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Jonathan Larson Headshot
Date Of Birth:
February 04, 1960
Date Of Death:
January 25, 1996 (35)
Birth Place:
Mount Vernon, New York, USA
Bio:
Jonathan Larson received the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for RENT. He also won the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical and the 1994 Richard Rodgers Award for RENT and twice received The Gilman & Gonzales-Falla Theatre Foundation's Comendation Award. In 1989 he was granted the Stephen Sondheim Award ... (read complete bio)
 
Jonathan Larson Headshot
Date of Birth: February 04, 1960
Date of Death: January 25, 1996 (35)

Birth Place: Mount Vernon, New York, USA

Bio:
Jonathan Larson received the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for RENT. He also won the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical and the 1994 Richard Rodgers Award for RENT and twice received The Gilman & Gonzales-Falla Theatre Foundation's Comendation Award. In 1989 he was granted the Stephen Sondheim Award ... (read complete bio)
Anthony Rapp to Star in Staged Reading of ANDY WARHOL IN IRAN at Barrington Stage Com Photo Anthony Rapp to Star in Staged Reading of ANDY WARHOL IN IRAN at Barrington Stage Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2021

Barrington Stage Company has announced that Obie Award winner Anthony Rapp (Rent, If/Then) will take on the title role in a staged reading of Andy Warhol in Iran on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 8:00 pm on the Boyd-Quinson Stage (30 Union Street).

Kimmel Cultural Campus Announces 2021/2022 Season Photo Kimmel Cultural Campus Announces 2021/2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2021

Kimmel Cultural Campus has announced the much-anticipated return of in-person performing arts across their venues: the Kimmel Center, the Academy of Music, and the Merriam Theater. On September 18, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., Kimmel Cultural Campus will host a grand reopening event in Commonwealth Plaza to celebrate the start of the 2021-22 season.

Pulitzer Prize-Winner Michael R. Jackson to Pen Horror Flick for A24 Photo Pulitzer Prize-Winner Michael R. Jackson to Pen Horror Flick for A24
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 16, 2021

Michael R. Jackson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and composer of the acclaimed musical A Strange Loop, will pen a new original horror film for A24. 

Wake Up With BWW 7/14: Emmy Nominations, New York City Center Season, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 7/14: Emmy Nominations, New York City Center Season, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2021

Today's top stories: Emmy nominations for Hamilton, Cynthia Erivo, Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, and more, plus first look at Jesus Christ Superstar in Japan starring Ramin Karimloo and Telly Leung, New York City Center season announcement, and more!

Diversionary Announces 2021/2022 Season Photo Diversionary Announces 2021/2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2021

Diversionary Theatre has announced their Season 36 lineup of new LGBTQ work. With 4 new works on The Robert L. Granat and Albert J. Mazur Mainstage exploring how our LGBTQ family defines home, Diversionary welcomes the community back to their newly renovated theatre home, and their new social and performance venue The Austin & Joann Clark Cabaret. 

Signature Theatre Sets 2021/22 Season Featuring Pre-Broadway KPOP, THE BROADWAY MUSIC Photo Signature Theatre Sets 2021/22 Season Featuring Pre-Broadway KPOP, THE BROADWAY MUSICAL & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2021

The 2021/2022 Signature Theatre season kicks off early November 2021 with a reimagined new production of Jonathan Larson’s musical RENT and continues with the DC premiere of Daphne’s Dive by Quiara Alegría Hudes; a new production of She Loves Me by Joe Masteroff, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick and more.

New Casting Announced For RENT At Hope Mill Theatre Photo New Casting Announced For RENT At Hope Mill Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2021

The production runs from August 6 to September 19, 2021. Learn more about the show and how to purchase tickets here!

Lin-Manuel Miranda to Begin Work on a New Stage Musical; Might In the Heights Return? Photo Lin-Manuel Miranda to Begin Work on a New Stage Musical; Might In the Heights Return?
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 9, 2021

Lin also said that he is ready to set aside his booming career on the big screen to begin work on a new musical in 2022...

RENT 25th Anniversary Tour Will Come to The Boch Center Shubert Theatre in October Photo RENT 25th Anniversary Tour Will Come to The Boch Center Shubert Theatre in October
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2021

This Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning phenomenon follows a year in the lives of a diverse group of artists and friends struggling to follow their dreams¬†without selling out. It has become more than a musical ‚Äď it's a cultural touchstone, a rite of passage and a source of joy and strength for millions. RENT has become a part of us forever.

Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's EDGES Gears Up to Hit the Stage at Chance Theater Photo Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's EDGES Gears Up to Hit the Stage at Chance Theater
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 2, 2021

Chance Theater will present the Orange County premiere of Pasek and Paul’s musical, Edges as the third show in its 23rd Anniversary Season, and the first show presented live and in-person since shutting its doors on March 13, 2020. This clever and charming musical is directed by Resident Artist James Michael McHale and music direction is by Resident Artist Robyn Manion. The show is performing July 9 - August 8, 2021. 

Casting Announced for RENT from Possibilities Theater Company Photo Casting Announced for RENT from Possibilities Theater Company
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 1, 2021

Chicago-based Possibilities Theatre Company announces the cast and production team for their upcoming production of RENT by Jonathan Larson. 

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Sets Pre-Broadway Run in Chicago Photo THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Sets Pre-Broadway Run in Chicago
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2021

Broadway In Chicago has announced the reopening of its theatres on October 5, 2021, including two pre-Broadways, PARADISE SQUARE and THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, four direct-from-Broadway productions Disney’s FROZEN, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME, COME FROM AWAY, MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL and more.

OC Premiere Of Pasek & Paul's EDGES Marks Return To Live Performances at Chance Theat Photo OC Premiere Of Pasek & Paul's EDGES Marks Return To Live Performances at Chance Theater
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 25, 2021

Chance Theater is excited to announce that the Orange County premiere of Pasek and Paul's musical, Edges will be the third show in its 23rd Anniversary Season, and the first show presented live and in-person since shutting its doors on March 13, 2020. This clever and charming musical is directed by Resident Artist James Michael McHale and music direction is by Resident Artist Robyn Manion. The show is performing July 9 - August 8, 2021. 

White Snake Projects Announces A SURVIVOR'S ODYSSEY - The Third Virtual Opera in Thei Photo White Snake Projects Announces A SURVIVOR'S ODYSSEY - The Third Virtual Opera in Their Pandemic Trilogy
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 25, 2021

Following the resounding success of the virtual opera Death by Life, treating the subjects of long-term incarceration and systemic racism, Cerise Jacobs and her activist opera company White Snake Projects have announced their third live virtual world premiere opera since the beginning of the pandemic. 

Student Blog: Tick, Tick… Boom! Jonathan Larson's Legacy Photo Student Blog: Tick, Tick… Boom! Jonathan Larson's Legacy
by Student Blogger: Lauren Brown - Jun 25, 2021

When I first heard the news that Larson’s musical was going to be adapted into a film for Netflix, my heart skipped a beat and my love for Tick Tick Boom resurfaced in an overwhelming way. His other and much more popular musical Rent has been a long time favorite of mine, but there’s something about the intimacy and relatability of his first show. Written as a semi-autobiographical musical and even using his own name for the main character, the show is really Larson’s personal story about living as a starving artist in New York City.

Curve Postpones RENT: The Concert Photo Curve Postpones RENT: The Concert
by Stephi Wild - Jun 17, 2021

Curve has announced the postponement of its upcoming production of RENT: The Concert.  This comes after Monday's announcement that the UK government is extending COVID-19 restrictions.

RENT 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour to Perform at the Fisher Theatre in October Photo RENT 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour to Perform at the Fisher Theatre in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2021

Broadway In Detroit has announced that Broadway shows will return to the Fisher Theatre October 19 with the RENT 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour with performances through Sunday, October 24.

Melissa Errico, Joe Iconis, Brenda Braxton, Bianca Marroquín & More to Take Part in  Photo Melissa Errico, Joe Iconis, Brenda Braxton, Bianca Marroquín & More to Take Part in BROADWAY LIVE CINEMA FESTIVAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2021

Broadway Live Cinema Festival, the new film and live performance event honoring Broadway and movie musicals, has announced the lineup of artists set to perform live at the inaugural festival this summer at AMC Empire 25 Theater in Times Square (234 W 42nd St, NYC). 

TICK, TICK… BOOM!: Retrato de un bohemio convertido en icono de Broadway Photo TICK, TICK… BOOM!: Retrato de un bohemio convertido en icono de Broadway
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 16, 2021

Con el reciente lanzamiento del trailer de la película de TICK TICK… BOOM! hemos hablado con Ferran Guiu, Jorge Gonzalo y David Pintó sobre el autor que revolucionó Broadway en los 90.

GODSPELL, RENT & More to Return To The Jersey Shore This Summer at Algonquin Arts The Photo GODSPELL, RENT & More to Return To The Jersey Shore This Summer at Algonquin Arts Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2021

Broadway's back in New York City this fall, but fans of musical theatre at the Jersey Shore only have to wait another month. Algonquin Arts Theatre will be producing Broadway musicals 'Godspell' and 'Rent' this summer. Showtimes are Friday & Saturday nights at 8 pm, Saturday at 2 pm and Sundays at 3 pm.

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