RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Announces Stop in San Jose

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Announces Stop in San Jose

The producers of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour announced today that the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning landmark rock musical will perform at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd.) January 23-28, 2018. Single tickets ($48-$128) are on-sale now at, in-person at the City National Civic Box Office (150 W. San Carlos St., San Jose), or by calling 800-982-ARTS (2787). Group orders of 15 or more may be placed by calling 408- 792-4131. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice.

The performance schedule for RENT is as follows: Tuesday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m. (press night); Wednesday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, January 25 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 26 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, January 27 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.;and Sunday, January 28 at 1 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

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. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. 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 is winner of the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It is one of only five musicals to win both awards.

Based on the original direction by Michael Greif (Tony and Drama Desk Nominations, RENT), Evan Ensign will restage this 20th anniversary tour. Marlies Yearby (Tony Nomination, RENT) will serve as choreographer.

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.

The RENT 20th Anniversary Tour is presented as part of the Broadway San Jose,a Nederlander Presentation, 2017-18 season.

For additional information on the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, visit

Photo: The Company of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour
Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg

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