Rent, the Musical
Since its1996 debut, Jonathan Larson’s musical, Rent, has been awarded four Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize! For almost 30 years, it has been enthralling audiences with its story of love, loss, and hope set against the backdrop of New York’s Lower East Side during the onslaught of the HIV/AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and 1990s. Loosely based on Puccini’s La Bohème, the show follows a group of impoverished artists and musicians as they navigate their way through a year of challenges and triumphs, all while trying to make a life for themselves in the city that never sleeps. Over its almost four-decade long run, Rent has been praised for its frank and honest portrayal of addiction, mental illness, and disease, as well as its hopeful message of love and acceptance. The musical has resonated with audiences all over the world, and although it is now widely recognized as a theatre classic, its popularity continues to grow. Rent reminds us all that the only way we should be measuring the seasons of our life, is in “Seasons of Love!”
Not recommended for audiences younger than 14.
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International