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Rent Louisville Tickets
Rent Louisville TicketsRent was written by a previously unknown composer, Johnathan Larson, and premiered on Broadway in 1996. Larson used Rent as a way to delve into taboo topics such as homosexuality, HIV/AIDS, drug addiction and other societal issues. Rent addresses these issues in a way that truly resonated with audiences and evoked incredibly emotional responses as people were completely drawn into the story. Larson was able to write such an evocative story because it was about people he knew and loved who were dealing with the societal condemnation of homosexuality and who were dying of HIV/AIDS, often as a result of drug usage. Larson was a member of the bohemian population in New York in the '80s and early '90s, a time when many of these issues were coming to light. He was struck by the sheer number of people dying and no one seeming to even care. Larson was effective in telling his story as Rent has been wildly successful, winning four Tony Awards, six Drama Desk Awards, two Theatre World Awards and a Pulitzer Prize.
About Rent’s AuthorFor Johnathan Larson, musicals were a way to address the injustices he saw in society. Larson had created musicals since he was in high school, some of which his high school even performed. Larson wrote the lyrics for Presidential Politics, a satirical musical. He also wrote The Evils of Ronald Reagan's America. Larson wanted to turn 1984, the dystopian classic that was written by George Orwell, into a musical but could not gain rights to it. Rent was Larson’s breakout musical and caused him to become a renowned composer and lyricist. Unfortunately, he would never get to enjoy the success of Rent. Larson tragically passed away while the cast was doing their dress rehearsal for the debut off-Broadway performance. True to theater form, the show must go on, and it did go on. The cast honored their dear friend in an emotional showing. Rent has been performed over 5,000 times and turned into a movie since then.
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What is the plot of Rent?Rent centers around the premise that Mark Cohen is doing a documentary of the bohemian world he and his friends are a part of. As Cohen tapes his documentary, the audience gets to see various aspects of each person’s life and their struggles with relationships, drugs and the effects of HIV/AIDS. The group picks up new members as they battle capitalism and other societal issues plaguing them. They attend meetings for those with HIV/AIDS and show how it affects people emotionally and the fears they have. It also addresses that HIV/AIDS does not just affect gay men, an idea that was widely propagated at the time. Rent also highlights each character’s personal struggle with the legacy they are leaving in the world.
Who is a part of the Rent Louisville cast?The original cast of Rent included Anthony Rapp as Mark Cohen, Idina Menzel as Maureen Johnson, Taye Diggs as Benjamin Coffin III, Adam Pascal as Roger Davis, Jesse L. Martin as Tom Collins, Wilson Jermaine Heredia as Angel Dumott Schunard, Daphne Rubin-Vega as Mimi Márquez and Fredi Walker as Joanne Jefferson. The original cast except for Daphne Rubin-Vega also starred in the 2005 movie. Rubin-Vega was replaced by Rasario Dawson. To find out who will be playing these iconic characters next, be sure to check back at StubHub.
How long is Rent?Rent has a run time of two hours and 45 minutes, and it may or may not include an intermission.
In what venue is Rent Louisville held?Louisville has more than just horse racing tracks, it also has some wonderful theaters, including the Louisville Palace Theatre and Whitney Hall. To find out what venue Rent will be at next, be sure to check at StubHub.
What other musicals might you enjoy?If you love Rent, then be sure to check out Spring Awakening.
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