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 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
Al Hirschfeld Theatre
New York, NY 10036
- Aaron Tveit
- Karen Olivo
- Harold Zidler
- Danny Burstein
- Sahr Ngaujah
- The Duke
- Tam Mutu
- Alex Timbers
- Sonya Tayeh
- John Logan
- Set Designer
- Derek McLane