Greyhound buses are the most reliable and convenient for shows since it drops off at Port Authority on 42nd and 8th. If you wanna splurge on a bus to midtown, there's the Limoliner that drops off/leaves from Midtown Hilton on 53rd. It's cheaper than most amtrak routes and they provide meals/drinks. Buses are the worst for travel during long weekends/holidays though, esp. thanksgiving. Unless you take the odd hour bus schedules, prepared to be in the bus for 5-6 hours.
Finally got to see this show this past weekend after seeing it in Boston. Thought it was in great shape and found that I enjoyed it more over-all now on Broadway. Also felt like Olivo/Tveit played off each other better than they did in Boston. Brought my family who hadn't seen it before and they also has a blast.
Just to add my two cents, they also ask smart watches to be put in the Yondr pouches but the person who handed me my pouch didn't check until I mentioned it. So for what it's worth, they're not strictly enforcing but it is nice that everyone was present for and enjoying the performance. (although can't say the same about the lady who sat next to me and complained the entire time how the whole improv was planted but to each their own!)
I thought the album was a tad overproduced? Tried to go a little bit of everything and comes out a bit too much for my liking. I enjoyed the vocals better live, Tveit in particular sounds better live than in this recording. I'm still not a fan of Firework on the show but Olivo knocks that out of the park so I can't hate it as much.
But I agree, this is good music to listen to while at the gym.
camncal said: "I really hope they make Christian walk down the aisle in the finale like the movie, i don't know why that was not done. this is one of the biggest moments i was looking forward to, but nope."
If I remember correctly, they actually did this in the very first preview in Boston but it was eventually removed when I saw it later in the run.
And I also agree that Firework needs to go. I hope they make enough changes to the book. Still looking forw
dramamama611 said: "Has anyone here seen this from the BALCONY? I'm considering going back again, but don't want to spend too much $. Thoughts appreciated! "
Saw this from the side balcony row C but near center aisle. Actually liked the view better than from when I first saw it from side orchestra. It was surprisingly not as far from the stage as I thought they would be so that you could still see the actors' facial expressions. If you can, get seats
So I got to see this show again last night after seeing the first preview. I still very much enjoyed it and I welcomed the minor changes (I didn't think there were any drastic changes tbh). I really liked that they added the dialogue making Come What May their secret song and was used very briefly by Satine in the end before she goes back to Your Song. Although I wish they'd get rid of the Come What May lyrics during the Elephant Love Medley because that still does not make any sense
Dramamama611 is correct. Stagedoor is at Allen's Alley (if you want to map it) which is essentially the alley shared by the Colonial and the Cutler Majestic Theater. It's just around the construction on the corner of Boylston and Tremont Streets.
Is there such as thing as being "too woke"? Because that's honestly how I felt watching this. It had everything yet felt very very half-baked. Needs to hone in on a specific plot and get focused before Broadway.
I didn't get a chance to ask on my way out of work because of the crazy rains but the ArtsBoston booth at Faneuil Hall had a sign that said "ask about Moulin Rouge DISCOUNTED tickets". So that might be a budget-friendly option and I know the booths (there is also one in Copley Sq) sell discounted tickets day of show.
millie_dillmount said: " Also, now apparently you can order drinks via an app and someone will deliver it to your seat pre-show or during intermission. I haven't been to the theater much lately - is this the new norm?"
I think this is a norm for ATG theaters as Cursed Child also does the same at the Lyric Theater in NYC. And the Colonial is under ATG.
Part of my problem with Christian's character in this stage version is I feel his character takes the backseat somewhat? Apart from having to share Satine with the Duke from the get-go, he also loses his charm as the bohemian writer embodying those ideals since that part is largely given to Toulouse on stage. They only address his writing songs for the show during one piece of narrative with him holding sheet music as a prop. Christian didn't truly come alive for me until he goes mad
Miles2Go2 said: "Just curious. For those who’ve seen this and other recent blozckbuster-film-to-stage adaptations, how would you rank this in comparison to Mean Girls and Frozen?"
I'm still planning on seeing Mean Girls, but Moulin Rouge is many levels above Frozen. I thought Frozen was a very lazy film-to-stage adaptation and even the new elements brought nothing to the show. At least the new additions in Moulin Rouge left me very entertained. I'm stil
Elizabeth Moore said: "As someone who was physically there I think the problem the op is referring to is that we didn't see the lovers reconnect at this pivotal moment -a pinnacle of their love. Instead, she was panicked that he was about to kill himself and seemed to be acting only to save him, not because she had any hope they'd be together. It is established that she expects to die on stage, she knows she is at the end before the performance even begins. The love story par