Rent

September 2024

Book, Music, and Lyrics: Jonathan Larson

Additional Lyrics: Billy Aronson

Based on: La bohème by Giacomo Puccini

Premiere Performance: January 25, 1996—New York Theatre Workshop

Broadway Premiere: April 29, 1996—Nederlander Theatre, New York

Loosely based on Giacomo Puccini’s beloved opera La bohème, Rent is the story of one year in  the lives of poor, defiant, young artists as they find their creative voices and learn to love. Set in New York City’s East Village, Rent  reflects the agony of the 80s, a time shattered by the HIV/AIDS epidemic“Light My Candle,” “Goodbye Love,” and “Take Me or Leave Me,” broke new ground on Broadway with music that resonates even today.

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Date + Times

Performance runtime: approximately 3 hours—Act I: 70 minutes | Intermission: 25 minutes | Act II: 85 minutes
Questions about the performance? Contact us at info@atlantaopera.org

Media

2024-25 Season Announcement

Cast + Creative

Cast

Roger Davis
Angel Dumott Schunard
Benjamin "Benny" Coffin, III
Marueen Johnson
Joanne Jefferson

Creative

Conductor
Co-Director
Co-Director, Set & Projection Designer
Choreographer
Assistant Director
Costume Designer
Wig & Makeup Designer
Assistant Director
Assistant Scenic Designer

Plan Your Visit

Pullman Yards

This historic property is located on the edges of Kirkwood and Edgewood. Originally built in 1904 by Pratt Engineering, The Pullman Company Purchased the property in 1926, expanded it and gave it its iconic name. Pullman Yards is brings fun, arts and culture to the neighborhood, the city of Atlanta and all its surrounding areas. Pullman is host to performances, rotating exhibits, two on-site restaurants, and Emory’s Science Gallery.