Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a jukebox musical with a book by John Logan. The musical is based on the 2001 film Moulin Rouge! directed by Baz Luhrmann and written by Luhrmann and Craig Pearce.
Moulin Rouge! is set in the Montmartre Quarter of Paris, France, during the Belle Epoque at the turn of the 20th century. The musical tells the story of Christian, a young composer, who falls in love with Satine, the star of the Moulin Rouge. Similar to the movie, the musical’s score weaves together original songs with popular music, and includes songs that have been written in the 17 years since the film was released.
The musical premiered on July 10, 2018 at the Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston. Moulin Rouge! opened on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, with previews starting on June 28, 2019 and officially opening on July 25, 2019.