Moulin Rouge Summary

  • Moulin Rouge is 2 Hours 30 Minutes long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: June 28, 2019
  • Opens July 25, 2019
  • Show Closes: Open ended

Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary 2001 film of the same name, comes to life on the Broadway stage and depicts a young English poet who falls in love with a beautiful courtesan

Moulin Rouge on Broadway Background

The Broadway stage version of Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary 2001 film comes to the Great White Way at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on June 28, 2018. Although the show is depicted as a "jukebox musical" as it does not have any original songs, the show still feels quite original in nature and the mash-up version of the music feel fresh and new.

The three leads in the show have a bevy of Broadway experience among them including West Side Story, Catch Me If You Can, In the Heights, Rent, Brooklyn the Musical, Next to Normal, Wicked and Hair­spray

The movie was nominated for eight Academy Awards at the March 24, 2002 Oscars but only won for the somewhat paltry costume design and art direction, due to the fierce competition that year with some other amazing films. Along with the original songs, some newer songs have also been brought in to beef up the show, that may be the beneficiary of many Tony Award nominations.

What’s Moulin Rouge Like?

Set in 1900's Paris, The Moulin Rouge is a popular cabaret and a young English poet falls in love with a beautiful courtesan, who is also the star of the show.
The show is an upbeat musical with comedic interludes and a serious subject matter of impending death, a common ailment back in 1900's Paris when Tuberculous was still called consumption. The show is a beautiful creation, but set in a very dark time, that will resonate with the audiences.

The show will have cabaret seating available on stage and the whole theatre has been designed to feel that the audience is actually in the original Moulin Rouge in Paris, evoking the glamour of the period.

Is Moulin Rouge Good for Kids?

Despite being an upbeat show, Moulin Rouge may not be appropriate for children under 12 years old due to its adult themes of sex, murder and corruption

Theatre Information

Al Hirschfeld Theatre

302 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
Seats: 1,437
Entrance: 45th Street, between 8th and 9th Ave
Theatre Information

Al Hirschfeld Theatre Seating Chart

Cast Members

Aaron Tveit
Karen Olivo
Harold Zidler
Danny Burstein
Sahr Ngaujah
The Duke
Tam Mutu

Production Credits

Alex Timbers
Sonya Tayeh

Creative Team

John Logan
Set Designer
Derek McLane