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Moulin Rouge! The Musical: The Story of the Broadway Spectacular

A glittering backstage pass to Moulin Rouge! The Musical and its journey to Broadway, with contributions from cast and crew, interviews with Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin, and a chronicle of its triumphant 2021 return.

An iconic Parisian club, a cinema masterpiece, and now a Broadway musical—the Moulin Rouge has been a tantalizing pop-culture phenomenon for over a century. The 2019 Broadway debut of Moulin Rouge! The Musical astounded theater critics.
Via a lush photo essay and oral history, the process of crafting Moulin Rouge! The Musical springs to life from early sketches, historical research, technical diagrams, and rehearsal photos. Theater writer David Cote gathers the cast and crew’s firsthand accounts of the excitement and challenges of creating a show that referenced as much as it reinvented the Broadway musical.
For lovers of musicals, fans of the movie, or anyone fascinated by the glamorous Belle Époque, this exquisitely realized book will seduce all—bohemian and aristocrat alike.

About The Author

Baz Luhrmann is an Australian filmmaker, writer, and producer known for his lavish productions and best known for Moulin Rouge!, Romeo + Juliet, and The Great Gatsby. David Cote has written popular companion books about the hit Broadway musicals Wicked, Jersey Boys, and Spring Awakening. Alex Timbers is the cocreator of Mozart in the Jungle and director of shows including Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Beetlejuice The Musical, and Oh, Hello on Broadway, among many others.


  • Publish Date: October 11, 2022
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Performing Arts - Theater - Broadway & Musicals
  • Publisher: Universe
  • Trim Size: 13-1/4 x 11-1/4
  • Pages: 184
  • US Price: $55.00
  • CDN Price: $75.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-7893-3902-7