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SHNSF's 20th Anniverary Tour of RENT Amazes Photo SHNSF's 20th Anniverary Tour of RENT Amazes
by Linda Hodges - Jun 16, 2019

SHNSF's Golden Gate Theatre was electric with excitement as the house filled to capacity for the touring company of RENT. Now thru June 23!

BWW Review: RENT - THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR at Broadway Across America Photo BWW Review: RENT - THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR at Broadway Across America
by Alan Portner - May 1, 2019

The 20th Anniversary Tour of 'Rent' has roared onto the stage at the Kansas City Music Hall for a week-long residency through Sunday, May 5.  'Rent,' a rock-opera rendering of Puccini's 'La Boheme,' is not easy stuff.   It is musically challenging and sometimes tough to follow, but it is also undeniably powerful and here performed at the highest possible level.

BWW Reviews: Larson Left His Mark with RENT Photo BWW Reviews: Larson Left His Mark with RENT
by Paul Batterson - Mar 21, 2019

It's with a touch of sadness that RENT celebrates its 20th anniversary of its first national tour. The national tour company of the Jonathan Larson musical about artists trying to make it big in New York City rolled into Columbus for an eight-show stay March 19-24 at the Palace Theatre (34 West Broad St. in downtown Columbus).

State Theatre New Jersey Presents RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Photo State Theatre New Jersey Presents RENT 20th Anniversary Tour
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 15, 2019

State Theatre New Jersey presents RENT - 20th Anniversary Tour for three performances on Tuesday, April 2 at 8pm, Wednesday, April 3 at 8pm, and Thursday, April 4 at 8pm. Tickets range from $35-$98.

BWW Review: RENT 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR at Lied Center For Performing Arts is Perfecti Photo BWW Review: RENT 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR at Lied Center For Performing Arts is Perfection!
by Christine Swerczek - Mar 2, 2019

Jonathan Larson's Tony Award-winning groundbreaking musical, RENT, rocks stages across America in its 20th Anniversary touring production. It is currently playing at the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska. Forget regret. This is a show you must see.

BWW Interview: RENT'S Joanne, Lencia Kebede, Talks The 20th Anniversary Tour At The M Photo BWW Interview: RENT'S Joanne, Lencia Kebede, Talks The 20th Anniversary Tour At The McCallum Theatre and More
by David Green - Feb 6, 2019

The McCallum Theatre presents the 20th Anniversary Tour of Rent for five performances, Friday, February 8, through Sunday, February 10. In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson's Rent continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. I had the chance to chat with Lencia Kebede who plays Joanne in this current production, as the tour is making its way to The McCallum, about her personal journey and her journey with Rent. Here are a few excerpts from that conversation.

VIDEO: Billy Porter Goes Acoustic in Original Song 'Love The Pain Away' Photo VIDEO: Billy Porter Goes Acoustic in Original Song 'Love The Pain Away'
by Stage Tube - Jan 7, 2019

Broadway & Pose Star Billy Porter has teamed up with Broadway YouTuber Michael Korte to deliver some vocal magic! For Korte's 'One Take' acoustic sessions, Billy sings his original song 'Love The Pain Away'

Wake Up With BWW 12/20: Emily Blunt Talks MARY POPPINS RETURNS, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 12/20: Emily Blunt Talks MARY POPPINS RETURNS, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Emily Blunt talks Mary Poppins Returns, and more!

VIDEO: Broadway YouTuber Michael Korte is Back with Nine Female Vocalists Singing a T Photo VIDEO: Broadway YouTuber Michael Korte is Back with Nine Female Vocalists Singing a THE LION KING Medley
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2018

YouTuber Michael Korte is back with 'Queens Sing King', an empowering medley of songs from Broadway's Lion King sung by 9 inspiring female voices. 

BWW Review: RENT at Aronoff Center For The Arts Photo BWW Review: RENT at Aronoff Center For The Arts
by Anne Simendinger - Dec 14, 2018

While it's been over 20 years since the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical debuted on the great white way, this production feels as important and fresh as ever.

BWW Interview: Lencia Kebede of RENT at Aronoff Center For The Arts Photo BWW Interview: Lencia Kebede of RENT at Aronoff Center For The Arts
by Anne Simendinger - Dec 13, 2018

Lencia Kebede‚ÄĒJoanne in the 'RENT' tour‚ÄĒtalks about how she is making her mark on the character, putting her degree to good use, learning from her experience with Beyonc√© and more in this interview with BWW.

Photo Flash: New Photos Of The RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Photo Photo Flash: New Photos Of The RENT 20th Anniversary Tour
by Alan Henry - Aug 17, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the new cast of the 20th Anniversary tour of RENT which will play the Shanghai Cultural Centre in China beginning August 30th before returning to the US this fall.

BWW Review: 20 Years of RENT Glory for Jonathan Larson's Songs at Clowes Memorial Hal Photo BWW Review: 20 Years of RENT Glory for Jonathan Larson's Songs at Clowes Memorial Hall
by The Marriage Matinee - Jun 14, 2018

It may have been 20 years since RENT first took Broadway by storm, but there's a clear reason why it's earned a 20th anniversary tour. It resonates with truths that echo through all decades, not just the one in which it was created.

Whittier Community Theatre to Launch 95th Season with Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Whittier Community Theatre presents the first show of their 95th Season, Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' opening September 9 and playing September 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 8:00pm, with one Sunday matinee September 18 at 2:30pm.

Whittier Community Theatre to Launch 95th Season with Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Whittier Community Theatre presents the first show of their 95th Season, Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' opening September 9 and playing September 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 8:00pm, with one Sunday matinee September 18 at 2:30pm.