Review: “Moulin Rouge!” Is a Spectacular Spectacular

Before saying anything about the new “Moulin Rouge!” musical, I must first address the elephant in the room, or should I say elephants, since there are two: both a literal giant elephant in one of the balcony boxes of the newly-renovated Al Hirschfield Theatre and a metaphorical elephant, the musical’s beloved source material, Baz Luhrmann’s iconic 2001 film. Although many adoring fans take the film…

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Christian Lewis

Christian Lewis

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Theater Critic. Vassar College alum, current PhD candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center.