The story of struggling artists and musicians in Lower Manhattan's East Village comes to life in this rock musical. Rent is loosely based on La Boheme, and it is set in the early days of the HIV crisis in New York City. In 1993, the show made its off-Broadway debut at the New York Theatre Workshop. A few years later, it would officially come to Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre in 1996. You don't want to miss your chance to see this rock musical when it hits the stage in San Jose.
Seasons of Love
Billy Aronson created the idea of Rent as he teamed up with Jonathan Larson. Working with Aronson, Larson provided the lyrics and music for the play. However, he would not live long enough to see his play take to the stage. On the night before its debut, Larson died of an undiagnosed heart condition. This tragic event did not stop the production of the play. Rent went on to win several awards, including the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical. After 12 years, the musical officially closed on Broadway with over 5,123 performances, and it was the 11th longest-running show. There have been several tours throughout the United States and the world. Rent was made into a major film with most of the cast reprising their roles.
Where can I buy Rent San Jose tickets?
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Has Rent won any noteworthy awards?
Rent has won several awards during its Broadway tenure. In 1996, it won the 1996 Drama Desk prize for Best Musical. Jonathan Larson also won the Pulitzer Prize Award for Drama as well.
Is this production part of the 20th-anniversary tour of Rent?
Yes, the current production is part of the 20th-anniversary tour of Rent. This current touring production began in Dallas in 2016, and it will continue to tour through May 2020. During this time, it will make stops across several cities in the United States.
Who will appear on stage for the San Jose performance of Rent?
You can see Juan Luis Espinal as Benjamin Coffin III, Coleman Cummings as Roger Davis, Carlina Parker as Mimi and Samantha Mbolekwa as Joanne Jefferson, all who make an appearance for this special tour.
What songs will I hear at Rent San Jose?
Rent has a well-known soundtrack. During the first act, you will hear "Rent," "One Song Glory," "Light My Candle," "Today 4 U," "Tango: Maureen" and "Out Tonight." The second act also features some classic Broadway songs, including "Without You," "I'll Cover You," "Goodbye Love," "What You Own" and "Your Eyes."
What can I expect at a performance of Rent San Jose?
Rent was one of the first Broadway shows to use pop-rock during a performance. There are many heavy issues throughout the show, and it is not recommended for those under 13 years of age. While the subject matter may seem deep, there is an inspiring message throughout the play. Rent celebrates creativity and friendship in the face of adversity, and it shows the audience that love is the only thing that matters.
Which shows are similar to Rent?
If you are looking for a Broadway show similar to Rent, you might want to check a performance of Dear Evan Hansen.Back to Top
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