Moulin Rouge! OTHER REVIEWS

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  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    August 5, 2018
    Closing:
    August 19, 2018

    Theater: Colonial Theatre / 106 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02116

    Synopsis: 

    Welcome bohemians and aristocrats, boulevardiers and madeamoiselles to the MOULIN ROUGE!, the highly anticipated, world-premiere musical based on Baz Luhrmann’s Academy Award®-winning film.

    Experience the sweeping grandeur of Paris’ most spectacular dance hall. Directed by Tony® nominee Alex Timbers, with a book by Tony® winner John Logan, music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Justin Levine, and choreography by Emmy® nominee Sonya Tayeh, the stage musical features many of the iconic songs from the movie and new hits released since its premiere.

    Set in 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 (Aaron Tveit), and a dazzling, entrancing chanteuse, Satine (Karen Olivo). Their lives collide at the Moulin Rouge with its many characters including the host of the Moulin Rouge, Harold Zidler (Danny Burstein), the brilliant and starving artist Toulouse-Lautrec (Sahr Ngaujah), the greatest tango dancer - and gigolo - in all of Paris, Santiago (Ricky Rojas), the tempting Nini (Robyn Hurder), and The Duke of Monroth (Tam Mutu), the wealthy and entitled patron of the club who thinks he can buy anything he wants, including love.

    Escape to a place of unparalleled extravagance at the MOULIN ROUGE!

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Moulin Rouge!

    Review: Hit Songs to Sin By in a Smashing ‘Moulin Rouge!’

    Ben Brantley

    August 6, 2018: BOSTON — The jukebox has exploded. Its pieces zoom through the air like candy-colored shrapnel, whizzing by before the memory can tag them and making the blandly familiar sound enticingly exotic. I’m talking about the recycled pop hits, mostly of a romantic stripe, that make up the seemingly infinite song list of “Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” at the Emerson Colonial Theater here. By the end of this smart, shameless and extravagantly entertaining production, adapted from Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 movie, you’ll think you’ve heard fragments of every Top 40 song of lust and longing that has been whispered, screamed or crooned into your ear during the past several decades. You may even believe that once upon a time you loved them all. Part of the genius of Mr. Luhrmann’s original version — which starred Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor as doomed lovers in a Bohemian, fin-de-siècle Paris — was that it put mainstream, latter-day radio songs into the context of a verismo costume opera like “La Traviata.” Not for nothing was Elton’s John’s “Your Song” the ballad most memorably shared by the film’s leading lovers.

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