Welcome to the spectacular spectacular! The Moulin Rouge! The Musical! Welcome to a world of glitz and glamour, fantastic splendor and magical romance, of eye-popping excess, of grandeur and glory! A world where Bohemians and Aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Pop the champagne, pour absinth over sugar, and prepare for the spectacular spectacular… The Moulin Rouge live at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre! Come one and all for this is a show unlike any other, this is the show of shows! With over 70 hit songs you’ll be singing and dancing in the isles!
Moulin Rouge – The Musical Tickets:
“It’s as if you’ve walked into the Moulin Rouge itself!”
Based on the movie of the same name, the story is very much the same as the film’s although the love triangle is a lot more complicated on stage. Satine, played by Karen Olivio, is the star attraction at the Moulin Rouge, owned by the rapacious Harold Zidler played by Danny Burstein, who is in financial hot water and in danger of losing the club. Christian, played by Aaron Tviet, and Satine meet and fall head over heels, but she has been promised by Zidler to the villainous Duke, played by Tam Mutu, who can give her the bejeweled life she’s always dreamed of, forcing her to choose between that and true love. Meanwhile, Christian and his pals Santiago, played by Ricky Rojas, and Toulouse-Lautrec, played by Sahr Ngaujah, 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 story is still the same telling of a tragic love story straight out of verismo opera with the Orpheus legend—a young poet and musician travels to the underworld in search of his dead love, Eurydice, and is reunited with her only to lose her again, emerging forever changed—as its mythical underpinning.
But the boldest change and in many ways the heart of the show is in the new songs, which give Moulin Rouge! 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 remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza, to name but a few. Afterall there are more than 70 songs in the show. A theatrical celebration of truth, beauty, freedom and love, Moulin Rouge! is more than a musical; it is a state of mind. The gorgeously overwhelming set (by the Emmy and Tony Award winning Derek McLane) that greets you: 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 colors, shapes, and sizes!
“Moulin Rouge! The Musical is in a league of originality and creativity all of its own” – New York Theatre Guide.
Directed by Alex Timbers whose work includes Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Here Lies Love, and, most recently, Beetlejuice, was born to reinvent The Moulin Rouge! While the musical is still a period piece set in fin de siècle Paris, many of the themes, truth, beauty, freedom and love, play differently and perhaps resonate more deeply in 2019. “Moulin Rouge! is such an immersive experience when you watch it in the movie theater, and I wanted to see how we can convey that in a theater setting itself, When you dig into world creation you have to create your own rules and consistencies no matter how stylized it is. There has to be a rigor about what you’re pursuing,” – says Timbers. Explaining that the show opens at the club, rather than incorporating the film’s prologue. The original movie showing by Baz Luhrmann was completely re-built from the ground up by the fantastic team of Alex Timbers, Director, book writer John Logan, choreographer Sonya Tayeh, set designer Derek McLane, costume designer Catherine Zuber and a musical crew headed by Justin Levine. Working 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 still allow the actors to sing and dance unrestricted.
Moulin Rouge Reviews
“In a crowded Broadway market place, Moulin Rouge is a show that has it all: it’s not just 70 songs that are rolled into one show, but also a canvas of spectacle and emotion that isn’t just a floorshow but left me floored with its sublime artistry.”
Mark Shenton, The New York Theatre Guide.
“If we weren’t doing it, we would show up to see it and be like, ‘Don’t ruin this movie! No one wants it to be anything other than to make everyone’s dreams come true.”
says Olivo, sitting backstage with Tveit in her dressing room at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.