Lights of Broadway: Moulin Rouge!




Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Synopsis: 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, and a dazzling, entrancing chanteuse, Satine. Their lives collide at the Moulin Rouge with its many characters, including the host Harold Zidler, the brilliant and starving artist Toulouse-Lautrec, the greatest tango dancerand gigoloin 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.


Review:

“The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return!” One of the most poignant lines from Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 film “Moulin Rouge!” is brought to life and reimagined for the Broadway stage. The story of the Moulin Rouge is a tragedy and a great romance. Satine, the headliner of the Moulin Rouge (portrayed by Ashley Loren), is promised to the Duke of Montroth (portrayed by Declan Paul). However, due to a mix-up at the introduction, falls for the newest bohemian on the Paris scene, Christian (portrayed by Derek Kleena), a struggling artist there to present his music in hopes that the moulin rouge will put it on. As the two begin their torrid affair while Satine begins her romance with the Duke to keep the club afloat, Satine’s health begins to decline. Lending to the struggle of while she chooses love or comfort, and can she survive with the choice she made.