Rent Indianapolis Tickets
Rent tour dates
Fans of the musical Rent in Indianapolis are in luck as the United States tour of the show comes to Emens Auditorium on the campus of Ball State University. The musical is a modernized version of Puccini's opera, La Boheme. The story in Rent revolves around artists struggling to survive in the East Village in New York City in the 80s � some with HIV/AIDS. With StubHub, it's easy to get Rent tickets.
Jonathan Larson wrote the book, the music, and the story for Rent, an amazing feat considering its success on Broadway. The first inklings of the musical were seen in the early 90s at the New York Theater Workshop. Coincidentally, the same theater would be the musical show's home when it made its off-Broadway debut in 1996. Sadly, Larson died the night before the musical was set to premiere of heart failure due to undiagnosed Marfan syndrome.
It is sad that Larson never got to see his crowning work performed because it was a quick success and is still performed in theaters around the world years later. The music is also performed by choirs all over because of the massive popularity of the songs. Within a few months of its off-Broadway debut, the musical was forced to debut on Broadway because of demand.
The Broadway show opened at the Nederlander Theater in April of 1996. Before that, the theater was not in use, so the opening was sort of a revival. Upon its release, Rent was very popular with younger crowds.
Rent notable awards
In 1996, Rent brought home an armful of awards. This includes Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score and Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical. It also brought home various Drama Desk Awards and was even nominated for a Pulitzer. In addition, the cast album was nominated for a Grammy.
Rent biggest hits
The biggest hit song from the show is definitely "Seasons of Love." It charted at No. 33 on the Billboard U.S. Hot 100 chart. Other well-known songs from a musical include "Today 4 U," "Tango: Maureen" and "Light My Candle."
Similar to Rent
If you enjoyed the Rent tour and want to see another show like it, consider getting tickets to Avenue Q a puppet-based popular musical that addresses somewhat taboo topics. The original Broadway production won the 2004 Tony for Best Musical.
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