BWW TV FLASHBACK: Kevin McCollum on 'RENT'
Tomorrow, Sunday September 7, 2008 the curtain will fall on Broadway for the final performance of Rent. In celebration of the show and its history-making run, BroadwayWorld.com is happy to bring you this BWW TV FLASHBACK that was originally part of our '30 Days of RENT' series of features.
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Rent, written by Jonathan Larson and directed by Michael Greif, opened at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre, on April 29, 1996 following a history making, sold out, extended limited engagement at off-Broadway's New York Theatre Workshop. The musical went on to win every major best musical award, including the Tony Award, as well as the Pulitzer Prize for drama. Rent became the seventh longest running show in Broadway history in 2006, surpassing Miss Saigon. 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.
Rent plays at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 2pm & 7pm. Tickets, priced $45-$95, can be purchased by calling TicketMaster at (212) 307-4100. A limited number of $20 tickets are available day of performance at the box office.
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Edited by Craig Brockman