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REVIEW: “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”—opulent and empty

Director Alex Timbers’ stage adaption of “Moulin Rouge!” is visually and aurally opulent, boasting a lavish production design of the utmost scale and expense; however, the story itself gets short shrift.  Emotionally inert between dazzling musical numbers, the whole musical ends up lacking the depth and intensity necessary to properly anchor all its glitz, and is ultimately less rewarding, enjoyable, and theatrical than the 2001 film it takes as its basis.

MCC's "School Girls" returning this fall; pre-Broadway "Moulin Rouge! The Musical" announces cast; "Anastasia" faces copyright lawsuit; Broadway community to stage benefit concert for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Victims' Fund; Lucille Lortel Award nominees and Olivier Award winners