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Moulin Rouge! The Musical

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Closed August 19, 2018

If we must have jukebox musicals, I only wish they were all as vivacious and utterly exhilarating as this

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Why See Moulin Rouge! The Musical?

My Gift Is My Song, and this one's for you!

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 this epic tale has been transformed into a spellbinding and captivating stage musical! Starring Aaron Tviet, who stole the hearts of the globe as Enjolras in the 2012 epic motion picture of Les Miserables, and Hamilton's Karen Olivo.

As one of the most beloved movies of the 21st century, Moulin Rouge continues to capture the hearts of audiences across the world. Its tragic love story and monumental score made for an epic tale and will now be transformed from visually stimulating movie into a spellbinding and captivating stage musical.

Due to the wonderment that surround this cult classic its no wonder that director Alex Timbers was keen to take up the torch of stage adaptation talks (previously dormant) and light it once more. It's now been announced that Moulin Rouge! The Musical will head to Boston for its pre-Broadway try-out and in doing so signals the re-opening of Boston's prestigious Colonial Theatre.

What is Moulin Rouge 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: 27 June 2018

Opening night: 10 July 2018

Cast and Creative


Aaron Tveit as Christian
Karen Olivo as Satine
Danny Burstein as Harold Zidler
Sahr Ngaujah as Tolouse-Lautrec
Tam Mutu as the Duke of Monroth
Ricky Rojas as Santigo
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

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CC: “Brilliant”

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