Running since: April, 1996 The Pulitzer Prize winning rock adaptation of Puccini's La Boheme set in the grungy corners of New York City. Closes 9/7/2008 - see Final Perf Lottery info below
The Broadway production of Rent closed September 07, 2008. For current Broadway show listings and tickets, please click here.
Christmas, the Lower East Side. A filmmaker tries to get over his lesbian ex-girlfriend. His roommate's girlfriend has committed suicide after learning she has AIDS. Outside, a transsexual named Angel rescues a fellow named Tom Collins after a mugging, and upstairs, Mimi, an S&M dancer, is shivering in the cold. Puccini meets Manhattan.
The show started off at the New York Theater Workshop in the East Village, and created an immediate sensation - the combination of the quality of the production and the untimely and tragic death of its young creator, Jonathan Larson, created an energy that launched it into the theatrical stratosphere.
Final Perf Lottery: The producers have made available a limited number of $20 same-day tickets for the final performance. Lottery names will begin to be taken at 11am and the lottery will be drawn at noon. There will be 32 seats available. Tickets will be paid for in cash at the box office at noon and picked up prior to the show with proper ID.
(The theatre has been retrofitted to resemble a Lower East Side dive, so those looking for all the gilty pleasures of a Broadway theatre should adjust their expectations.)
No children under the age of 4 will be admitted. Not recommended for children under 14. Everyone is required to have a ticket.
Cast News: Original cast members Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp have left the show.
Tony 1996: Best Musical; Featured Actor - Musical (Wilson Jermaine Heredia); Book (Jonathan Larson); Original Musical Score (Jonathan Larson) *** Drama Desk 1996: Outstanding Musical; Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical (Wilson Jermaine Heredia)
June 29, 2008
i love the music. however the performance did not live up to my expectations. the actors had great voices however they seemed to lack expressions. also the lighting could have emphasized the main characters more when they are doing solos
June 17, 2008
We loved the production! I took my 71 year old mother and 16 year old daughter and friends. The girls chose the show and were very impressed with the actors. My mom would not have chosen this production, a bit loud for her. The actors and band are wonderful and full of very high energy. Our seats were in the lower Mezz but still nice seats, although the theater is a bit run down.
June 1, 2008
loved it great seats even in the back mezzanine