Moulin Rouge Broadway Review
Photo Credit: Jenna Guidi
It’s a spectacular spectacular with all the confetti you could dream of, superb performances, a gorgeously talented diverse cast, an out-of-this-world stunning set, and the kind of theatrical appearance the world dreams of. Moulin Rouge is one of the most memorable films of its time, and this pre-Broadway production in Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre is an immense treat for its generation. It’s bound to be an award-winning hit you won’t want to miss. Colossal passion all around and heart wrenching emotions that’ll leave you thinking through the night — poignant, exquisitely captivating, and profoundly enduring. It’s worth every penny and more.
The only remaining dilemma now is where is the soundtrack because we need it like we need air! Just wait until you hear it all — Oh my goodness. (Insert Michael Scott gif of “where are the turtles!?) I mean, honestly though, have you all heard Aaron Tveit’s preview of “Come What May“? Because if you haven’t, get on this stat, and now imagine how amazing the rest of the production is. Just imagine.
A character is only as good as the actor/actress who breathes life into them. The actor or actress who puts their blood, sweat, and tears into ensuring that we’re able to understand the deeper nuances, which make the character special. And these 10 performers weren’t difficult to single out this year as they made each of their characters unbelievably relatable, complex, and beautifully evocative.
(A special PSA, you will not see any performers, specifically Elizabeth Moss from The Handmaid’s Tale on this list because while I thought she was unbelievable, and definitely one of the strongest of the year, I couldn’t finish the show to properly write for it. And it’s because of the groundbreaking performances on that show that makes The Handmaid’s Tale too difficult for me personally to stomach. It makes it too real.) But do not fret, Heather over at TV Examined had a lot of amazing things to say.
Also, be sure to check out our Series of the Year | Stranger Things article, as the number one performances, characters, relationships, and moments are all featured there. Essentially, they deserved their own special tribute.
| April 4-23 |
Finales can be the best times or the worst — there is no in between. But this year, so far they’ve been solid giving us all the feels possible while leaving us enamored and amazed all night. With Big Little Lies, When Calls the Heart, and New Girl wrapping up for the season, we’ve got a lot to say.