Moulin Rouge! the musical directed by Alex Timbers, and music supervision by Justin Levine. Based on Baz Luhrmann‘s 2001 film follows the story of a young writer named Christian. Christian falls in love with the star courtesan of the Moulin Rouge, Satine. Moulin Rouge is set in the Montmartre Quarter of Paris, France at the turn of the 20th century. Moulin Rouge on Broadway features a mix of contemporary pop songs and standards from various eras, as well as original songs written specifically for the production.