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Photo Coverage: RENT's 10th Anniversary Concert

A few days before the 10th anniversary of Renton April 24th, a benefit concert of the landmark Jonathan Larson musical was held at the Nederlander Theatre. BroadwayWorld.com was there to bring you up close and person on the red carpet for this once in a lifetime event!

Rent will celebrate its 10th anniversary on April 29th. The musical opened on that date at the Nederlander in 1996 and starred Taye Diggs, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Jesse L. Martin, Idina Menzel, Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp (all of whom repeated their performances in the recent film version), as well as Daphne Rubin-Vega and Fredi Walker. Gilles Chiasson, Rodney Hicks, Kristen Lee Kelly, Aiko Nakasone, Timothy Britten Parker, Gwen Stewart and Byron Utley were also included in the original cast.

With its groundbreaking rock score by Larson and a story that captured the current of its generation, Rent is set in New York in the East Village, where a group of artists love and live La Vie Boheme even under the shadow of poverty, failure, illness and death. The La Boheme-based show won the Pultizer and the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical, as well as 3 others. Tragically, Larson died a few months before the show opened. It has since run over 4,100 performances. The show is directed by Michael Greif and choreographed by Marlies Yearby, with musical direction by Tim Weil.


You could feel the energy from the massive crowd...


Joey Fatone


Mayor Bloomberg


Luke Perry


Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker


After the concert, the red carpet was rolled out at Cipriani's on 42nd


Raul Esparza


Raul Esparza


Randy Graff


Jed Bernstein


Lonny Price


Luther Creek


Producer Jeffrey Seller and Director Michael Greif


Michael Greif and Choreographer Marlies Yearby


The Larson Family


Wilson Cruz


Frenchie Davis




John Tisch


Brian d'Arcy James


Claudia Shear and Doug Wright


Heather Randall


American Idol's Constantine


Marin Mazzie


Christopher J. Hanke


Anthony Rapp


Anthony Rapp and Rodney To


Idina Menzel


Idina Menzel



Taye Diggs


Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs


Daphne Rubin-Vega


Parting shot of Anthony celebrating RENT's 10 wonderful years!



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