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RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Sets New Stops; Director, Original Broadway Creatives Join Team


The producers of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour announced additional details regarding the creative team and tour route.

Based on original direction by Michael Greif (Tony and Drama Desk Nominations, RENT), Evan Ensign will restage the 20th anniversary tour. Original Broadway creatives Marlies Yearby (Choreography), Angela Wendt (Costume Design), and Tim Weil (Music Supervision and Additional Arrangements) will be joined by Jonathan Spencer (Lighting Design), Keith Caggiano (Sound Design), MiRi Park (Associate Choreographer), and Matthew E. Maraffi (adapting original scenic design by Paul Clay) to make up the creative team for the tour.

The RENT 20TH Anniversary Tour is scheduled to perform in the following cities. Additional tour engagements will be announced at a later date.

Dallas, TX September 20-October 2, 2016

Ft. Lauderdale, FL October 7-9, 2016

Durham, NC October 11-16, 2016

Nashville, TN October 18-23, 2016

Wilmington, DE October 28-30, 2016

Kalamazoo, MI November 11-13, 2016

Syracuse, NY November 15-17, 2016

Des Moines, IA November 25-27, 2016

Costa Mesa, CA January 6-8, 2017

San Diego, CA January 10-15, 2017

Portland, OR January 20-22, 2017

Seattle, WA February 21-26, 2017

San Antonio, TX March 3-5, 2017

Grand Rapids, MI March 14-16, 2017

East Lansing, MI March 17-19, 2017

Baltimore, MD March 31- April 2, 2017

Boston, MA April 12-23, 2017

New Haven, CT April 28-30, 2017

St. Louis, MO May 19-21, 2017

Omaha, NE June 2-4, 2017

Minneapolis, MN June 6- 11, 2017

Memphis, TN June 16-18, 2017

Jonathan Larson's RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters-love.

The show received its world premiere off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop on February 13, 1996 to ecstatic reviews and transferred to Broadway on April 29, 1996.RENT won the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The RENT 20th Anniversary Tour is produced by Work Light Productions, whose other touring productions include Cinderella, MAMMA MIA!, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Vocalosity, and Crazy For You.

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