Moulin Rouge

Musical

Writers: John Logan

Overview

Show Information

Book
Based on the Play/Book/Film
Moulin Rouge by Baz Luhrman
Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2
First Produced
2018
Genres
Drama, Romance, Jukebox/Revue
Settings
Spectacle
Time & Place
Paris, France, 1899
Cast Size
medium
Orchestra Size
Medium
Dancing
Heavy
Ideal for
Diverse Cast, Ensemble Cast, Large Cast, Professional Theatre, Star Vehicle Female, Star Vehicle Male
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes adult characters

Synopsis

Based on the 2001 film by Baz Luhrman, Moulin Rouge first came to the Broadway stage in 2019 in just as grand a fashion as the movie. The show follows Moulin Rouge star performer, Satine, and American man, Christian, as they navigate through a tumultuous love affair. The Moulin Rouge is going bankrupt and Harold Zeigler, the club’s owner, is willing to do whatever necessary to save his beloved show and the jobs of all involved. He sets Satine up with The Duke, a wealthy man looking for a woman to be his own. It is Harold’s hope that she is what will entice The Duke to put up the money to save the Moulin Rouge. Little did Harold know of The Dukes violent past when it came to his relationships. This puts a massive obstacle in between Christian and Satine. It leaves all wondering, “ Is it all worth it for love?” But, love always prevails, as following the Bohemian ideals of “truth”, “beauty”, “freedom”, and “love”. With a pop score from artists ranging from The Rolling Stones to Beyonce to David Bowie and more, Moulin Rouge is truly a spectacular, spectacular addition to the Broadway canon.

Lead Characters


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