians rub elbows with the lavish aristocrats and revel in electrifying enchantment. Pop the champagne and prepare for the spectacular, spectacular! Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza, and updated with tunes like “Single Ladies” and “Firework” alongside the big hit “Lady Marmalade,”. A theatrical celebration of truth, beauty, freedom and, above all, love. Moulin Rouge! is more than a musical; it is a state of mind.
“Euphoric. Gasp-inspiring. Forbidden pleasures abound in this spectacular musical. In Moulin Rouge, life is beautiful” – The Ney York Times.
“The Jukebox Musical to end all jukebox musicals. It’s hard to imagine how it can be topped.” – Time Out New York.
“A fabulous new musical. The high begins the instant you walk into the theatre.” – New York Post.
“Eye-popping spectacle and off-the-charts energy.” – The Hollywood Reporter.
The show about the goings-on in a turn-of-the-century Parisian nightclub, set in the Montmartre Quarter of Paris, France, during the Belle Epoque at the turn of the 20th century. The musical relates the story of Christian, a young composer, who falls in love with cabaret actress Satine, who is the shining, young star of the Moulin Rouge! Owned by the rapacious Harold Zidler, who is in financial hot water and in danger of losing the club. Christian, and Satine meet and fall head over heels, but she has been promised by Zidler to the villainous Duke, who could give her the extravagant life she’s always dreamed of. Meanwhile, Christian and his pals Santiago, and Toulouse-Lautrec, are writing a show, bankrolled by the duke, that is meant to save the Moulin Rouge from going under. Then, of course, Satine has this persistent cough and . . . well, you know. The show must go on!
“If you like splash, Moulin Rouge! is the show for you. Even more than the Baz Luhrmann movie, on which the musical is loosely based, it can hold your wonderment without abate from start to finish. This is a show to make the young feel mature, and the old blissfully young again.” John Simon.
Winner of 10 Tony’s at the 2021 Tony Awards. The record is 12, won by, The Producers, in 2001. Moulin Rouge! The musical, won awards for scenic design, costume, lighting, sound design, orchestrations and a featured acting Tony for Broadway favorite Danny Burstein. In a surprise to no one, Aaron Tveit won the award for best leading actor, because he was the only nominee for the year.
The original movie showing by Baz Luhrmann has been completely re-built from the ground up by a fantastic team. Directed by Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers. With a book by Tony Award winner John Logan, music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Justin Levine, and choreography by Emmy Award nominee Sonya Tayeh. Together they grounded the characters by giving them more backstory and psychological depth, working with the actual Moulin Rouge to build the set and Catherine Zuber’s costumes are a magnificent work of art in their own, while holding true to the original, but still allowing the actors to sing and dance unrestricted.
In 2001 Baz and his creative partner, Catherine “CM” Martin, created one of the most revolutionary moments in cinema history, the Australian film, Moulin Rouge! In an instant the movie-musical was reborn, as our ears were immersed in a new style of mashing existing songs together to create new gems, whilst our eyes tried to keep up with the now-iconic flicks and zooms of Baz’s mind-blowing direction. Now, 20 years later, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is on tour across America! “Uncle Baz” and CM have been instrumental guides and supporters of the stage adaptation of their work.
The boldest change and in many ways the heart of the show is in the new songs, which give Moulin Rouge! The Musical its fresh emotional resonance and whip the crowd into a frenzy. Along with the familiar Bowie, Madonna, and Elton John tunes, expect to hear from the likes of Outkast, Sia, Beyoncé, Fun, Adele, and Lorde, to name but a few, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. Afterall there are more than 70 songs in the show! The gorgeously overwhelming set that greets you as soon as you enter the theatre, before even the curtain parts: There are hearts within hearts, chandeliers, the stage flanked by a windmill on one side and an elephant on the other. Then, out come the corset-clad boys and girls of the night, who come in all shapes, colors, and sizes!
Moulin Rouge The Musical Review
A high-kicking Broadway remix that is hard to resist. Moulin Rouge! The Musical review from Al Hirschfeld Theater, New York. Published in The Guardian
“A keg-stand when the keg is filled with absinthe, a banquet of drug-laced truffles, a riot, a wallow, a leg show and an all-time greatest hits radio countdown run amok – Moulin Rouge has arrived on Broadway. Will the club stage Christian’s musical? Will Satine escape the duke’s sexy, sexy wrath? Will all of that arterial blood come out in the wash? Hey, are they playing Rihanna? What audiences apparently want is dazzle and excitement and pyrotechnics and trapezes and sword-swallowing and equal-opportunity lechery and Catherine Zuber’s sensuous costumes and Derek Mclane’s glitzy set and Sonya Tayeh’s playful, libidinous, clever choreography and a chorus belting out Bad Romance and Chandelier and Crazy (did they really have to keep Roxanne?) and a giant blue elephant that plays merry hell with a bunch of the sightlines. Can Moulin Rouge deliver? Yes it can-can. Look, it is lifting its skirts to show you.
An adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 movie, apparently so beloved that at a recent performance about a third of the audience seemed to be cosplaying its characters, the musical is a high-sheen gloss on the Camille story, in which a courtesan with 14-karat heart is maybe kind of redeemed by the love of a good man and then expires tragically, because of consumption and sin.”