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How was Moulin Rouge in Boston?

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How was Moulin Rouge in Boston?#1
Posted: 2/11/19 at 8:59pm

Will it get a tony nom for best musical ?
 

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How was Moulin Rouge in Boston?#2
Posted: 2/11/19 at 9:06pm
I loved it. Iím not sure it will get a nom for best musical but the choreo and actors are highly likely to get nods. The book is okay, the music is nothing new. But the performances are fantastic, by Aaron Tveit and Danny Butstein and Karen Olivo... curious to hear what others think. I sat in the front row and it was THRILLING.
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How was Moulin Rouge in Boston?#3
Posted: 2/11/19 at 11:15pm

All depends on the competition. There are many shows I can think of that were very high quality shows but lost to other high quality shows, and many where I go "Wow what happened that year" because the competition was so thin.

The general consensus was that the book needed work, some of the songs did not work (but that's unlikely to change) but the overall effect was pretty fantastic, particularly sets/costumes. Lots of spectacle. Some years that's enough, other years it's not. I am anticipating minimal changes for broadway.

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How was Moulin Rouge in Boston?#4
Posted: 2/11/19 at 11:25pm

Lifesmellsweird said: "I loved it. I’m not sure it will get a nom for best musical but the choreo and actors are highly likely to get nods. The book is okay, the music is nothing new. But the performances are fantastic, by Aaron Tveit and Danny Butstein and Karen Olivo... curious to hear what others think. I sat in the front row and it was THRILLING."

I did not see it, though I have three friends who have been involved in theater for 30 decades who saw it, as they were truly looking forward to this.  Their consensus (which I personally hold to a high standard): "The sets were breathtaking, the costumes were incredible , the rest of the musical: ehhh." They felt it had a long way to go with book, music and direction before it landed on Broadway. 

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How was Moulin Rouge in Boston?#5
Posted: 2/12/19 at 5:57am

^^ is accurate.  Great sets and costumes.  No story.  No chemistry among the stars. Danny is asked to sing songs he has no business singing.

 

If you loved the movie you'll love this.

 

If you didn't love the movie you'll just sit there shaking your head.

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How was Moulin Rouge in Boston?#6
Posted: 2/12/19 at 6:58am
I hope the book is strengthened a bit too. Overall the spectacle of this is worth seeing however. We don't know the competition yet but I fully expect this to be nominated for best musical, not sure it can win however.
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How was Moulin Rouge in Boston?#7
Posted: 2/12/19 at 7:09am

Wee Thomas2 said: "If you loved the movie you'll love this.

If you didn't love the movie you'll just sit there shaking your head.
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Th er re are gafs of people that loved the film and hated this,  and I'm living proof of the opposite hated the film and enjoyed this.

Btw...to the op....isn't igible fir this years Tonys anyway.  Any proof of it gettimg nominated is still 15 months away.

Also to the op...dont you get tired of coming up with new screen names?

If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
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How was Moulin Rouge in Boston?#8
Posted: 2/12/19 at 7:54am

I'm not the thread police - make all of the new threads you want! - but, as a point of information, there was extensive discussion of the Boston run here:

https://www.broadwayworld.com/board/readmessage.php?thread=1110761&page=1