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Forbidden pleasures abound in this spectacular musical, starring a dazzling Karen Olivo as doomed Parisian chanteuse.

Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Why See Moulin Rouge! The Musical?

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Nominated for Best Musical Theater Album at the 62nd Grammy Awards!

One of the most beloved movies of the 21st century, Moulin Rouge captured the hearts of audiences across the world with its tragic love story and monumental score. Now, following a delightful world premiere in Boston, this spellbinding and captivating stage musical has finally made its Broadway bow, with original stars Aaron Tviet and Karen Olivo reprising their roles as Christian and Satine.

Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge is cemented into the world-wide cannon of iconic movies in history. With a glittering cast featuring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor, and a set which would astound the most cynical viewer it's no wonder that Moulin Rouge went on to be one of the most award-nominated movies of all time. When released in the early 2000s Moulin Rouge was nominated for an outstanding 129 awards, winning two Academy Awards, three Golden Globes and one BAFTA. Moulin Rouge's success certainly cemented Luhrmann's stake as a global movie icon.

Due to its sparkling success, it's no wonder that director Alex Timbers was keen to take up the previous dormant torch of stage adaptation and light it once more. 

What's Moulin Rouge all about?

The year is 1900 and Christian, a young poet and talented writer has come to Paris to pursue a career and become a member of the Bohemian movement there. Christian ends up falling hopelessly in love with Satine, the star of the infamous Moulin Rouge, however, Satine has already been promised to the unscrupulous Duke. A love triangle ensues, as Christian and Satine try to stay together against all odds they are led down a dark and dangerous path but Satine is holding a terrible secret of her own...

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Previews from: 28 June 2019

Opening night: 25 July 2019



Run time

Two hours and 35 minutes with one intermission

Cast and Creative


Aaron Tveit as Christian
Karen Olivo as Satine
Austin Durant as Harold Zidler
Danny Burstein as Harold Zidler (on a break of six-weeks)
Sahr Ngaujah as Toulouse-Lautrec
Tam Mutu as The Duke
Ricky Rojas as Santiago
Robyn Hurder as Nini


Directed by Alex Timbers
Book by John Logan
Choreography by Sonya Tayeh
Based on the film by Baz Luhrmann
Music supervisor by Justin Levine
Music production by Matt Stine
Scenic design by Derek McLane
Costume design by Catherine Zuber
Lighting design by Justin Townsend
Sound design by Peter Hylenski
Wig and hair design by David Brian Brown


Grammy Awards 2020 - Nominations

Best Musical Theater Album

Tony Nominations 2020

Best Musical

Best Book of a Musical

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical - Karen Olivo

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical - Aaron Tveit

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical - Danny Burstein

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical - Sahr Ngaujah

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical - Robyn Hurder

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Best Sound Design of a Musical

Best Direction of a Musical

Best Choreography

Best Orchestrations

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Kate Mancini: “If you love the movie...”

We saw this in Boston this past summer and we were WOWED!!! It IS spectacular... more

Gary Garrett: “Broadway at its best”

Rarely do I leave the theater counting the days to see a show again but... more

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