Opened: May 12, 1998
Closing: October 30, 1999

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Holborn end of Shaftesbury Avenue London

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Perelman Performing Arts Center to Present IS IT THURSDAY YET? & More Dance Programming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 27, 2023

The Perelman Performing Arts Center will present Is It Thursday Yet?, The March, and Motion/Matter: Street Dance Festival at the new performing arts center at the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan. 

Landmark Theatres Brings RENT Back to the UK in 2024
by Stephi Wild - Oct 27, 2023

La Vie Boheme, Rent Heads! Landmark Theatres are delighted to announce their debut production of Jonathan Larson’s Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical Rent which will open at Peterborough New Theatre on 20 June before visiting the Queen’s Theatre Barnstaple from 03 July.

Sydney Festival Launches 2024 Program
by Stephi Wild - Oct 26, 2023

The mainstay of Sydney’s high summer season, Sydney Festival, sails back this January with a first class line-up of World Premieres, extraordinary immersive experiences, cutting-edge public art, Australian exclusives, free events, trailblazing First Nations programming and an epic live music offering. 

WAM to Present Musical Trio For Fall Cabaret
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 11, 2023

WAM Theatre has just announced a thrilling musical trio for their upcoming Fall Cabaret, which will run for 4 nights only. Get all the details about the dates and venue here.

RENT Will Embark on Australian Tour in 2024
by Stephi Wild - Sep 18, 2023

The multi-Tony Award winning rock musical by Jonathan Larson, RENT, will embark on a tour of Australia in 2024. Find out how to catch the show in a city near you!

Taye Diggs Portrays Lance Herndon in New BET+ Film LOVE AND MURDER: ATLANTA PLAYBOY
by Michael Major - Sep 15, 2023

LOVE & MURDER: ATLANTA PLAYBOY is based on the book 'Redbone: Money, Malice and Murder in Atlanta,' by Ron Stodghill. Taye Diggs stars alongside Keesha Sharp, Ciera Payton, Apryl Jones, Ernestine Johnson, Nicole Lyn, Robert Brown, Tye White, Anton Peeples, Yung Joc, Karlie Redd, and Yandy Smith.

Which Actors Have Done Multiple Broadway Shows Together?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Sep 10, 2023

This time, the reader question was: Which Actors Have Done Multiple Broadway Shows Together?

Livestream Will Benefit Deaf Austin Theater's ASL Production of THE LARAMIE PROJECT
by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2023

Join BROADWAY SIGNs! PRIDE! A Benefit for Deaf Austin Theater’s First Ever ASL Production of the Laramie Project, live from The Triad Theater.

Paul Taylor Dance Company to Present Works by Ulysses Dove, Amy Hall Garner, Lauren Lovette, and More in 2023 Season
by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 27, 2023

The Paul Taylor Dance Company's 2023 Season at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, from October 31 through November 12, will include fourteen dances by five choreographers – Ulysses Dove, Amy Hall Garner, Larry Keigwin, Lauren Lovette, and Paul Taylor – and feature world premieres by Lovette, PTDC's Resident Choreographer, and Keigwin, Taylor Company Commissioned choreographer.

Amber Riley & Taye Diggs to Voice Ursula & King Triton in Disney's ARIEL Animated Series Inspired By THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Michael Major - Aug 18, 2023

Broadway, film and television stars Taye Diggs (“Rent”) and Amber Riley (“Glee”) will voice King Triton and Ursula in “Disney Junior’s Ariel,” an animated musical series for preschoolers inspired by the beloved story of “The Little Mermaid.” Mykal-Michelle Harris (“Raven’s Home”) has been cast in the lead role of Ariel.

Ivo van Hove to Direct JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in Amsterdam in 2024
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 18, 2023

Ivo van Hove is set to direct a production of Jesus Christ Superstar at Nationale Theaterkassa in the Netherlands in 2024. Find out more about this highly anticipated production and the renowned director's impressive body of work.

Darren Day, Hannah-Jane Fox & More Complete the Cast of CLOSE UP - THE TWIGGY MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 14, 2023

Discover the latest additions to the cast of THE TWIGGY MUSICAL, including Darren Day and Hannah-Jane Fox. Find out when and where this highly anticipated production will be held, and secure your tickets to experience this sensational musical firsthand. Don't miss out - book your seats now!

Sandra Mae Frank and Joey Antonio to Host BROADWAY SIGNS! PRIDE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 1, 2023

Join Sandra Mae Frank and Joey Antonio as they host Broadway SIGNs! PRIDE, a special event celebrating the first ever American Sign Language production of The Laramie Project. Don't miss this exciting night of inclusive theater!

Adam Pascal, Aimie Atkinson, and More Join the Cast of DEATH NOTE THE MUSICAL In Concert
by Stephi Wild - Jul 24, 2023

Final casting has been revealed for the European premiere of the multi award-winning manga stage musical Death Note THE MUSICAL in Concert. Find out who is starring in the show here!

Priscilla Lopez, Andréa Burns, Eden Espinosa & More Will Star in Michael John LaChiusa's THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA at Lincoln Center Theater
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 18, 2023

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of André Bishop) just announced the New York premiere of THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA, directed and co-choreographed by Graciela Daniele, with book, music, and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa. 

Eden Espinosa, Alison Pill, Asmeret Ghebremichael & More Join Williamstown Theatre Festival Programming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 6, 2023

Williamstown Theatre Festival has revealed the lineup for the WTF Cabaret, a cabaret series curated in partnership with Tony Award nominee and Festival mainstay Christopher Fitzgerald. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

MEET ME WHERE I AM To Have US Premiere At Dances With Films Festival 2023 In Los Angeles
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 16, 2023

'Meet Me Where I Am,' a timely and intimate look about moving through grief, will make its US premiere at this year's Dances With Films (DWF) Festival, June 22nd - July 2nd at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood.

Video: Go Inside Rehearsal for DISNEY'S BEAUTY & THE BEAST at The Muny
by Blair Ingenthron - Jun 11, 2023

Check out a sneak peek video of the first day of rehearsal for Disney's Beauty & the Beast at The Muny, starring Ashley Blanchet, Ben Crawford, Claybourne Elder, Ann Harada, and more!

The Muny's DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Announces Full Cast, Design, and Production Teams
by Blair Ingenthron - Jun 11, 2023

The Muny has announced its full cast, design and production teams for the Muny family favorite Disney's Beauty and the Beast, June 22 -30.

Who Will Win at the 2023 Tony Awards?
by Team BWW - Jun 9, 2023

Which Best Musical and Best Play nominees will take home the ultimate prize at the 2023 Tony Awards? We're breaking it down.

DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES Starring Kelli O'Hara & Brian d'Arcy James Extended; Adam Guettel Releases Demos
by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2023

Atlantic Theater Company has announced a final extension for the world premiere musical Days of Wine and Roses. Adapted from the 1962 film and original 1958 teleplay, the new musical features a book by Tony Award nominee Craig Lucas, music & lyrics by Tony Award winner Adam Guettel, and direction by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif.

Adam Pascal Will Direct RENT in Long Island This Summer
by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2023

Adam Pascal will direct a production of Rent coming to Long island's From Stage to Screen this summer. Auditions will be held this month.  Performances will run July 28-30.

Wake Up With BWW 5/11: BAD CINDERELLA Closing, Plus a Message From Paula Vogel!
by - May 11, 2023

Today's top stories: Bad Cinderella sets closing date, plus watch an exclusive video message from Paula Vogel in honor of BroadwayWorld's 20th anniversary!

Video: Who Will Win the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Watch Live at 3pm!
by Nicole Rosky - May 8, 2023

The Pulitzer Prize Board will present the 2023 award winners for Prizes in Journalism, Books, Drama and Music. Who will win this year? Tune in right here at 3pm to watch the announcement live!

Sanaz Toossi's ENGLISH Wins 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
by Nicole Rosky - May 8, 2023

The Pulitzer Prize Board has just announced that English, by Sanaz Toossi has won the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Other finalists included: On Sugarland by Aleshea Harris and The Far Country by Lloyd Suh.


Tune Up
Voice Mail # 1
You Okay Honey?
One Song Glory
Light My Candle
Voice Mail # 2
Today 4 U
You'll See
Tango: Maureen
Life Support
Out Tonight
Another Day
Will I?
On the Street
Santa Fe
We're Okay
I'll Cover You
Christmas Bells
Over the Moon
La Vie Boheme
I Should Tell You
Seasons of Love
Happy New Year
Voice Mail # 3
Take Me or Leave Me
Without You
Voice Mail # 4
Goodbye, Love
What You Own
Voice Mail # 5
Your Eyes
Because You Were Right
Valentine's Day
Do a Little Business
Right Brain
Open Road
Tune Up A
Voicemail #1
Tune Up B
You Okay Honey?
Tune Up - Reprise
One Song Glory
Light My Candle
Voicemail #2
Today For You A
You'll See
Tango Maureen
Life Support
Out Tonight
Another Day
Will I?
On the Street
Santa Fe
I'll Cover You
We're Okay
Christmas Bells
Over the Moon
La Vie Boheme
I Should Tell You
La Vie Boheme B
Seasons of Love A
Happy New Year A
Voicemail #3
Happy New Year B
Take Me or Leave Me
Seasons of Love B
Without You
Voicemail #5
I'll Cover You - Reprise
Goodbye Love
What You Own
Voicemail #6
Finale A
Your Eyes
Finale B
Rent has had 16 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1996, Off-Broadway which opened in 1996, Broadway which opened in 1996, Broadway which opened in 1996, US Tour which opened in 1997, West End which opened in 1998, West End which opened in 2002, US Tour which opened in 2005, Broadway which opened in 2006, West End which opened in 2007, US Tour which opened in 2009, Off-Broadway which opened in 2011, US Tour which opened in 2016, West End which opened in 2016, Motion Picture which opened in 2019 and Broadway which opened in 2019.
Rent has been nominated for several prestigious awards. Wilson Jermaine Heredia was nominated for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical at the Olivier Awards. Additionally, Jonathan Larson's Rent was nominated for The American Express Award for Best New Musical at the Olivier Awards. These nominations highlight the recognition and acclaim that Rent has received in the theater industry.



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