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Moulin Rouge! The Musical

First Preview: Jun 28, 2019

Opening Date: Jul 25, 2019

Open run

Running Time: 02:35

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Playing @

Al Hirschfeld Theatre

302 West 45th Street New York City, NY 10036

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Pop the champagne, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is the winner of 10 Tony Awards® — including Best Musical!

Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Welcome to Moulin Rouge! The Musical! Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. Directed by Tony Award winner Alex Timbers, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a theatrical celebration of Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and — above all — Love. With a book by Tony Award winner John Logan; music supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements by Tony Award winner Justin Levine; and choreography by Tony Award winner Sonya Tayeh, Moulin Rouge! is more than a musical — it is a state of mind.
Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 13

Show Notes

Show Notes: 1 Intermission

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COVID-19 Safety Information

Masks are optional but encouraged.

Performance Schedule:

SUNDAY @ 5 PM beginning March 12

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Full-price tickets

$66 - $349

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Quotation Mark

The Broadway exclamation point — once a marquee staple, later an overused joke — makes a roaring comeback with “Moulin Rouge!” This new musical, based on the Baz Luhrmann movie set in and around the fabled Parisian nightclub of the title, certainly earns its breathless punctuation mark. How eager is this show to dazzle and daze us into submission? Well, consider that the confetti gun, usually used to send the audience home in a festive mood, comes out near the top of the first act, spraying silver and gold paper out into the audience. (Fear not, if you find yourself disappointingly unbedazzled: It’s brought out later for an encore.) 

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Once the Insta-orgy dies down, director Alex Timbers (late of Beetlejuice) draws us into the action instantly with the irresistible French-tinged anthem “Lady Marmalade.” If you’re a fan of Luhrmann’s movie, you’ll surely recall the chart-topping soundtrack cover by Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, and Pink. If you don’t know the film, you might remember Patti LaBelle singing the original disco-funk version and the then-controversial lyric “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir.” This is our welcome to the Moulin Rouge: It’s where “sparkling diamond” Satine descends from the ceiling to perform; it’s where Christian first glimpses and falls desperately in love with her; it’s where the Duke of Monroth (Tam Mutu) decides he must possess her; it’s where painter Toulouse-Lautrec (Sahr Ngaujah), Christian, and tango dancer Santiago (Ricky Rojas) plan to produce their Bohemian Rhapsody. And it’s all presided over by ringmaster/emcee Harold Zidler (six-time Tony nominee and character actor extraordinaire Danny Burstein): “Welcome, you gorgeous collection of reprobates and rascals, artistes and arrivistes, soubrettes and sodomites,” he proclaims with a deliciously lewd grin.

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Baz Luhrmann's playfully postmodern riff on the Hollywood movie musical set in fin de siècle Paris gets amped up for the stage, with Karen Olivo and Aaron Tveit stepping into roles played onscreen by Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor. Moulin Rouge! was Baz Luhrmann at his most brashly baroque, a shameless pop-cultural magpie molding equal parts kitsch, cool and cliché into a rhapsodic dream. The giddy 2001 screen collision of soaring romance and dazzling artifice helped resuscitate the movie musical. Stage director Alex Timbers and the creative team on this delirious theatrical reinvention take those Luhrmann impulses and run with them, crafting a gaudy and gorgeous jukebox pastiche in which eye-popping spectacle, off-the-charts energy and almost non-stop musical mashups provide the plush padding for a featherweight plot.

The show is A LOT, in every sense, both intoxicating and exhausting in its unrelenting visual and sonic assault. But it virtually defies you not to be entertained.

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Directions Bus

Six buses stop near the theatre. Take the M42, M10, M20, M27, M104, or M16.


There is a unisex, wheelchair accessible restroom located House Left, under the stair well. There is a men's restroom located on the Mezzanine level, up 20 steps. A ladies' restroom is located on the lower lounge, down 18 steps.

Directions Subway

Eleven trains stop near the theatre. Take the 1, 2, 3, 7, S, A, C, E, N, R or Q to 42nd St/Times Square then walk north to 45th Street and west to theatre.


This theatre seats 1302 people. Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating location. The Mezzanine is located on the second level; up 20 steps. Please Note: On the Mezzanine level, there are approximately 2 steps up/down per row. Entrance to the Mezzanine is behind row D with 28 additional steps to the remainder of the Mezzanine.


There are no steps into the theatre from the sidewalk. Please be advised that where there are steps either into or within the theatre we are unable to provide assistance.

Assisted Listening System

I-Caption devices for the deaf, audio induction neck loops for those who have a "T" switch on their hearing aid or cochlear implant, and infrared headsets to enhance sound and dialogue. If an assistive device would help you enjoy the show, please visit the headset booth in the lobby corridor. There is no charge, but a valid photo ID is required as a deposit.

Wheelchair Info

Wheelchair seating available in orchestra only. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating locations. Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible. Six (6) wheelchair locations are available at every performance.


There is no elevator or escalator available at this theatre.

Visual Assistance

Low vision seating is regularly available in the 3rd row, center section.D-Scriptive devices for the blind. If an assistive device would help you enjoy the show, please visit the headset booth in the lobby corridor. There is no charge, but a valid photo ID is required as a deposit.

Folding Armrests

Removable armrests are available on six (6) chairs in the theatre.


None on premises

Water Fountain

Water fountains are located in the Mezzanine, the Ladies' Lounge, and the Rear Orchestra. There are no stairs to the water fountain in the rear orchestra.

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