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Rent

by Jonathan Larson

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Jonathan Larson’s musical, loosely based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera “La Bohème,” won the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical and the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.


Story:

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, friends in Manhattan’s East Village struggle to build the lives of their dreams. Pennilessness, drug abuse, HIV/AIDS, social tension, and political unrest, among other hardships, challenge the group physically and emotionally. Facing the problems head on, they make personal self-discoveries and find what really matters most in life.


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Composer

Composer, Lyricist and Librettist
Jonathan Larson



  • Premiere
  • 2005 Film
  • 2008 TV

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Nederlander Theatre
Opening Night
Apr 29, 1996
Total Performances
5,123
Original Cast
Taye Diggs, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Jesse L. Martin, Idina Menzel, Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Fredi Walker
Director
Micael Greif
Choreographer
Marlies Yearby
Producer
Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon and New York Theatre Workshop
Orchestrations
Steve Skinner
Scenic Design
Paul Clay
Costume Design
Angel Wendt
Lighting Design
Blake Burba
Sound Design
Kurt Fischer

2005 Film Version

Movie Name
Rent
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Chris Columbus
Screenplay
Stephen Chbosky
Starring
Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Rosario Dawson, Jesse L. Martin, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Idina Menzel, Tracie Thoms, Taye Diggs

2008 TV Version

Movie Name
Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway
Type
Filmed Live on Stage
Director
Michael John Warren
Starring
Will Chase, Adam Kantor, Michael McElroy, Rodney Hicks, Tracie Thoms, Justin Johnston, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Eden Espinosa




CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
Broadway Revival Cast Album Highlights

CD
Motion Picture Soundtrack


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Videos

DVD
Filmed Live Version DVD

Blu-Ray
Filmed Live Version Blu-Ray

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD

Blu-Ray
Original Hollywood Version Blu-Ray


Books

Book
Book and Lyrics

Book
Souvenir Book

Book
Without You: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and the Musical Rent


Other

Merchandise




1996 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Wilson Jermaine Heredia
Best Actor in a Musical - Adam Pascal
Best Actress in a Musical - Daphne Rubin-Vega
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Idina Menzel
Best Lighting Design
Best Choreography
Best Direction of a Musical

1996 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Book
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Wilson Jermaine Heredia
Outstanding Orchestrations
Outstanding Lyrics
Outstanding Music
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Adam Pascal
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Daphne Rubin-Vega
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Costume Design

1996 Theatre World Award Nominations

Adam Pascal
Daphne Rubin-Vega

1996 Pulitzer Prize Award Nominations

Pulitzer Prize for Drama

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