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Moulin Rouge! The Musical on Broadway Information

Escape into the romantic, glamorous world of Moulin Rouge! The Musical on Broadway, based on the beloved 2001 movie by Baz Luhrmann. Get Moulin Rouge! The Musical tickets today.

Before Moulin Rouge! The Musical came to be, the love story of a writer and a showgirl captivated fans on screen. The Moulin Rouge! movie grossed over $179 million worldwide and earned Catherine Martin two Oscars (for Best Costume Design and Best Production Design) at the 74th Academy Awards, where it received a further six nominations, including Best Picture. The movie musical starred Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, and Jim Broadbent, along with John Leguizamo and Richard Roxburgh.

The original Moulin Rouge! The Musical Broadway company was led by Tony Award winner Aaron Tveit as Christian and Tony nominee Karen Olivo as Satine. Danny Burstein took home his first Tony Award, after six previous nominations, for playing the Moulin Rouge's emcee, Harold Zidler. They all originated their roles at the pre-Broadway world premiere engagement of Moulin Rouge! The Musical at Boston's Emerson Colonial Theatre in 2018.

What is Moulin Rouge on Broadway about?

Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a love story about Christian, an American writer looking for inspiration in Paris, and Satine, a star showgirl and courtesan, within the Moulin Rouge nightclub. As Satine has been promised to the wealthy Duke, who promises to save her and the club from bankruptcy, her and Christian's romance blossoms in secret behind the scenes — but is love enough?

Is Moulin Rouge a jukebox musical?

Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a jukebox musical. Like the movie, which featured versions of existing pop songs like "Lady Marmalade," "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," "Roxanne," and "Your Song," Moulin Rouge! on Broadway also has a pop score. The show brings "some of the most beloved popular music of the last 50 years to the stage," including all the aforementioned fan-favorite songs from the movie. There are also dozens more chart-toppers from Tina Turner, The Rolling Stones, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and many more, plus the movie's one original song, "Come What May."

How long is Moulin Rouge on Broadway?

Moulin Rouge! The Musical on Broadway runs 2 hours and 35 minutes with an intermission.

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(Photos by Matthew Murphy)

Set in the Montmartre Quarter of Paris, France at the turn of the century, a world of indulgent beauty and unparalleled extravagance, of bohemians and aristocrats, of boulevardiers and mademoiselles, Moulin Rouge! The Musical tells the fictional story of an ambitious, lovesick writer, Christian, and a dazzling, entrancing chanteuse, Satine. Their lives collide at the Moulin Rouge with its many characters including the host of the Moulin Rouge, Harold Zidler; the brilliant and starving artist Toulouse-Lautrec; the greatest tango dancer - and gigolo - in all of Paris, Santiago; the tempting Nini; and The Duke of Monroth, the wealthy and entitled patron of the club who thinks he can buy anything he wants, including love.


Run time

2hr 45min (incl. intermission)

Opening date

June 28th, 2019



Booking from

September 24th, 2021

Booking until

February 28th, 2023

Previews from

June 28th, 2019


Al Hirschfeld Theatre



Cast and creative

By: Book by John Logan, based on the 2001 Twentieth Century Fox Motion Picture by Baz Luhrmann
Director: Alex Timbers
Producer: Carmen Pavlovic for Global Creatures and Bill Damaschke
Cast list: Derek Klena (as Christian), Ashley Loren (as Satine), Eric Anderson (as Harold Zidler), Sahr Ngaujah (as Toulouse-Lautrec), Declan Bennett (as The Duke), Caleb Marshall-Villarreal (as Santiago), Jessica Lee Goldyn (as Nini)
Design: Derek McLane
Lighting: Justin Townsend
Costume: Catherine Zuber
Choreography: Sonya Tayeh
Sound: Peter Hylenski
Other info: Music Supervision, Orchestrations & Arrangements by Justin Levine, Music Production by Matt Stine, Make-up
Design: by Sarah Cimino, and Wig & Hair
Design: by David Brian Brown

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