RENT Cast Featured on Episode of MTV's MADE Today, 6/25

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The cast and creative team of Rent will be featured on an episode of MTV's hit show, MADE, airing today, June 25th at 4 PM.

MTV's MADE #DreamBigger episode titled "Professional Actress", follows aspiring actress, Rita, as she prepares to audition for a role in Broadway's RENT. But when her religious beliefs clash with her training, Rita must choose between keeping the faith and achieving her goal.

This season of the Emmy Award winning series is entitled "Made #DreamBigger" for it steers away from high school students and focuses on college students, college graduates and young adults. Each week "MADE #DreamBigger" focuses on a different young person working towards their goal. In March of 2012, MTV crews documented the cast, crew and the creative team of Rent at New World Stages as they took part in a young woman's journey to become an actress.

Rent, written by Jonathan Larson and directed by Michael Greif, opened at off-Broadway's New World Stages on August 11, 2011. The original production of Rent first opened February 13, 1996 at New York Theatre Workshop where it was hailed as a landmark in the history of the American musical. It transferred to Broadway's Nederlander Theatre on April 29, 1996, and enjoyed a remarkable 12 year run. The musical went on to win every major best musical award, including the Tony Award, New York Drama Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award, and the Outer Critics Circle Award. Additionally, Rent is one of only eight musicals to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama. In all Rent won four Tony Awards, six Drama Desk Awards, two Theatre World Awards, and Obie Awards for its creator, director, and entire cast. Rent closed at the Nederlander Theatre on Sunday, September 7, 2008, after playing 5,124 performances and 16 previews.

Rent performs Mondays and Wednesday through Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 7:30pm, with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm, at New World Stages, 340 West 50 Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. Tickets may be purchased by visiting siteforrent.com or telecharge.com; by phoning 212-947-8844; or by going to the New World Stages box office, 340 West 50 Street. For box office hours visit newworldstages.com/boxoffice.html. For more information about Rent, visit siteforrent.com.

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